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International Round-Up

1 April 2015

Clarets’ England U21 pair Danny Ings and Michael Keane featured in both of England’s U21 international matches against Czech Republic and Germany.

The first of those fixtures came in Prague, where Gareth Southgate’s side stepped up preparations for the European Championship against the tournament hosts, winning 0-1 courtesy of a Tom Carroll strike.

Michael Keane played the full 90 minutes at the Letna Stadium, while Danny Ings replaced Fulham’s Cauley Woodrow in the 62nd minute.

Three days later, England rallied in style to overcome Germany 3-2 at the Riverside Stadium. Goals from Jesse Lingard, Nathan Redmond and a late winner from James Ward-Prowse saw them turn around a 1-2 deficit and continue their impressive form.



Ings played the full 90 minutes, while defender Keane was also involved, replacing Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson after 77 minutes.

Elsewhere, Sam Vokes returned to international action with Wales as they leapfrogged Israel to top Group B after a 3-0 away win.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was at the double after Aaron Ramsey had given Coleman’s men the lead at the Sammy Ofer Stadium.



Vokes started the fixture on the bench and replaced Hal Robson-Kanu in the 69th minute.

Stephen Ward was an unused substitute in Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Poland. Shane Long’s late strike earned a valuable point in Group D.

Danny Lafferty played the full 90 minutes for Northern Ireland as they were defeated late on against Scotland.

Lafferty, who is currently on loan at Sky Bet Championship side Rotherham United, won his 11th cap at Hampden Park.

Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra headed home debutant Matt Ritchie’s corner in the 85th minute for the hosts to seal victory.

Lafferty was then an unused substitute in the UEFA European Championshhip qualifier win against Finland on Sunday at Windsor Park.

Meanwhile, Cameron Howieson was also an unused substitute as New Zealand were edged out by South Korea in Seoul.


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