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INTERNATIONALS: Skipper and defensive duo in action

9 October 2016

Big win for Northern Ireland while Scots are held at home

ALBION and Scotland skipper Darren Fletcher was replaced at the break after sustaining a dead leg playing for his nation against Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday night.

The midfielder, who became just the fifth man to win 75 caps for the Tartan Army, is now a doubt for Tuesday night's fixture away in Slovakia.

A late James McArthur header rescued a point for Scotland after Fedor Cernych had fired the visitors into a shock lead at Hampden Park.

Baggies man James Morrison was an unused substitute for the Group F clash.

Elsewhere in European qualifying, defensive pair Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans both completed 90 minutes for Northern Ireland who cruised to an easy 4-0 win over San Marino in Belfast.

A Steven Davis first half penalty was followed up by a late Kyle Lafferty brace with a smart Jamie Ward finish sandwiched in between.

Northern Ireland travel to Hannover to face world champions Germany on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

Meanwhile, Nacer Chadli was an unused sub for Belgium on Friday night.

The Red Devils recorded a resounding 4-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Brussels.




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