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Republic of Ireland vs Hungary: International Friendly – BBC Sport

Kelleher, who has impressed as a replacement for Alisson Becker at Liverpool this season, produced a strong save to deny Roland Sallai after the restart, and another stop followed Schafer’s shot from the resulting corner.

Multiple substitutions from both sides marred the proceedings – including a debut for Lyon defender Jake O’Brien – and fellow substitute Liam Scales got a crucial tap on Szoboszlai’s ball to deny Hungary the lead with 15 minutes to go .

Sallai’s low effort was easily held by Kelleher and captain Seamus Coleman fired a shot wide as the clock ticked into stoppage time.

However, there was late drama when substitute Parrott beat Callum Styles with a loose ball and sprinted clear on goal.

Despite having teammate Sammie Szmodics on his left, he opted to shoot and the power of his effort beat Hungarian goalkeeper Denes Dibusz.

It may have only been a friendly for the Irish, but O’Shea was delighted with the victory as he celebrated with players and staff in the dugout.

O’Shea will take charge of his fourth game as interim manager to Portugal on June 11, while Hungary take on Israel on Saturday before their Euro 2024 campaign against Switzerland, and host Germany and Scotland in Group A.