Gueye And Bolasie Victorious

Idrissa Gana Gueye featured as Senegal maintained their 100 per cent record in African Cup of Nations qualifying.

The Lions of Teranga had picked up five straight wins in a group containing Burundi, Niger and Namibia before their second game against the latter on Saturday night.

Lazio’s Keita Balde put them ahead in Dakar before Angers’ Famara Diedhiou netted a late penalty to seal win number six.

The result was of little consequence for the Senegalese, who had long qualified for the tournament, which kicks off on 14 January 2017.

It looks highly likely that Yannick Bolasie, who had a hand in Neeskens Kabano’s goal that helped DR Congo beat Central African Republic 1-0 in Group B, will join Gueye in Gabon.

Closer to home, Phil Jagielka was an used substitute as England kicked off their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 1-0 success over Slovakia in Trnava.

A plethora of Everton youth were also in action for their countries, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin the pick of the bunch.


The recent signing was making his England Under-20s debut in their friendly with Brazil when he stepped off the bench with the young Three Lions 2-0 down. His well-executed header reduced the arrears but England could not find an equaliser. Kieran Dowell also featured in that run-out at Kidderminster.

Dropping down to Under-19s level, Tom Davies was named as captain as England lost 1-0 in a friendly with Belgium, with Nathan Holland also making a late cameo appearance.

Over in Wales, Nathan Broadhead and Ryan Harrington were in the matchday squad as the Dragons were edged 2-1 by Iceland.

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