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Mixed success in first round of internationals

9 September 2019

Dara O’Shea kept a clean sheet as Ireland Under-21s beat Armenia 1-0 in the first of two crucial UEFA European U21 Championship qualifiers.

Albion’s centre-back played 90 minutes in the heart of the defence as they picked up another Group 1 win, ensuring they sit top of the table on six points from two games.

Meanwhile Jonathan Leko, who is currently on loan at Charlton Athletic, started for England Under-20s in a goalless draw with the Netherlands. Baggies duo Nathan Ferguson and Josh Griffiths were both unused substitutes in the stalemate.

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And Matt Phillips came on for the final 12 minutes at Hampden Park during Scotland’s 2-1 loss to Russia.

It was the winger’s first appearance for his national side since November 2018.


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