Trap praises Duff showing

BY foxsports • February 9, 2011

Trapattoni's side upped the tempo after a tame and goalless first half to power to a 3-0 victory in the opening Carling Nations Cup fixture at Dublin's Aviva Stadium. Superb strikes from Darron Gibson and substitute Keith Fahey sandwiched another effort from the game's outstanding player, Duff, as Gary Speed suffered defeat in his first game as Wales manager. The goal from veteran Fulham winger Duff was the 31-year-old's first for his country for five years while debutants Ciaran Clark and Seamus Coleman, 21 and 22 respectively, also caught the eye. Trapattoni said: "Duff gives the team personality, this is important. Players like him are very important at international level and we can win with players like him."

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