Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney reacts to John O'Shea heroics for Republic of Ireland v Germany in Euro 2016 qualifier


Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is delighted with former teammate John O’Shea’s goal for the Republic of Ireland against Germany in the Euro 2016 qualifier.

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has congratulated his former teammate John O'Shea on scoring on his 100th appearance for the Republic of Ireland.

The Sunderland defender scored the injury-time equaliser in Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Germany in the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos put 2014 World Cup winners Germany in the lead in the 71st minute, but O’Shea volleyed home in the 94th minute to earn Ireland a point.

It was the former United man’s 100th match for his country, and Rooney was delighted with his heroics, taking to social networking site Twitter to congratulate him.


Ireland are currently second in Group D with seven points from three matches, level on points with Poland, who are top because of a better goal difference.

Germany are third in the group with four points, level on points with Scotland but with a superior goal difference.

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