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International Clarets: Hendrick and Vokes on target

5 September 2016

Four Clarets were in action on Monday night for their respective nations.

Jeff Hendrick scored his first international goal for the Republic of Ireland as they kicked off their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-2 draw in a rain-sodden Belgrade.

The Clarets midfielder gave Martin O’Neill’s men the lead with a deflected strike after just 4 minutes in a game that also saw Stephen Ward start.

Filip Kostic levelled on 62 minutes before Southampton’s Dusan Tadic netted from the spot minutes later to give the hosts the lead.

But Daryl Murphy headed home with nine minutes left on the clock to earn a share of the spoils in Group D.

Ward played 70 minutes before being replaced by Stephen Quinn, with Hendrick completing 76 minutes and departing for goalscorer Murphy.

Elsewhere, there was further success as Sam Vokes lit the touch paper for a comfortable 4-0 win for Wales against Moldova.

The striker headed home a Gareth Bale cross on 38 minutes to give the UEFA Euro 2016 semi-finalists the lead, before goals from Joe Allen and Bale (2) saw them start in confident fashion in front of a vociferous 
Cardiff City Stadium.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson completed 84 minutes as Iceland were held to a 1-1 draw against Ukraine in Kiev.

Alfred Finnbogason gave Iceland the lead on 6 minutes in Heimir Hallgrímsson’s first competitive game in sole charge.

Andriy Yarmolenko equalised for the hosts who also saw Yevhen Konoplyanka hit the post with an 83rd minute penalty.

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