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Watch: Sean Maguire Scores Remarkably Flukey Goal For Preston

Sean Maguire

What a year it’s been for former Cork City striker Sean Maguire. After firing the Turner’s Cross outfit into a commanding lead in the League of Ireland, the Kilkenny native earned his move to England as Championship outfit Preston North End came calling.

His second stint in England has gotten off to a perfect start, as he nailed down a starting berth in the side, and is immediately a fan favourite at Deepdale.

To add to all of that, he has made his Ireland debut with an appearance in a competitive game, a rarity in the Martin O’Neill era. With Jonathan Walters possibly missing out on next month’s World Cup play-off, and Shane Long struggling for form, Maguire could have a bigger role in next month’s international window.

Dublin , Ireland - 6 October 2017; Sean Maguire of Republic of Ireland make his way onto the pitch in place of Shane Long during the FIFA World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Republic of Ireland and Moldova at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

He’s certainly doing his part to convince the Irish management that he belongs in the international set-up.

Today, Preston are playing away to Fulham in Craven Cottage, and the Irishman helped them to a 0-2 half-time lead, chipping in with an assist and a goal of his own.

Although the assist was well worked, we’re not too sure how much Maguire knew about the goal, but he has been credited with the score.

https://twitter.com/joenekan1/status/919208898736902145

Unfortunately, he went off injured before half-time. For the sake of Ireland, let’s hope it’s not too serious!

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Make sure to check out the latest episode of The Mixer, where we look back at the international break with Joe Gamble.

https://soundcloud.com/punditarenairishfootball/joe-gamble-looks-ahead-to-the-future-of-irish-football

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