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England 0 - Spain 1
Some poor results for the city players involved in last nights Internationals though as individuals most have come out with credit. Both Micah Richards and Joey Barton made substitute appearance's in England's poor display against Spain, and were both praised for there enthusiasm and willingness to received the ball, in a result sure to increase pressure on Steve McLaren.

San Marino 1-2 Rep of Ireland
Richard Dunne & Steven Ireland both started and finished the game for Ireland in whet nearly became San Marino's first ever result of any significance. Steven Ireland sparing Irelands blushes with a goal deep into injury time to give them a 2-1 win.

In other news Kelvin Etuhu has had his loan with Rochdale terminated after tearing medial ligaments , the same injury suffered by Danny Mills during his loan spell with Hull City. While there is a lot to be said for players going out on loan to gain experience or match fitness this is proof of a serious downside.