Ireland revealed Begovic was embarrassed more than excited to have joined the small band of goalkeepers to score in a Premier League game.
He told Sky Sports: "He hasn't really said much about it because I think he's a bit embarrassed in a kind of humble way.
"I actually couldn't stop laughing. I couldn't believe I was actually on the field to witness a goal like that.
"You always see these things on Sky Sports or on Youtube but I never thought I would ever be on the field to witness something like that in a Premier League game after only a few seconds. I couldn't believe what I was seeing."
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