Danes un­leash erik­sen to qual­ify in dublin

Metro Canada (Halifax) - - SPORT -

Chris­tian Erik­sen scored a su­perb hat trick as Den­mark qual­i­fied for next year’s World Cup with a 5-1 win over Ire­land on Tues­day. Ire­land went ahead in the sixth minute through de­fender Shane Duffy but Den­mark grad­u­ally took con­trol and were re­warded when An­dreas Chris­tensen’s ef­fort went into the net off Ire­land’s Cyrus Christie in the 29th. Erik­sen put the vis­i­tors ahead in the 32nd minute then scored two more af­ter the break.

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