EURO 2012: Spain eliminate Ireland

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EURO 2012: Spain eliminate Ireland

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Defending champions Spain grabbed their first win of Euro 2012 on Thursday after a 4-0 thrashing of Ireland in Gdansk.

Spain, who drew their opener with Italy, took the lead in their second Group C match after just four minutes thanks to a resurgent Fernando Torres. David Silva added the second shortly after half time.

Torres chalked up a double on 70 minutes while 13 minutes later Cesc Fabregas capped off a solid performance for Vicente del Bosque’s men.

The result means Ireland become the first team at the finals to be eliminated following their second straight defeat.