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Berahino helps continue U21s' hot streak

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07:45 20th May 2014

And Sessegnon at the double for Benin in qualifying action

SAIDO Berahino last night came on as a 56th-minute substitute in England Under-21s’ 3-1 European qualifying win over Wales.

England are now nine points clear at the top of Group One with away trips to Lithuania and second-placed Moldova, who have a game in hand, still to come in September.

Berahino will now fly out with Gareth Southgate’s men to southern France for the Toulon Tournament, where they will face an initial four games against Qatar, Colombia, Brazil and Korea Republic.

Stephane Sessegnon scored twice in Benin’s African Nations Cup qualifying victory over Sao Tome e Principe at the weekend.

The 29-year-old put the 'Squirrels' ahead on 80 minutes and converted a last-minute penalty to seal a 2-0 away win.

Benin host the return match over the weekend of May 30 to June 1 and seem set to reach the final qualifying round for the group stage of the 2015 African Nations Cup.

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