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Clarets On Target For Countries

12 June 2019

The Clarets were among the goals as they swapped club for countries in recent international fixtures.

Ireland wide man Robbie Brady, Icelandic winger Johann Berg Gudmunsson and England U20s midfielder Dwight McNeil were all on target as six of Sean Dyche’s squad had their season extended.

For McNeil, the Maurice Revello Tournament provided a milestone end to a memorable season as the teenager scored his first goal for England in their 4-0 win over Guatemala.

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The 19-year-old also added an assist as England secured a ninth-place finish in the tournament, which brings to an end their run of three successive Toulon titles.

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Dwight celebrates his first England goal

In the England senior squad, Tom Heaton ended his campaign with a Nations League third place medal.

The Clarets skipper was a part of Gareth Southgate’s squad in Portugal for the inaugural Nations League Finals, but did not add to his tally of three caps as the Three Lions beat Switzerland on penalties in Guimaraes to earn third spot, following an earlier semi-final defeat to Holland.

Irish duo Brady and Jeff Hendrick started both of their EURO 2020 Qualifiers, with Brady rounding off a successful few days for Mick McCarthy’s side with the decisive goal (pictured, above) in the 2-0 win over Gibraltar in Dublin.

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That followed a 1-1 draw in Copenhagen against Denmark, to leave Ireland in control of Group D, with 10 points from four games.

Elsewhere, Gudmundsson started In both of Iceland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers, scoring the only goal in a one-hour run-out in the 1-0 home win over Albania last weekend, and playing a further 80 minutes in Reykjavic in Tuesday’s  2-1 win over Turkey.

Iceland now sit joint top of Group H, with Turkey and France also on nine points from four games.

And finally, striker Matej Vydra watched on in both of Czech Republic’s qualifiers, as the Eastern European side won both their matches with a 2-1 win over Bulgaria and Monday’s 3-0 victory against Montenegro.

The Czechs sit second in Group A after three games, level on six points with table-topping England, who have a game in hand.


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