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Smyth joins history books after international goal

PAUL Smyth became only the sixth QPR player to have scored on their international debut when he netted for Northern Ireland on Saturday.

The R’s attacker hit the back of the net 194 seconds into his first appearance for the Irish in their 2-1 win against South Korea.

Smyth came off the substitute bench to fire home the winner in the 86th minute to cap a memorable 2018 for the youngster.

He added his name to the QPR history books along with five other former Rangers players to have completed the feat in their careers whilst at Loftus Road.

Of those to have represented QPR they included former R’s greats Les Ferdinand and Don Givens.

QPR international debut goalscorers

Don Givens - Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland 2, France 1
15th November 1972

Paul McGee - Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland 4, Turkey 2
5th April 1978

Colin Clarke - Northern Ireland

Malta 0, Northern Ireland 2

26th April 1989

Les Ferdinand - England
England 6, San Marino 0
17th February 1993

Gregory Goodridge - Barbados
Barbados 1, Dominica 0
19th May 1996

Paul Smyth - Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland 2, South Korea 1
24th March 2018