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Saints' International Roundup: Sunday, October 12

More Saints' internationals in action for their country last night. Including a clash of teammates between Morgan Schneiderlin and José Fonte, and wins for Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Charles McQuillan
Skipper Davis lead NI to another win

Northern Ireland is off to a great start in the Euro qualifiers with two wins out of two, after they defeated Faroe Islands in Belfast. Steven Davis played the whole 90 minutes, as goals from Gareth McAuley and Kyle Lafferty gave the home side their best start to a qualifying campaign since 1968. Northern Ireland's next match will be against Greece.

France edges Portugal as teammates collide

Euro 2016 host, France defeated Portugal 2-1 with goals courtesy of Karim Benzema and Paul Pogba, with Portugal's consolation coming from Ricardo Quaresma's penalty. Morgan Schneiderlin came on as a substitute in the 84th minute, but fellow Saints José Fonte did not get off the bench.

Ireland too strong for Gibraltar

Shane Long had to be content with a place on the bench, but Ireland scored seven unanswered goals against lowly Gibraltar to earn their second consecutive win in group D. Ireland will next play table-toppers Poland, having just defeated world champions, Germany 2-0 last night.

Gardos and co. held by Hungary

Florian Gardos came on as an early substitute in the 5th minute, but had to be satisfied with sharing the spoils against Hungary. Romania had the lead in the 44th minute courtesy of Raul Rusescu but Balázs Dzsudzsák equalized eight minutes from time.

Last minute goal saved Serbia

Armenia nearly got a shock win against Serbia but goals from Zoran Tošić earned Serbia a precious point. Dušan Tadić played the whole game. Serbia will next host Albania on Tuesday.

Zambia held to a goalless draw

Emmanuel Mayuka failed to get on the scoresheet as Zambia were held to a goalless draw by Niger. They will host Niger on Wednesday.


Nathaniel Clyne, Fraser Forster (Estonia v England, 17.00 BST)