CITY’s internationals enjoyed a successful set of fixtures for their countries this midweek, most notably Wes Hoolahan who scored his first international goal for the Republic of Ireland.
The City midfielder came on as a substitute on 62 minutes, sealing a 2-0 win over Poland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin with a neatly finished goal for the Republic, firing past Poland and Arsenal ‘keeper Wojciech Szczęsny.
Elsewhere, forward Robert Snodgrass came on as a second half substitute for Scotland in their 1-0 win over Estonia at Aberdeen’s Pittodrie Stadium.
Snodgrass came on for Birmingham City’s Chris Burke for the second half as Gordon Strachan recorded a win in his first match in charge of the national side. Full-back Russell Martin was an unused substitute.
Also in action this week City ‘keeper Declan Rudd played the second 45 minutes during the Young Lions convincing 4-0 win over Sweden at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium.
City were also well represented at England’s under-19 level as Josh Murphy and Jacob Murphy came on as substitutes in a 3-1 win over Denmark at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium; Josh Murphy providing the assist for Dominic Samuel’s third.
As reported earlier this week, despite receiving call-ups for their countries Anthony Pilkington, Alex Tettey and Ryan Bennett were all forced to withdraw from their relevant squads.