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Another successful night for Southampton's Euro 2016 stars

Southampton had another batch of players making their mark on the international stage tonight.

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Saints' European contingent made their mark as their countries had successful nights in the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Steven Davis captained his Northern Ireland side to a commanding 3-1 win away at the Faroe Islands. While the Faroes have long been seen as minnows, they have improved significantly since those days and prove a stern test.

However, Davis and his teammates earned this vital victory with relative comfort. Gareth McAuley opened the scoring for Northern Ireland before Faroe Islands' Simun Edmundsson equalised before half time. <!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->

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Emundsson was soon sent off followin two bookings and this was when Northern Ireland really seized control. McAuley netted his second before Kyle Lafferty provided some breathing distance in making it 3-1 with roughly 15 minutes to go.

Northern Ireland are sitting pretty at the top of their Euro 2016 qualifying group against all odds and welcome top-three rivals Hungary at home next.

Shane Long also had a successful night as his Republic of Ireland teammates overcame newboys Gibraltar 4-0 away from home.

Cyrus Christie and a speedy Robbie Keane double saw Ireland take a 3-0 lead. Long was brought on as a substitute on the 70th minute and made it 4-0 after steering home a Jeff Hendrick cross.

Dusan Tadic also featured in Serbia's 2-0 win over Armenia after coming on as a late substitute. Serbia's Euro 2016 hopes have been dashed as a points penalty applied to them means they only have one sole point in their qualifying campaign thus far.