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International round-up

10 October 2016


Barry Bannan stored another 90 minutes under his belt for Scotland on Saturday.

The Owls midfielder was named in the starting XI for the Scot’s second World Cup 2018 qualifier against Lithuania at Hampden Park.

After defeating Malta 5-1 in their opening qualification clash, the Scots were favourites to make it two wins from two and dominated the first half, without making it count on the scoresheet.



Gordon Strachan’s side then fell a goal behind after the break as Fiodor Cernych slammed home on the hour following a slick move from the visitors.

The hosts left it right until the last but their heavy pressure was ultimately rewarded as James McArthur nodded home in the final minute to salvage a point.

Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher was an unused substitute for Scotland’s first home qualification clash.



Scotland will now travel to Slovakia on Tuesday searching for their second win of the campaign.

Meanwhile, the England Under-18s posted a win and a defeat from the double header with Sweden.

George Hirst played 90 minutes on Friday in a game that saw the young Lions suffer a narrow 1-0 loss at Kungsangens IP.

But England ended the week with a 2-1 victory over the same opposition in Täby, just outside the capital Stockholm.



Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Martell Taylor-Crossdale were on target for Neil Dewsnip’s side on Sunday.

Hirst made a late substitute appearance, replacing West Brom youngster Jonathan Leko on 85 minutes.


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