Watch: Two years today, Robbie Brady struck late in Lille

Fri, Jun 22 2018

Brady in action against the Italians in Lille. Credit: Al Robinson (ETPhotos)

It's a day that will live long in the memories of Ireland fans: against the odds, Robbie Brady's late header earned Ireland a place in the last 16 of Euro 2012.

Having followed up an opening-day draw with Sweden with a heavy 3-0 defeat to Belgium, nothing less than a win would do Martin O'Neill's side.

Despite having the better of the chances under the closed roof in Lille's Stade Pierry Mauroy, that looked to be beyond the Boys in Green.

That was until substitute Wes Hoolahan swivelled and curled in a left-footed cross that, with Italian keeper Salvatore Sirigu committed, Brady nodded into an empty net.

Ireland hung on for a 1-0 win that booked the Boys in Green a last-16 showdown with France in Lyon.