It was a heartbreaking night for the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday, as they missed out on qualification for the World Cup.

Denmark, and Christian Eriksen in particular, were in fine form as they swept aside Martin O’Neill’s men with a comprehensive 5-1 win at the Aviva Stadium.

Spurs playmaker Eriksen contributed with a superb hat-trick, while an own goal from Cyrus Christie and a late penalty from Nicklas Bendnter secured Denmark their place in Russia next summer.

It was a night to forget for the Republic of Ireland. Here’s how we rated their players.

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