Ipswich Town’s Daryl Murphy makes substitute appearance in Republic of Ireland’s defeat to Serbia

Daryl Murphy

Daryl Murphy - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy came off the bench as a 73rd-minute replacement for Everton’s Aidan McGeady in the Republic of Ireland’s 2-1 home defeat to Serbia, in Dublin, last night.

The former Sunderland striker made his return to initernational football after a six-year absence as the visitors cancelled out Shane Long’s opener, courtesy of a James McCarthy own goal and a Filip Djordjevic winner.

Blues team-mate Paul Green was an unused sub for Martin O’Neill’s team.

As for Christophe Berra, the Ipswich and Scotland defender was an unused sub in his side’s 1-0 win in Poland - Celtic’s Scott Brown scoring the only goal of the game in Warsaw.

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