Republic of Ireland 1-5 Denmark player ratings, stats and reaction: Spurs ace shows why he’s one of the best with stunning hat-trick

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Spurs star Christian Eriksen bagged a sublime hat-trick tonight as Denmark crushed Republic of Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.

The home side took the lead through Shane Duffy, however two quick-fire goals from Eriksen and an own goal from Cyrus Christie gave the away side a half-time lead.

Two second half goals from the Tottenham talisman, as well as a penalty from Nicklas Bendtner sees the Boys in Green fail to qualify for their fourth consecutive World Cup.

Man of the Match

Spurs’ Eriksen took every single plaudit tonight, as the midfielder scored an absolutely superb treble to send his side into the World Cup.

All three of the Dane’s strikes were out of this world, with his second being the best of the bunch.

This tweet sums up just how good the player was this evening

Stat of the Match

This stat shows just how good the Spurs stalwart has been for Denmark these past few years

Player Ratings

Ireland: Randolph 5, Christie 5, Duffy 7 Clark 6, Ward 5m Meyler 6, Arter 6, Brady 6, Hendrick 6, McClean 6, Murphy 6 / Subs: Long 6, Hoolahan 6, McGeady 6

Denmark: Schmeichel 6, Larsen 6, Bjelland 7, Kjaer 7, Christensen 7, Delaney 7, Kvist 7, Sisto 7, Eriksen 9, Poulsen 6, Jorgensen 7 / Subs: Cornelius 6, Ankersen 6, Bendtner 7


On the social media front, it was all praise for Spurs’ talisman tonight, with some of football’s biggest names even getting in on the act

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