Two of Leeds United’s more promising young players made their international debuts last night, as the international fixtures got going for this break.
Alfie McCalmont, fresh from making his Leeds debut against Salford City and making his first start against Stoke City, made his senior international debut for Northern Ireland in a 1-0 win over Luxembourg at Windsor Park.
Misplaced his first pass but after that McCalmont was good, interesting to see him in deep lying midfield role. Potential replacement for Norwood in the not so distant future.— Chris Bickerstaff (@ctbick2005) September 6, 2019
The young midfielder replaced Middlesbrough’s George Saville after an hour and by most accounts had a solid game. McCalmont had initially been named in the U21 squad but was promoted along with Manchester United player Ethan Galbraith, who also made his debut. Stuart Dallas missed the game through injury but is expected to be back for their next game against Germany on Monday.
The ex-York City striker set up Norwich City’s Daniel Adshead to bring England level after Greece took an early lead. Edmondson’s goal was exactly the sort of goal we have often seen him score for Leeds u23s, being the right place to follow up Anthony Gordon’s effort which hit the post. Edmondson was then replaced on the hour mark by highly rated Liverpool youngster Curtis Jones.
England Under 19's Debut ✔️— FocusOnLeeds (@FocusOnLeeds) September 5, 2019
First Goal ✔️
Ryan Edmondson scores goals. #LUFC
Jack Clarke made his debut for England U20s in a 0-0 draw with Netherlands U20s. Jamie Shackleton was an unused substitute for the game.
Elsewhere, Ezgjan Alioski got the assist for the equaliser from a free-kick as North Macedonia claimed a 1-1 draw away against Israel. Finally, Kun Temenuzhkov played the last 10 minutes of Bulgaria U21s 4-0 win over Estonia U21s.