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Bulgaria 1-1 Republic of Ireland: Shane Duffy scores dramatic late equaliser in Stephen Kenny's first game in charge Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 v Bulgaria in Stephen Kenny's first game as boss  Shane Duffy scored a late equaliser for Ireland with a header in stoppage time  Bozhidar Kraev scored opening goal of the game for Bulgaria in the 56th minute  

By Craig Hope for the Daily Mail

Published: 21:41 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 22:09 BST, 3 September 2020

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Shane Duffy cost Ireland a goal but then rescued a point in stoppage-time on Stephen Kenny's managerial bow. 

The captain - who signed for Celtic this week - had endured a miserable night and was to blame in allowing Bozhidar Kraev the freedom of Ireland's penalty area to slot home the opening goal on 56 minutes.

But he redeemed himself when climbing highest to head a Robbie Brady corner into the bottom corner on 93 minutes. 

Shane Duffy scored a dramatic late equaliser as Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 with Bulgaria

Duffy is congratulated by his team-mates after his late goal salvage a point for Ireland

Duffy is congratulated by his team-mates after his late goal salvage a point for Ireland

The centre-back atoned for his part in Bulgaria's goal by finding the net himself late on

The centre-back atoned for his part in Bulgaria's goal by finding the net himself late on

Bozhidar Kraev put Bulgaria ahead with a neat finish in the 56th minute of the game

 Bozhidar Kraev put Bulgaria ahead with a neat finish in the 56th minute of the game

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