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Tottenham striker Parrott thrilled to score Ireland matchwinner

Troy Parrott said firing a 97th-minute winner in the Republic of Ireland's friendly win over Lithuania was "by far" the best moment of his career.

Having replaced Will Keane just after the hour mark, Parrott rescued the Republic from a frustrating stalemate.

It was the 20-year-old's third international goal, and first at home.

"To score the winner that late in front of the home fans, maybe a mile or so away from my house was honestly incredible," said the striker.

After the Republic had seen four goals disallowed for offside, Parrott pounced on a Lithuanian clearance, took two touches and sent an unstoppable right-footed shot past keeper Dziugas Bartkus.

"I'm still shaking now," added Parrott, who is loan at MK Dons from Tottenham.

"It was honestly one of the best feelings I've ever had in my life. It felt like the ball was never going to come down.

"I had to take two touches before I could get the shot off, but yes, I'm over the moon."


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