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Ireland plays down Man City scoring heroics

Stephen Ireland played down his stunning matchwinner for Manchester City against Reading on Saturday.

"It was alright, I'm just happy to score," the young Irish midfielder told City's website afterwards. "As I said after the Sunderland game I'm after Michael Johnson now and I just want to keep scoring."

On his more tempered goal celebrations, Ireland added: "I had it in the back of my mind, but I'll keep it for probably a better occasion, something like the FA Cup Final hopefully.

"I'm happy playing at the moment and thankfully when the ball dropped I just finished it."

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