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International round-up: Pukki scores winning goal for Finland

10 September 2018

City striker Teemu Pukki scored for Finland in their 1-0 victory over Hungary as they kicked off their UEFA Nations League campaign on Saturday.

Pukki scored in the seventh minute with a left footed shot from the centre of the box and had several other good chances throughout the game including one which hit the post.

It was his 65th cap for Finland and he has also be included in the squad for Tuesday’s match against Estonia.

Pukki was one of a number of Norwich City players called up to play for their respective international sides.

Left-back Jamal Lewis was in the starting eleven for Northern Ireland as they lost 2-1 to Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Despite being on top for the vast majority of the game, Michael O’Neill’s team passed up a series of goalscoring opportunities and were 2-0 down by the 64th minute. They scored a consolation goal in the 93rd minute.

City goalkeeper Michael McGovern was an unused substitute for Northern Ireland while Timm Klose was an unused substitute for Switzerland in their 6-0 win over Iceland.

At youth level, Max Aarons was an unused substitute for the England Under-19s side in their 4-1 win over the Netherlands on Wednesday.

The Young Lions face their second friendly against Belgium tonight as they prepare for the UEFA European Championship qualifiers next month.

Adam Ida was also in friendly action for the Republic of Ireland Under-19s during the first of two games against Wales yesterday. A goal from Sion Spence helped Wales to the 1-0 win, and although shots from Idah tested the Welsh defence they were unable to equalise.

Isak Thorvaldsson and Atlki Barkarson were included in the squad for Iceland’s Under-19s friendly matches with Albania.

INTERNATIONAL GAMES FOR CITY PLAYERS

Monday, September 10

Belgium v England Under-19s (6pm) – Max Aarons
Albania v Iceland Under-19s - Isak Thorvaldsson, Atli Barkarson

Tuesday, September 11

Republic of Ireland Under-19s v Wales (12pm) - Adam Idah
Finland v Estonia (7.45pm) – Teemu Pukki
Northern Ireland v Israel (7.45pm) – Michael McGovern, Jamal Lewis
England v Switzerland (8pm) – Timm Klose

 


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