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Saints' International Roundup: Tuesday, October 14

Pellè scored on his Italy debut; Matt Targett and Harrison Reed are champions; and mixed results for other Saints internationals.

Pellè: He score when he wants. Photo credit
Pellè: He score when he wants. Photo credit
Claudio Villa
England won; Clyne, Forster on the bench again

Nathaniel Clyne and Fraser Forster did not see a single minute of action as England maintained their perfect record with a 1-0 win over Estonia in Talinn. Wayne Rooney scored the winning goal, and while Forster and Clyne will naturally be disappointed as they weren't given a chance to perform, at least they'll return to St. Mary's fully fit.

Pellè's goal the difference maker

After 90 minutes sitting on the bench against Azerbaijan, Graziano Pellè was handed his Italy debut against Malta. The 29-year old did not disappoint and scored the winning goal in the 23rd minute, before he was substituted in the 76th minute. Italy is currently in second place with nine points from three games, behind Croatia only on goal difference.

Belgium held by Bosnia

Toby Alderweireld completed a full match for the second match in a row, but could not help his side win as Belgium was held by Bosnia Herzegovina 1-1. Edin Džeko opened the scoring in the 28th minute before Radja Nainggolan equalized in the 51st minute. Belgium sits in third behind Israel and Wales, having picked up four points in two games.

Wanyama; Kenya beaten by Morocco 3-0

Victor Wanyama captained his country in Sunday's friendly against Morocco but saw his side lost comprehensively by a score of 3-0.

Reed; Targett helped England U20s to tournament victory

England U20s won The Four Nations Tournament in Holland with three wins out of three. Matt Targett and Harrison Reed played in England's 1-0 win over Germany in the opening game. The duo sat out England's dramatic 3-2 win over host Netherlands. In the penultimate game, Targett captained The Three Lions to a 1-1 draw against Turkey, while Reed played for 75 minutes. Two wins and a draw was enough as England was crowned champions.

USA U23s lost to Brazil U23s in Brasilia

Cody Cropper was in goal as US U23s lost 3-0 to host Brazil U23s, with goals courtesy of Atletico Mineiro's Luan, Barcelona's Douglas, and Lazio's Vinicius.

In Action Today:

Shane Long (Germany v Republic of Ireland, 19.45 BST)

Florian Gardos (Finland v Romania, 19.45 BST)

Steven Davis (Greece v Northern Ireland, 19.45 BST)

José Fonte (Denmark v Portugal, 19.45 BST)

Dušan Tadić (Albania v Serbia, 19.45 BST)

Morgan Schneiderlin (Armenia v France, 17.45 BST)

Emmanuel Mayuka (Zambia v Niger, 17.00 BST)

Sadio Mané (Tunisia v Senegal, 20.15 BST)