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Eddie scores goals, Cooper makes debut - Leeds international round-up

After the previous day’s debuts, last night saw more players on international duty.

Scotland v Russia -EURO Qualifier Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper finally made his international debut for Scotland as they lost 2-1 at home to Russia. From the looks of it, this wasn’t Cooper’s finest outing but he was up against the imposing presence of Artem Dzyuba, who is a handful for any defender on the planet with his size and strength.

Eddie Nketiah scored a brace for England U21s as they picked up a 3-2 win over Turkey U21s in Istanbul. Nketiah opened the scoring after 4 minutes, but England found themselves 2-1 down with 15 minutes to go. England scored twice in 2 minutes through a second goal from Nketiah and a Reiss Nelson winner, a good day for Arsenal as well as for Leeds.

Mateusz Klich played 70 minutes for Poland in their 2-0 defeat away to Slovenia. A poor result for them, although they still top their qualifying group with four wins from five matches.

Alfie McCalmont saw more minutes as Northern Ireland took a leaf out of Marcelo Bielsa’s book by playing a player twice in two days. McCalmont started for Northern Ireland U21s in their 0-0 draw against Malta U21s.

Promising youngster Nohan Kenneh started for England U17s in their 5-0 win over Finland in the Syrenka Cup in Poland.

Elsewhere, Niall Huggins was an unused substitute for Wales U21s against as they claimed an impressive 1-0 win over Belgium U21s. Promising attacking midfielder Mateusz Bogusz also didn’t get off the bench as Poland U21s beat Latvia U21s 1-0.