Daryl Murphy made sure his first goal for the Republic Of Ireland was a special one by scoring the equaliser in the 80th minute in the World Cup qualifier against Serbia.
His header, just five minutes after coming off the bench, basically saved the game for Ireland as it made the final score 2-2.
The unexpected saviour swiftly began receiving lots of praise on Twitter …
Would you believe it - Daryl Murphy!! Finally ends the drought!— Busby Boy (@Creje7) September 5, 2016
— Jack John (@Jack_John_) September 5, 2016
… which was in stark contrast to some of the things people were saying about him before he scored.
Why Daryl Murphy??? He's never scored for Ireland— Cian Stafford (@stafford_cian) September 5, 2016
need a goal - bring on a striker, sounds good.
but when its Daryl Murphy, it sounds less good.— GoonAFC (@GunnerLDN3) September 5, 2016
Bad state of affairs when you bring on Daryl Murphy to find an equaliser 🙈 please score Daryl now that I've slagged you off #COYBIG— Chris Morrow (@ChrisMorrow44) September 5, 2016
Funny how people change their mind, isn’t it?