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Tarky Doubles Up

Second England cap for Clarets defender as Irish pair start for their country

12 September 2018

James Tarkowski earned a second cap as England beat Switzerland in their friendly at Leicester City's King Power Stadium.

The Clarets’ defender played for the first hour as Gareth Southgate’s side secured a 1-0 victory thanks to a 54th-minute goal from Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

Tarkowski’s appearance saw him add to the first cap he won in March when he became the 28th Burnley player to play for the senior England side – a figure that increased by one thanks to Nick Pope’s debut in England’s last warm-up game for the summer's World Cup Finals.

Turf Moor team-mates Jeff Hendrick and Kevin Long both started as the Republic of Ireland drew 1-1 in a friendly in Poland.

Hendrick played for 54 minutes and Long played the whole game for Martin O’Neill’s side, who resume their Nations League campaign against Denmark and Wales next month.

England play their next Nations League game in Croatia in a repeat of their World Cup semi-final defeat on Friday, 12 October.

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