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International | Jack Taylor's brace secures 2-1 win for Under 21's over Republic of Ireland Seniors

After a goalless first-half, Scott Hogan opened the scoring for the senior team before Bees midfielder Jack Taylor equalised from close range for the U-21s just a minute later.

With the match heading for a draw, Taylor scored his second goal of the game as his 25-yard deflected effort found its way past goalkeeper Sean McDermott in the final minute of the game.

When asked about Taylor’s performance, manager Mick McCarthy stated:

“It was better than not bad! Stephen (Kenny) saw him at a cup game, obviously caught his eye, brought him in and he got the two goals that counted today – he played well in the game.”

The Republic of Ireland Under 21’s begin their Toulon Tournament campaign on Monday against China, 14:30 kick off GMT.