DARREN RANDOLPH has admitted his shock at the manner of the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup play-off nightmare.
Martin O’Neill’s men returned from Copenhagen on Saturday evening with a 0-0 draw and while knowing there was still a significant amount of work to be done, believing they had the upper hand in the tie.
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Their fate was in their own hands when Shane Duffy headed them into a sixth-minute lead at the Aviva Stadium, but that was as good as it got as Denmark launched a blitz to run out 5-1 winners.