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His raid from the wing left Stephen Ward for dead and the left-wing cross found Christensen, whose close-range effort clipped the inside of the post and deflected in off the luckless Christie.
Three minutes later and the task deepened for Ireland.
That early breakthrough ensured the game opened up and Murphy nearly added a second only to ripple the side-netting with a volley.
Denmark began to take encouragement from the space they were finding behind the home side's rigid defence and a piece of magic from Pione Sisto conjured the equaliser.
Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen was able to celebrate a notable national milestone on Saturday.
The 25-year-old's goal in the 3-2 win at West Ham made him the highest-scoring Dane in the Premier League - overtaking none other than former Arsenal forward Nicklas Bendtner.
Christian Eriksen, a talisman for Denmark's national side with 11 goals in 12 qualification matches, scored a magnificent hat-trick to crush Ireland.
Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix "We're really disappointed. We were well beaten in the end," said Ireland coach Martin O' Neill.
A vast array of players feature, including the likes of Paulo Wanchope, the leading scorer for Costa Rica, and Nolberto Solano - the leading scorer for Peru.
While Mc Clean and substitute Shane Long spurned openings for Ireland to try claim some respectability, they conceded again from another Ward error.
The Burnley man's feeble attempt at clearing a cross enabled Eriksen to dash in and rocket his shot into the top corner for his hat-trick.
Following Saturday's stalemate in Copenhagen, Ireland got their home leg off to the perfect start when Shane Duffy headed them into the lead after only six minutes, but Denmark struck twice before the break and three more in the second half to seal their place in Russia. We have been fighting for so long to get to the World Cup.
We are very much looking forward to it," said Eriksen.