Internationals - job done for Ryan and Skippy
Tue 13 October 2020, 21:42|Tottenham Hotspur
Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp helped England qualify for next summer's UEFA Under-21 Championship Finals with a 2-1 win against Turkey on Tuesday night.
Both youngsters - currently on loan at Hoffenheim and Norwich City respectively - started and played the full 90 minutes as the Young Lions delivered the victory required to secure a place in Hungary and Slovenia next year - see details of the finals below.
Ryan played a huge part in England's opener in the seventh minute when his cross from the left was deflected into his own net by Huseyin Turkmen. He then set up the Young Lions' second for Eddie Nketiah on 88 minutes. Both teams missed penalties in the second half - Ryan's pass led to James Justin being fouled for England's spot-kick - and Turkey forced Aaron Ramsdale into a number of saves. Brandon Austin was an unused substitute.
Elsewhere in Under-21 qualifying, Jack Roles started and played 74 minutes as Cyprus lost 7-0 to the Netherlands at the AEK Arena in Larnaca while Gedson Fernandes came off the bench to play the second half as Portugal beat Gibraltar 3-0 at the Victoria Stadium.
Turning to the seniors, Sergio Reguilon started and earned his third cap as Spain suffered a 1-0 loss against Ukraine in UEFA Nations League A, Group 4. Sergio completed the 90 minutes in Kiev. Viktor Tsyhankov hit the winner for Ukraine on 76 minutes, against the run of play - Spain had 18 efforts at goal to the home side's two.
In friendly action, Serge Aurier earned his 64th cap and captained Ivory Coast against Japan in Utrecht, Holland. Japan won it late thanks to Naomichi Ueda's goal in injury time.
Later on Tuesday evening, Juan Foyth remained on the bench as Argentina came from behind to beat Bolivia 2-1 in La Paz in South American qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Davinson Sanchez - Colombia away 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Chile - kick-off 1.30am
Toby Alderweireld - Belgium away UEFA Nations League match against Iceland - kick-off 7.45pm
Ben Davies - Wales away UEFA Nations League match against Bulgaria - kick-off 7.45pm
Eric Dier, Harry Kane and Harry Winks / Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - England home UEFA Nations League match against Denmark - kick-off 7.45pm
Matt Doherty - Republic of Ireland away UEFA Nations League match against Finland - kick-off 5pm
Hugo Lloris - France away UEFA Nations League match against Croatia - kick-off 7.45pm
Euro U21 finals...
The nine group winners and five best runners-up will be joined by hosts Hungary and Slovenia for a group stage of four groups of four from 24 to 31 March, 2021. Both host nations will stage games. The four group winners and four runners-up will then qualify for the final tournament which will be played as a straight knockout final eight, with quarter-finals and semi-finals in Hungary and Slovenia and the final in Ljubljana, from 31 May to 6 June, 2021.