Seven Southampton players have got their international fixtures underway in the past three days with some good success seen around the globe.
Perhaps the most notable performer from yesterday was James Ward-Prowse. He played the full 90 minutes for England in a routine win against Andorra and helped himself to a goal whilst picking up his ninth Three Lions cap.
Positioned as a deep midfielder in an attacking 4-3-3 system, the Saints captain put in a tidy display and found the net in the 79th minute when he rebounded his own saved penalty.
A 5-0 win for Gareth Southgate’s team came courtesy of other strikes from Ben Chilwell, Bukayo Saka, Tammy Abraham and Jack Grealish with a home clash against Hungary coming up on Tuesday evening.
Southampton players enjoy good success on international duty
Elsewhere, Armando Broja continued his rise with another crucial goal for Albania that earned a 1-0 win over Hungary in the same group as England.
The 20-year-old was introduced in the 66th minute and found the net in stunning fashion by breaking down the right flank before twisting and turning into the box and firing low into the far corner from a tight angle.
Albania and Poland are the two teams battling for a play-off place behind England, who are set to win the group at a canter.
Jan Bednarek was an unused substitute for Poland on Saturday night and Stuart Armstrong remained on the bench for Scotland, but Che Adams started for Steve Clarke’s side as they claimed a dramatic 3-2 win against Israel.
Adams had a couple of chances to score himself but was replaced on 68 minutes because of an unspecified injury and watched on as Scott McTominay’s injury time goal sent Hampden Park wild.
Mohamed Elyounoussi played the full 90 minutes for Norway in their 1-1 draw with Turkey on Friday and Moussa Djenepo also was also a starter for Mali in a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Kenya.
Tino Livramento also picked up his second cap for England Under-21s as he and his teammates recorded a 2-2 draw with Slovenia last Thursday.