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Ross Barkley made his senior England debut as The Three Lions comfortably beat Moldova 4-0 on Friday evening.

The midfielder was handed a 30-minute run out at Wembley Stadium after appearing as a second-half substitute.

And the 19-year-old was inches away from capping a fine cameo with a goal, only to see a fierce shot from outside the area narrowly miss the target shortly after his introduction.

Leighton Baines also emerged from the bench at half-time and Phil Jagielka completed the full match, meaning there were three Evertonians on the pitch for the final half hour.

Roy Hodgson’s side cruised to an important World Cup qualifying win thanks to goals from Steven Gerrard, Rickie Lambert and a brace from Danny Welbeck.

Elsewhere, it was a night of disappointment for Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy as the Republic of Ireland slipped to a 2-1 home defeat against Sweden in Dublin. Both players played the full 90 minutes.

Kevin Mirallas Belgium

Kevin Mirallas came off the bench and scored Belgium's second goal in their 2-0 win over Scotland. Romelu Lukaku and Steven Naismith were both unused substitutes at Hampden Park.

Nikica Jelavic got 13 minutes of action in Croatia’s 1-1 draw with Serbia.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, USA lost 3-1 in Costa Rica with Bryan Oviedo and Tim Howard playing the full 90 minutes for their respective nations.

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