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International round-up

15 June 2015


Owls duo Keiren Westwood and Caolan Lavery were unused substitutes during their respective nations’ Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Westwood earned his 18th cap for the Republic of Ireland earlier this month in the clash with England but Shay Given was selected on Saturday for the crucial qualification clash with Scotland at the Aviva Stadium.

The hosts took the lead through Stoke frontman Jonathan Walters but were pegged back in the second half through a John O’Shea own goal and now face an uphill task to qualify.

Lavery is still waiting for his first senior cap but Northern Ireland took another step towards qualification on Saturday.

Michael O’Neill’s side drew 0-0 with group leaders Romania and sit in second position in Group F.

Elsewhere, England’s superb qualification campaign continued on Sunday with a 3-2 win over Slovenia in Ljubljana.

The Three Lions sit top of the group with maximum points but were given a late scare against Slovenia as former Owl Nejc Pecnik buried a bullet header past Joe Hart to level at 2-2.



Wayne Rooney immediately restored England’s one-goal lead to decide the game and joins Gary Lineker on 48 goals for his country – one behind all-time top scorer Bobby Charlton.


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