Shane Long is officially back among the goals
Ireland take early lead in Moldova
Ireland took an early lead in Moldova tonight, scoring after just 2 minutes.
With Wales only drawing at home to Georgia tonight, Martin O’Neill’s side can make a big statement in the group by winning in Moldova tonight.
Shane Long ends 18 game drought
And Shane Long will be a relieved man after giving the Irish the lead.
In terms of prolific goalscoring, it’s safe to say the Tipperary native is not in Cristiano Ronaldo’s ranks.
The Southampton man has averaged a goal around every 4.5 games throughout his career, and that ratio was drastically worsened during this recent drought, which saw him go 18 games without scoring.
Shane Long giving Ireland the lead in Moldova after just 2 minutes!https://t.co/dfl2XTQA0Q
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) October 9, 2016