LISTEN: The goals that ended our World Cup dreams

Unfortunately for Ireland, Christian Eriksen was on song

BY Raf Diallo 21:44 Tuesday 14 November 2017, 21:44 14 Nov 2017

Ireland's Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady dejected after conceding a third goal Β©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Even if one thought, Denmark would edge us to a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, no one could have predicted the pasting we got at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

A bright start thanks to Shane Duffy's header had us dreaming initially as our commentators Dave McIntyre and Kevin Kilbane channeled: 

But as often happens of late, an early goal morphed into a curse. First a goal was bundled in via the unfortunate Cyrus Christie by the post and then Denmark's star man Christian Eriksen struck the first of his eventual hat-trick: 

He struck again... 

And again... 

Before Nicklas Bendtner put salt in the wounds with a late penalty to leave the scores at 5-1:  

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