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Fans react to Clark display for Ireland

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A section of football fans have taken to Twitter to lay into Ciaran Clark for his performance in Republic of Ireland’s 4-1 thrashing by Wales on Thursday night.

The Newcastle United centre-back played the full 90 minutes for Martin O’Neill’s side as they were torn apart by goals from Tom Lawrence, Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts.

This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets below.

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All supporters – Irish, Welsh, even Newcastle ones – took the opportunity to destroy Clark as Republic of Ireland suffered a humiliating home nations defeat. O’Neill’s side looked bewildered and naive at the same Cardiff City Stadium where they won a vital World Cup qualifying match less than a year ago. As the most experienced member of the defence, Clark must take his share of the blame for a forgettable performance, in which his decision-making and positioning left a huge amount to be desired. Wales took full advantage as Ryan Giggs secured a memorable win in his first match in competitive charge. Clark will hope to put this behind him when he returns to Newcastle, where he has been a key member of their team this season after the shattering injury suffered by 2017-18 mainstay Florian Lejeune. The former Aston Villa man has started all four league fixtures to date, although his performances have been mixed.

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