Dawson nets important penalty for Stuart Pearce’s side
CRAIG Dawson, James Morrison, Youssouf Mulumbu and Romaine Sawyers were all on the scoresheet for their respective countries in the latest round of international fixtures.
Dawson converted from the penalty spot as England Under-21s overcame Serbia 1-0 in their European Championship qualification play-off first leg at Carrow Road last night.
Mulumbu's goal helped DR Congo qualify for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations - despite falling to a 2-1 defeat in Equatorial Guinea. The Leopards sealed a 5-2 aggregate victory after recording a 4-0 triumph in the first-leg. The win means the 25-year-old is likely to be absent for the Baggies during the finals in South Africa between January 19 and February 10.
Sawyers scored on his international debut as St Kitts and Nevis beat Anguilla 2-0 in their Caribbean Cup qualifier on Wednesday. But the 20-year-old midfielder’s winning start ended abruptly in a 1-0 defeat by Trinidad and Tobago yesterday.
And Morrison’s strike gave Scotland the lead in Cardiff but two Gareth Bale goals in eight minutes earned all three points for the hosts in Group A of World Cup 2014 qualifying.
Gabriel Tamas did not miss a second of Romania’s crucial 1-0 victory over Turkey in Group D.
Shane Long featured as a 51st-minute substitute in the Republic of Ireland’s crushing 6-1 defeat by Germany in Dublin.
Jonas Olsson played all of Sweden’s narrow 2-1 triumph over the Faroe Islands in Group C.
Goran Popov played 82 minutes of Macedonia’s 2-1 home loss to Croatia in Group A.
Zoltan Gera came off with 11 minutes remaining in Hungary’s 1-0 victory over Estonia in Group D.
Chris Wood was substituted on 62 minutes as New Zealand earned a 2-0 win over Tahiti in stage three of Oceania qualifying.