Saturday links : International round-up

RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 11: Goalkeeper Joe Hart in action during the England training session at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
  • Four City players saw action in England's 4-0 victory over Bulgaria (featuring old boys Martin Petrov and Valeri Bojinov) in their opening Euro 2012 Group G qualifier. Joe Hart, James Milner, Gareth Barry and substitute Adam Johnson, who scored his first England goal in the closing minutes. [BBC Sport]
  • Joe Hart's "assured performance" saw him put to bed any debate over England's goalkeeping position, writes Jason Burt. [The Telegraph]
  • Whilst Hart "really enjoyed" his first competitive start for England. [BBC Radio]
  • Summer signing David Silva was on the scoresheet for Spain in their 4-0 victory over Liechtenstein. [uefa.com]
  • Shay Given kept a clean sheet as Ireland got off to a winning start away to Armenia, with Keith Fahey notching the only goal of the game. [Irish Times]
  • Miroslav Klose scored the 53rd goal of his international career to down a Belgium side featuring Vincent Kompany 1-0. [uefa.com]
  • On-loan Craig Bellamy captained Wales - also in England's group - but they were defeated 1-0 away to Montenegro. [The Guardian]
  • Another player out on loan, Vladimir Weiss, was substituted in Slovakia's injury time win over FYR Macedonia. [uefa.com]
  • Midfielder Nigel de Jong played for Holland as they strolled to a 5-0 victory over whipping-boys San Marino. [espn.com]
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