November 22, 2017, 8:42

How did your Premier League players fare on international duty?

How did your Premier League players fare on international duty?

With World Cup qualifiers and friendlies taking place across the globe, we look at how Premier League players got on during the international break.

There were plenty of players on international duty as the Premier League took a weekend off, with some important goals scored alongside some significant injuries.

Here’s a round-up of how players from your Premier League team got on…

Arsenal

Olivier Giroud scored in France’s 2-0 friendly win over Wales at the Stade De France, with Laurent Koscielny helping the hosts keep a clean sheet. Alexandre Lacazette was a second-half substitute, while Aaron Ramsey started for Wales.

Granit Xhaka started for Swizterland as they took a 1-0 first-leg lead against Northern Ireland in the World Cup play-offs.

Mesut Ozil played all 90 minutes as Germany were held to a 0-0 draw by England at Wembley.

Eddie Nketiah scored the winner as England Under-19s beat Iceland 2-1 in European U19 Championship qualifying.

Bournemouth

Nathan Ake started in defence as the Netherlands beat Scotland 1-0 in a friendly. Ryan Fraser came off the bench for Scotland.

Harrt Arter started for the Republic of Ireland as they held Denmark to a 0-0 draw in their World Cup play-off first leg.

Highlights of the friendly between Scotland and the Netherlands Brighton

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet as Australia drew 0-0 at Honduras in their World Cup play-off first leg. Victory on Wednesday will see the Socceroos book a spot in Russia next summer.

Shane Duffy started for the Republic of Ireland as they held Denmark to a 0-0 draw in their World Cup play-off first leg.

Burnley

Jack Cork made his senior debut for England after coming on as a late substitute in the 0-0 draw with Germany at Wembley.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson played the first half of Iceland’s 2-1 friendly loss at home to Czech Republic. Sam Vokes played the majority of Wales’ 2-0 defeat to France on Friday.

Stephen Ward, Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady all started for the Republic of Ireland as they held Denmark to a 0-0 draw in their World Cup play-off first leg.

Chelsea

Chelsea suffered a double blow as Tiemoue Bakayoko (France) and Michy Batshuayi (Belgium) were sent home after injuries in training.

Eden Hazard scored Belgium’s opening goal in a 3-3 friendly draw with Mexico, with Thibaut Courtois also starting in goal.

Alvaro Morata netted for Spain as they beat Costa Rica 5-0 in a friendly.

Willian captained Brazil and was involved the third goal finished off by Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus in a 3-1 friendly win over Japan. Antonio Rudiger started for Germany in their 0-0 draw with England at Wembley.

Mason Mount scored the opening goal from a free-kick as England Under-19s beat Iceland 2-1 in European U19 Championship qualifying.

Crystal Palace

Ruben Loftus-Cheek put in a man-of-the-match performance as England held world champions Germany to a goalless draw on Friday evening.

On-loan defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah started for the Netherlands as they beat Scotland 1-0 in a friendly. Wayne Hennessey started in goal for Wales as they lost 2-0 to France.

Wilfried Zaha will not be playing at the World Cup after Ivory Coast failed to qualify following a 2-0 defeat to Morocco.

Everton

Jordan Pickford started for England ahead of Joe Hart in their friendly with Germany on Friday, playing all 90 minutes and keeping a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw.

Ashley Williams captained Wales as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at France on Friday evening.

Huddersfield Town

Aaron Mooy played all 90 minutes in Australia’s 0-0 first-leg draw away to Honduras – victory on Wednesday will see the Socceroos book a spot in the World Cup finals.

Leicester City

Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy both started in England’s 0-0 friendly draw at home to Germany. Andy King started for Wales in their 2-0 defeat away to France.

Kasper Schmeichel kept a clean sheet for Denmark, but they could not make home advantage count as the Republic of Ireland secured a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen.

Highlights of the World Cup play-off first leg between Croatia and Greece Liverpool

Joe Gomez replaced the injured Phil Jones after 25 minutes to make his senior England debut in the 0-0 draw with Germany. Emre Can also came off the bench for the world champions.

Dejan Lovren played all 90 minutes at the heart of Croatia’s defence as they took a commanding 4-1 first-leg lead over Greece in the World Cup play-offs.

Andrew Robertson played 90 minutes for Scotland in their 1-0 friendly defeat to the Netherlands, who had Georginio Wijnaldum in their starting line-up. Ben Woodburn was a second-half substitute for Wales in their 2-0 loss to France on Friday.

Manchester City

Three City players started in the England v Germany friendly at Wembley on Friday, John Stones got the nod in defence for the hosts, while Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan were in the visitors’ line-up. Kyle Walker also came off the bench in the 0-0 draw.

