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Trapattoni delighted Spurs striker Keane on Ireland scoresheet

Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni was happy to see Tottenham striker Robbie Keane get on the scoresheet last night.

The 3-1 victory over Andorra at the Aviva Stadium, coupled with Friday's 1-0 win in Armenia, left the Republic with six points.

Trapattoni was particularly pleased for Keane, who passed up a series of opportunities to edge closer to the 50-goal barrier in Armenia, and celebrated accordingly after finding the back of the net tonight.

The Italian said: "He had opportunities in last game - he hit the post and had other possibilities to score a goal, and he also should have had a penalty.

"For a striker, it is important to score goals and I am happy for him because it is not easy. He and Kevin Doyle worked very hard and after an hour, they were a little bit tired after the battle in Armenia."

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