Ryan Bertrand and Steven Davis each tallied for their respective countries in wins during 2018 World Cup qualifying on Friday.
Bertrand played the duration in England’s 4-0 win in Malta, with the defender scoring his first international goal from a 25-yards out — the celebration certainly encapsulated the moment.
Take a moment and watch Ryan Bertrand celebrate his 1st ever goal for England. The moment he dreamed of as a child. The peak of his career pic.twitter.com/IIVNjMLjON— Mick Cooper (@themickcooper) September 1, 2017
The result kept the Three Lions at the top of Group F whilst Malta remain winless, no surprise there. England returns to Wembley on Monday to face Slovakia.
Northern Ireland secured their fourth straight victory for the first time in their history in a 3-0 win against San Marino, and stay second in Group C.
Skipper Steven Davis was Johnny on the spot from the spot, as he scored Northern Ireland’s third goal of the evening.
Jan Bednarek, meanwhile, was not involved at all for Poland, who was thrashed 4-0 in Denmark.
A trio of Saints could be in action tomorrow from 5 p.m. in the United Kingdom. Newcomer Mario Lemina and Gabon host the Ivory Coast whilst Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) and Dusan Tadic (Serbia) look to be involved against Georgia and Moldova, respectively.