O’Neill – Murphy’s Glorious Move To Newcastle – A Great Great Goal

We have this feeling that Daryl Murphy is going to be an excellent player for Newcastle United and after being at the club for a short 9 days Daryl is brought on as a substitute for Ireland in Serbia last night and he scored the equalizer four minutes later with a great header,

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Daryl Murphy equalizes – yes!!

Ireland had gone ahead after just 3 minutes through Jeff Hendrick’s  goal, but Serbia came back with goals from Kostic and Dusan Tadic in the second half before Daryl Murphy’s late equalizer and that was his very first International goal and his 23rd cap.

Martin O’Neill was rightly delighted after the game, the way his players came back in those final 21 minutes after Tadic had scored a penalty that was a very dubious one.

This is what Martin O’Neill said after the game:

“Expecting to control a match for 90 minutes away from home against Serbia? That’s lunacy.”

“I thought we thwarted them pretty well in the first half. You would expect them to have a lot of possession being the home team.”

“You knew that they were going to come into the game in the second half and they did so.”

“It is very, very difficult. You are playing away from home against Serbia. These boys play in big, big leagues.”

“But we roared back after we conceded the penalty,” “We had a goal disallowed and Shane Long had a great chance to equalise.”

“And then Murphy comes up with a great, great goal.”

“It’s been a big boost for him at club level getting a glorious move to Newcastle.”

“He’s fit, regardless of his age, and he steamed into it and that was a great goal for us and a great goal for him too.”

It was an excellent point for Ireland on the night and we are delighted Daryl got off the mark finally for his country.

Here’s the goals and that penalty was very very soft.

Maybe Daryl can get off the mark for Newcastle at club level at Derby County on Saturday?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #1

    I think Gayle will start and it’s up to Mitro and Murphy to force there way in, Rafa could go two up front if he feels that our opponents will park the bus, but away to Derby I would expect them to come at us so I would imagine that we will play with just the one striker and it will probably be Gayle seeing as Rafa does prefer a quick and mobile striker when he is only playing one up front.

    Looking at our next few fixtures apart from the cup match we may have to wait until October before we see either Mitro or Murphy starting game, for now I would imagine they will be used as subs when/if we need to change things.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #2

    I’ll spare the repost.

  • Jib

    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s such a shame Martin O’Neill grew up in NI supporting the unwashed – managing them was such a backward step in his career.

    I really rate him as a manager.

    Of all the Brian Clough protegés he seems closest to the master.

  • Spoof

    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #4


    I hope your preparing yourself for a load of abuse, disrespecting your nearest rivals is one thing, but the Irish is quite another, there was no need for that against the Irish !

  • Jib

    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Eh ?
    How is mentioning where he grew up – disrespectful?

  • Spoof

    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #6


    Sorry mate I mis-read your post and I thought you were addressing the Irish as being the unwashed, my mistake.

  • Jib

    Sep 6, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Oh I see
    You misread my sub clause (my bad punctuation I guess )
    It wasn’t – It’s a shame he grew up NI
    It was – It’s a shame he grew up in NI (pause for breath) supporting Sunlun.

    Your response was pure Biffa Bacon.

    You’ll be telling me my pint called you a puff in a minute


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