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'Zidane pirouette': Tottenham defender laughed at by crowd after trying audacious skill last night
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'Zidane pirouette': Tottenham defender laughed at by crowd after trying audacious skill last night

Tottenham Hotspur defender Matt Doherty was laughed at by the crowd after trying an audacious piece of skill for the Republic of Ireland last night, according to the Irish Times

Ireland scraped past Armenia last night after a thrilling 3-2 win at the Aviva Stadium. 

The Boys in Green looked to be in a comfortable position thanks to goals from John Egan and Michael Obafemi in the first-half. 

But Armenia grabbed two goals inside two minutes in the second-half and Ireland needed a late goal from Robert Brady to secure the win. 

Doherty started the game in the right wing-back position for Stephen Kenny’s side as the defender gained some valuable first-team minutes. 

The Tottenham man put in a solid display as he was involved in the first goal, but did make one error in the game. 

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Doherty laughed at by crowd 

The Irish media have given Doherty mixed reviews for his display last night, with one outlet claiming the crowd laughed at him attempting an audacious piece of skill. 

The Irish Times gave the defender a seven out of 10 for his display and wrote: “Willing and incisive down the right, his scheming bought the corner for Egan’s goal. 

“Tried a little Zidane pirouette on the edge of the Armenian box just before the break that tickled the crowd. Shocking goatee, all the same.” 

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He received a lower rating from the Irish Independent, who gave him a five out of 10 due to ‘switching off’ for Armenia’s opener. 

The outlet wrote: “His dart inside was responsible for the corner for the opener and involved in Irish winner yet he switched off for the first Armenian goal.” 

Doherty recently said that Antonio Conte was very keen for the player to play minutes for his country during the international break

The 30-year-old hasn’t started a game for Spurs since suffering a knee injury against Aston Villa last season. 

The Irish wing-back will be hoping to force his way back into Conte’s side over the coming weeks. But he may not try another ‘Zidane pirouette’ anytime soon.

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