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Cannon Scores On Republic of Ireland U21 Debut

26 March 2023

Tom Cannon scored on his Republic of Ireland U21 debut to help his ten-man nation come out on top against Iceland U21.

Cannon – who has scored three times for Preston North End since his arrival on loan from Everton in January – started in Cork and equalised 23 minutes in after going behind early on.

The striker was sent through on goal and he took his time before beating the goalkeeper with a low effort, finding the bottom corner.

Ireland were reduced to ten men shortly afterwards, but Cannon continued to lead the line well before being substituted off on 75 minutes, and Shamrock Rovers' Johnny Kenny sealed victory with eight minutes left on the clock.

Elsewhere, Daniel Johnson will be hoping to make a similar impact for Jamaica on Sunday when the Reggae Boyz take on Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League, with the game getting underway in the early hours of Monday morning in the UK.

Also this international break, skipper Alan Browne played 90 minutes for the Republic of Ireland senior side on Wednesday night as the Boys in Green beat Latvia at home, while Troy Parrott came on off the bench in the 73rd minute.

The duo, as well as Robbie Brady who was called up to the squad on Sunday, will hope to feature on Monday evening when World Cup finalists France come to the Aviva Stadium for a 7.45pm kick-off.

Liam Delap will also be facing France, at U20 level for England on Tuesday, and he'll be looking for his first start of the break, having featured off the bench in a victory over Germany, before being an unused substitute against USA.

Meanwhile, PNE U19 defender Harry Nevin is yet to feature for Republic of Ireland U19, who have a crucial qualification game against Greece coming up on Tuesday.


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