Following yesterday’s round up that featured Alioski, McCalmont and Clarke and the earlier story on Ryan Edmondson’s performance for England U19s, attention turned to Friday night’s fixtures where more of Leeds’ senior regulars were involved. Here’s how they got on:
Eddie Nketiah- In the least shocking news story of the night, or perhaps even all time: Eddie was in the right place at the right time, not once, but twice. The Arsenal loanee displayed a real nouse for goal on both occasions, scoring with minimal touches but finding himself well on the end of two superb balls. His clamour to be Leeds’ starting striker gets ever stronger. His second goal for England’s U21s is below:
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Liam Cooper: Cooper was handed his Scotland international debut. A well deserved one too considering he has consistently been Leeds’ and one of the Championship’s best centre backs for over a season now. The word seems to be that the Scotland national team is in somewhat of a crisis at the minute with underperformance in all areas of the pitch. Cooper was no exception to this and was beaten by pace during the move that saw Russia take a 2-1 lead. Shown below:
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Yuri Zhirkov giving Russia the lead against Scotland ?
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Mateusz Klich- Klich has become a mainstaple in Poland’s starting line-up of late. Another hard earned achievement with the central midfielder being an important cog in the Bielsa machine. Klich got 70 minutes for Poland tonight though was unable to prevent his side sliding to a 2-0 loss away to Slovenia. Nevertheless, Poland remain in a strong position to qualify having won 4 of their first 5 qualifying games.