BBC Sport - Seamus Coleman thrilled by first Republic of Ireland goal in win over Georgia

Coleman thrilled by first international goal

Seamus Coleman says scoring his first Republic of Ireland goal on his 40th international appearance is a "moment that will stay with me forever".

Coleman's 56th-minute goal earned a vital 1-0 win in the World Cup qualifier against Georgia at the Aviva Stadium after the Republic had laboured for long periods.

"As a kid you just want to play for your country and to score for your country is an amazing feeling," said the Everton defender, 27.

The Republic's win was marred by a clash of heads which left Robbie Brady concussed and Coleman said it was immediately apparent that the Norwich winger had been hurt.

"Robbie's a great lad, an honest lad, so you know when he goes down, it's quite serious."

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