Conor McGregor left in awe at freak moment in Ireland’s Women’s World Cup clash against Canada | The Sun
CONOR MCGREGOR was left in awe of a freak goal in Ireland's Women's World Cup clash against Canada.
The Girls in Green faced the reigning Olympic champions in their second group game in Perth on Wednesday.
Captain Katie McCabe gave her side the lead after just four minutes with a stunning goal direct from a corner.
The midfielder's left-footed delivery looped over Canada keeper Kailen Sheridan for Ireland's first-ever Women's World Cup goal.
McGregor was stunned by the strike, taking to Twitter to react to what he had seen.
Quote-tweeting Ireland's goal alert, he wrote: "What a player!"
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The former UFC champion has been a vocal supporter of the Irish team so far in the tournament.
He also tweeted: "Iconic moment in Irish football just now! The ladies running the show! Scored from the corner WOW! Captain McCabe!"
Skipper McCabe has been in the headlines during the tournament, but not for anything she has done.
Her ex-girlfriend Ruesha Littlejohn appeared to refuse to shake the hand of Caitlin Foord before their opening match against Australia.
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Littlejohn and McCabe dated for seven years before confirming their split ahead of the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Foord and McCabe are team-mates at Arsenal and recently enjoyed a holiday to Ibiza together.
Unfortunately for McGregor and Ireland, they could not hold onto their lead until half-time.
Megan Connolly's stoppage time own goal pulled Canada level before Adriana Leon gave them the lead in the 53rd minute.
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