Ireland plays down Man City scoring heroics
"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."