Well that didn't quite go to plan but once again Irish fans have shown they will never lose their unique spirit and sense of humour.
To mark an emotional night for Irish soccer we recorded tonight’s action in our own unique way ... using some funny and inspirational tweets which caught our eye.
Why not check out how things unfolded in our own take on the night's events ...
85 MINS PLUS: Ireland 1 - Denmark 5
This last tweet about sums it up ...
** 89 mins: A disappointing night ends with converted Nicolas Bendtner penalty.
90: Denmark add a fifth as Bendtner scores from the spot. (1-5)
90: Denmark add a fifth as Bendtner scores from the spot. (1-5)— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) November 14, 2017
75 - 85 MINS: Ireland 1 - Denmark 4
History providing little consolation ...
But we still have our humour :)
And good grace in defeat...
🔨 HAMMERED 🔨November 14, 2017
Although some fans are obviously a little angry ...
Denmark just better ballers all over the pitch. Technical and skill on another level to Ireland. #IRLDEN— IRE S&C Coach (@IRStrengthCoach) November 14, 2017
65 - 75 MINS: Ireland 1 - Denmark 4
**73 mins: It gets worse as Eriksen scores hat-trick to hammer another nail
To right ...
55- 65 MINS: Ireland 1 - Denmark 3
The Danes celebrate
The Irish deflate
** 62 mins: Eriksen scores second to all but end Ireland's World cup dreams.
63: Goal Denmark. Eriksen gets his second of the evening.. (1-3) #COYBIG— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) November 14, 2017
Fair point ;)
Positive signs for Ireland as Christie goes close but ...
45-55 MINS: Ireland 1 - Denmark 2
Ireland force two corners in opening 10 but Danes looking comfortable ...
Crowd find their voice again and fans starting to see things in a more positive light in opening minutes of half!!!
Wes Holohan and Aidan McGeady on for Ireland. No changes for Denmark ...
And here's what the coaches on the couch would do ...
Ward & christe off, long and wes on and go for broke! #IRLDEN— Padraig Hallissey (@cathircearna) November 14, 2017
Bring on long & Wes for Myler & McLean— Keith Palmer (@donser) November 14, 2017
Let's not wait Martin, make the right changes quick fast. Now or never #IRLDEN— Craig Banks (@Cr_Banks) November 14, 2017
The stats don't lie - unfortunately!
Me like!😉🇮🇪🇩🇰 #irldenNovember 14, 2017
Come on Martin, get this on the big screen in the changing room. Never more apt
It started so well ...
40 MINS PLUS: Ireland 1 - Denmark 2
First half drawing to a close and not a lot of positivity around on the twitter machine
30 - 40 MINS: Ireland 1 - Denmark 2
Right ... come on Ireland!
GOAL! #Denmark score two away goals in three minutes. 2-1 thanks to a wonder goal by Christian Eriksen.November 14, 2017
Two tweets that sum up how we are all feeling after that goal.
** 31 mins: Denmark take lead with Eriksen scorcher.
31: Goal Denmark. Eriksen finishes in off the crossbar.. (1-2)— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) November 14, 2017
20 - 30 MINS: Ireland 1- Denmark 1
** 29 mins: Denmark equalise
29: Goal Denmark. Christensen levels for the Danes. (1-1)— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) November 14, 2017
10 - 20 MINS: Ireland 1- Denmark 0
Chances both ends so nerves frayed ...
0 - 10 MINS: Ireland 1- Denmark 0
** 4 mins: Shane Duffy scores to put Ireland 1-0 up.
Fans were delighted!
Ireland you beautiful fuckers #coybig— Kevin Griffin (@KevinGriffin96) November 14, 2017
One person made this point, however…
Very good :)
If it comes down to pens ...
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On a more serious note here's MON's pre match thoughts ...
Only an Irish fan can work a Fr Ted gif into his analysis :)
A pre-match homage to the new character limits on Twitter ...
Come on you boys in green
Come on you boys in greenNovember 14, 2017
Will Wes non-selection be the story of the match?
David Meyler returns and other reaction to the team news ...
Some on street pre-match analysis ...
Credit, where credit’s due - RTE sport have set the scene nicely