Saturday, 28 March 2009

International round up

  • Richard Dunne scored a diving header in the first minute, putting the Republic 1-0 up against Bulgaria. He and Given could not hold on to the three points though, as Bulgaria equalised with a 74th minute Kevin Kilbane own goal. Maybe with Petrov and Bozhinov it would have been different.
  • Another City player scored a header: Gelson Fernandes nodded in a corner in stoppage time, as Switzerland won 2-0 in Moldova. This puts the Swiss joint top with Greece, only one point ahead of Israel in what is the most open group at the half way stage.
  • Nigel de Jong played most of Holland's 3-0 defeat of Scotland in the Amsterdam ArenA. He came off for Stijn Schaars with eleven minutes left. He was booked after eighteen minutes.
  • Craig Bellamy was on the losing side though, as Wales lost 2-0 at the Millenium Stadium to Finland. He worked hard but with no reward, and then made the news with his post-match reaction.

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