Ireland's Ciaran Clark scores an own goal past goalkeeper Darren Randolph REUTERS/John Sibley
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Wes Hoolahan's brilliant finish was not enough to give the Republic of Ireland a winning start to Euro 2016 as Ciaran Clark's own goal ensured a 1-1 draw with Sweden on Monday.However, having been kept quiet for long spells by the Irish defence, Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic created the equaliser in the 71st minute when his cutback was turned into his own net by Aston Villa defender Clark.Ibrahimovic was attempting to become the first player to score in four separate European Championships, but the Sweden captain was a peripheral figure in a first period in which Ireland were the better team.Guidetti's flick released Ibrahimovic, and his ball from the left was headed past Randolph by the unfortunate Clark.
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