Keogh plays 90 minutes for Ireland in 4-1 win over Oman

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MILLWALL striker Andy Keogh played 90 minutes for the Republic of Ireland in a 4-1 win over Oman in a friendly on Tuesday evening.

Lions goalkeeper David Forde also started the match, which was staged at Fulham’s Craven Cottage, but was substituted at half-time.

Keogh lined up in an unorthodox role on the left side of midfield and remained there until the 61st minute, when the 26-year-old moved up front after striker Kevin Doyle was taken off.

Forde, meanwhile, was replaced at the interval by Motherwell’s Darren Randolph, by which time goals from Shane Long, Robbie Brady and Doyle had given Ireland a 3-0 lead.

Manager Giovanni Trapattoni used the match to experiment with his squad in preparation for a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Germany on October 12.