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City strikers Idah and Pukki feature in head-to-head international fixture

6 September 2020

Adam Idah and Teemu Pukki both earned themselves places in their respective starting line-ups as the Republic of Ireland hosted Finland in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday evening.

Idah made his second-successive start for the Republic of Ireland national team after making his debut against Bulgaria earlier in the week, whilst Pukki led the line for the Huuhkajat for the 82nd time in their 1-0 win.

The game was stuck at deadlock until the 62nd minute, when Fredrik Jensen made an instant impact as a sub by scoring the opener for the Finnish side, with Pukki setting up the pre-assist. The City striker would go on to play 90 minutes of the 94 in the match.

Young striker Idah was the man up front for the Republic of Ireland, until being replaced by Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick in the 65th minute.

Finland’s win over Stephen Kenny’s side takes them to second in Group 4 of League B in the UEFA Nations League standings, two points behind group leaders Wales.

On Saturday evening, Norwich City summer signing Danel Sinani came on in the 58th minute for Luxembourg in their 2-1 win over Azerbaijan. The win for the side takes them to second in Group 1 of League C in the UEFA Nations League, behind Montenegro on goal difference.

To see all international fixtures involving Norwich City players, click here.

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