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Toby and Vincent score spectacular goals on international duty

Posted on 8 October 2016  - 11:00

Toby Alderweireld and Vincent Janssen struck in spectacular style for Belgium and Holland respectively as our players enjoyed a positive night of World Cup qualifying action on Friday.

Vinvent Janssen celebrates his goal v BelarusVincent's effort flies homeHugo Lloris in action for France v Bulgaria

Central defender Toby scored a goal any striker would be proud of as Belgium beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-0 in UEFA qualifying Group H in Brussels, meeting Dries Mertens' corner with a flick on the volley that flew past Asmir Begovic at the near post.

Toby and Jan Vertonghen partnered each other centrally and took their Spurs form onto the international stage with another clean sheet. Both played the full 90 minutes. Mousa Dembele wasn't involved. Belgium top Group H with two wins in two and now travel to Gilbraltar on Monday.

Below: Toby celebrates his goal with Dries Mertens


Vincent's goal for Holland was equally impressive. The striker had already made his mark with two assists as the Dutch led Belarus 3-1 in Rotterdam before putting the icing on the cake with the fourth goal. Robbing Syarhey Palitsevich of possession some 40 yards from goal, Vincent sprinted towards goal before unleashing a drive into top corner from 20 yards.

It ended 4-1, Vincent played 83 minutes, Holland top Group A from France and Sweden and now Vincent's side meet Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko's France in a cracker in Amsterdam on Monday.

Speaking of France, Hugo captained Les Bleus to a 4-1 victory against Bulgaria in Paris on Friday night.

It didn't all go to plan at the Stade de France as Bulgaria took an early lead from the penalty spot but France responded in style, led 3-1 by half-time and wrapped it up after the break. Hugo and Moussa both completed the 90 minutes.

Below: Moussa Sissoko celebrates France's fourth goal v Bulgaria


Young Lions

Marcus Edwards came on in the 70th minute as England Under-19s beat Croatia 3-1 in Zagreb on Friday afternoon.

Jaden Brown, Jon Dinzeyi and Japhet Tanganga all started as England Under-18s slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat in a friendly in Sweden. Kyle-Walker Peters was an unused substitute as England Under-20s beat Germany 3-1.

Saturday's action

It's all about England today as Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker are in Gareth Southgate's first squad for the World Cup qualifier against Malta at Wembley.

Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen travels to Poland for a WCQ (7.45pm).