Harte, Holland and more: Twitter reacts as Rep of Ireland beat Germany
Gary Lineker, Ian Harte and Matt Holland take to Twitter after Rep of Ireland's 1-0 win against Germany
The Republic of Ireland took a big step towards automatic qualification to Euro 2016 after Shane Long scored a second-half winner against Germany at The Aviva.
The Southampton striker netted a dramatic winner with 20 minutes remaining as Martin O’Neill’s side beat the reigning world champions and move to within a point of the Germans.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Ireland’s memorable win in the capital.
Former Everton midfielder Kevin Sheedy is delighted for the Boys in Green:
— Kevin Sheedy (@kevin11sheedy) October 8, 2015
Ex-Leeds United defender Ian Harte is a very proud Irishman after watching an important win:
What a night in Irish football history!!! Congratulations to all the lads did the country #veryproud wish I was in Dublin tonight 🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻👏🏼
— Ian Harte (@ianharte23) October 8, 2015
Retired Charlton Athletic midfielder Matt Holland believes the Irish are capable of winning the group and securing automatic qualification:
What a win!! We can still win the group!! Come on you Boys in Green!! Fantastic effort and a night never to forget 🍀
— Matt Holland (@mattholland8) October 8, 2015
England legend Gary Lineker puts it all very simply:
Blimey! Football is a game where 22 people kick a ball around for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans lose to Ireland.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 8, 2015
Finally, retired Weslh midfielder Robbie Savage is delighted for his former Leicester City manager:
Great win for martin o Neil boys Ireland , hope they win on Sunday 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) October 8, 2015