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Ireland player scores wonder goal from half-way line

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THE best goal over this international soccer week can undoubtedly be claimed by an Ireland player.

During an U19 match Liam Kelly scored from an incredible half-way line strike to secure the national team a 1-0 win against Sweden.

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The Reading star was praised by the team’s boss Paul Doolin, and comparisons were drawn to David Beckham’s memorable goal in 1996 against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park.

He said: “The goal was absolutely unbelievable and I instantly thought of David Beckham.”

“Liam picked it up on the half-way line looked up and let fly. For a guy of his size he has great technique.”

This is not the first time Kelly has scored in remarkable fashion; he also netted an impressive free-kick for Reading’s U18s against Bolton earlier this year.

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