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International Clarets: Round-Up

9 September 2015

Sam Vokes featured in both of Wales’ UEFA European Championship qualifiers against Cyprus and Israel.

The Clarets striker replaced Reading’s Hal Robson-Kanu on 68 minutes in Nicosia as Gareth Bale’s header saw Chris Coleman’s men edge closer to qualification.

They remain top of Group B but were made to wait to secure a place at Euro 2016 after a 0-0 home draw with Israel. Vokes replaced Leicester City’s Andy King on 86 minutes.

Elsewhere, Clarets captain Tom Heaton was made to wait for his first international cap with England. Heaton joined up with the group for the second time for qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.

The Three Lions beat San Marino 6-0 to become the first national side to secure a spot at next year’s finals in France as Wayne Rooney drew level with Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goals tally.

And last night at Wembley, Rooney became the leading England goalscorer by netting a penalty in the 2-0 victory over Switzerland against Wembley.

Stephen Ward joined up with the Republic of Ireland squad and was an unused substitute as they won 4-0 against Gibraltar.

Martin O’Neill’s side then followed that up with a 1-0 win over Georgia, courtesy of Jon Walters solitary strike.

Young Clarets trio Cameron Dummigan, Luke Conlan and Connor Mitchell were involved for Northern Ireland U21s for their fixtures against Scotland and Iceland.

Dummigan completed the full 90 minutes and St Mirren loanee Luke Conlan played 74 minutes as they went down 2-1 against Scotland. Connor Mitchell was an unused substitute.

That was followed up by a 1-1 draw with Iceland. Dummigan completed another 90 minutes while Conlan and Mitchell were both unused substitutes.

Meanwhile, forward Khuis Metz played 46 minutes as the Republic of Ireland U19s lost 2-1 to Italy in Cava De Terrini.

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