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(Video) Bad luck of the Irish sees Sweden escape with one point as Zlatan takes credit for OG

Sweden came from behind to hold the Republic of Ireland to a 1-1 draw in Group C of Euro 2016 on Monday.

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan fired in a terrific volley to put Ireland ahead early in the second half, before a Ciaran Clark own goal levelled the score 18 minutes from time.

Clark’s OG was unfortunate, but it was the product of a dangerous cross from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who had been kept quiet for most of the game.

Ireland had dominated the first half, with Derby County’s Jeff Hendrick twice coming close to breaking the deadlock.

So when Hoolahan, who was named man of the match, did open the scoring for Ireland it was much deserved.

Hoolahan pinged a first-time shot beyond former Manchester City goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson, after fine work from Seamus Coleman down the right flank.

Although Ireland had been excellent, Martin O’Neill’s men wilted after taking the lead and the Swedish equaliser was no surprise when it came.

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