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Vokes On Target Again

Clarets striker scores in Wales defeat as JBG holds world champions

12 October 2018

In-form striker Sam Vokes continued his scoring run with another international goal.

The Clarets’ striker headed a late consolation for Wales in their 4-1 friendly defeat to Spain at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

And that made it three goals in three games for the 28-year-old after scoring in each of the Clarets’ last two Premier League games – against Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town – to help Sean Dyche’s side net four points.

Vokes’ goal against Spain was his 12th for his country in his 60th appearance.

His latest cap takes him up to 19th in the all-time list of Wales appearances, going past Barry Horne, Kevin Ratcliffe, Terry Yorath and Cliff Jones.

And if Vokes plays against the Republic of Ireland in next Tuesday’s Nations League game in Dublin, he will close within one cap of David Phillips and go three behind Wales legend and current national manager Ryan Giggs.

Meanwhile, Johann Berg Gudmundsson won his 70th cap as Iceland drew 2-2 with World Cup winners France.

The Clarets’ winger played for the first 71 minutes in the friendly in Guincamp as Iceland put themselves within touching distance of a famous result.

After a run of nine games without a win, Iceland led the world champions 2-0 going into the final couple of minutes.

But an own-goal and a last-gasp penalty from substitute Kylian Mbappe salvaged a draw for France, who had not lost in 12 games against Iceland and recorded a 5-2 win in their last meeting in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

Iceland's next game is against Switzerland in the Nations League next Monday night.

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