Danilo’s cross was met by City team-mate Gabriel Jesus for Brazil’s third goal as they enjoyed a 3-1 friendly win over Japan, with Fernandinho playing 90 minutes.

Sergio Aguero scored a late winner as Argentina beat World Cup hosts Russia 1-0 in a friendly on Saturday. Nicolas Otamendi played all 90 minutes.

David Silva scored twice in Spain’s 5-0 friendly win over Costa Rica.

Kevin De Bruyne played the first half of Belgium’s 3-3 draw with Mexico. Bernardo Silva started for Portugal in their 3-0 friendly win over Saudi Arabia.

Manchester United

Phil Jones suffered an injury scare after coming off after 25 minutes in England’s friendly with Germany, which ended 0-0. Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford both came off the bench for the Three Lions.

Victor Lindelof helped Sweden keep a clean sheet as they made home advantage count with a 1-0 first-leg win over Italy in the World Cup play-offs – Matteo Darmian played all 90 minutes for the visitors.

Romelu Lukaku equalled the all-time Belgium goalscoring record after scoring twice against Mexico in Friday night’s 3-3 friendly draw.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored Armenia’s second goal as they ran out 4-1 winners over Belarus in a friendly. Daley Blind started in midfield for the Netherlands in their 1-0 friendly win in Scotland.

Highlights of the World Cup play-off first leg between Sweden and Italy Newcastle United

Aleksandar Mitrovic scored Serbia’s second goal in their 2-0 friendly victory over China.

Chancel Mbemba played for DR Congo as they finished their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-1 win over Guinea. The result was not enough for DR Congo to qualify for the World Cup.

Ciaran Clark captained the Republic of Ireland as they held Denmark to a 0-0 draw in their World Cup play-off first leg.

Stoke City

Xherdan Shaqiri earned a controversial penalty for Switzerland, with the resulting spot-kick handing them a 1-0 advantage over Northern Ireland going into the second leg of the World Cup play-offs. Joe Allen started for Wales in their 2-0 loss to France on Friday.

Southampton

Steven Davis captained Northern Ireland in their 1-0 defeat at home to Switzerland in the World Cup play-off first leg.

Ryan Bertrand was a second-half substitute in England’s 0-0 draw with Germany.

Virgil van Dijk played the full match as the Netherlands beat Scotland 1-0 in a friendly on Thursday. Dusan Tadic played all 90 minutes as Serbia recorded a 2-0 win over China in a friendly.

Shane Long was a late sub for the Republic of Ireland as they held Denmark to a 0-0 draw in their World Cup play-off first leg.

Swansea City

Ki Sung-yueng captained South Korea in a 2-1 friendly victory over Colombia.

Tottenham

Heung-min Son scored both goals as South Korea ran out 2-1 winners in a friendly against Colombia, who had Davinson Sanchez in their starting line-up.

Eric Dier captained England for the first time in their 0-0 draw at home to Wembley. Kieran Trippier started before being replaced after 72 minutes by former Spurs team-mate Kyle Walker. Danny Rose also started.

Christian Eriksen failed to inspire Denmark to a first-leg advantage as they were held to a 0-0 draw by the Republic of Ireland.

Mousa Dembele played the second half in Belgium’s 3-3 friendly draw in Mexico. Jan Vertonghen sat out the game with injury, but could feature against Japan on Tuesday ahead of Spurs’ North London derby with Arsenal on Saturday.

Ben Davies started for Wales in their 2-0 friendly defeat at France on Friday.

Serge Aurier will not be playing at the World Cup after Ivory Coast failed to qualify following a 2-0 defeat to Morocco.

Watford

Andre Carrillo played 78 minutes for Peru as their 0-0 draw in New Zealand meant victory at home on Wednesday will book their spot in the World Cup finals.

Orestis Karnezis faces an uphill battle with Greece after they fell to a heavy 4-1 defeat to Croatia.

West Brom

The Baggies trio of Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley and Chris Brunt started for Northern Ireland in their 1-0 first-leg defeat to Switzerland in the World Cup play-offs.

Highlights of the World Cup play-off first leg between Northern Ireland and Switzerland

Jake Livermore was named in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI as England drew 0-0 at Wembley with Germany. Matt Phillips played all 90 minutes for Scotland in their 1-0 friendly defeat to the Netherlands.

Nacer Chadli started for Belgium in their 3-3 friendly draw with Mexico. Grzegorz Krychowiak played for Poland in their goalless draw with Uruguay.

James McClean started for the Republic of Ireland as they held Denmark to a 0-0 draw in their World Cup play-off first leg.

West Ham

Javier Hernandez suffered a suspected hamstring injury during Mexico’s 3-3 draw with Belgium on Friday.

Sourse: skysports.com

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