Southampton’s international representatives enjoyed a largely successful Sunday, as World Cup qualifying continued.
After coming off the bench for his international debut on Thursday, Ché Adams was handed a first Scotland start for their trip to Israel in Group F. Coming away with a 1-1 draw, the striker provided the assist for Ryan Fraser, teeing up the Newcastle winger after a positive run into the box.
Adams' team-mate Stuart Armstrong only got a taste of the action in the 86th minute, replacing goal scorer Fraser.
Having been on the score sheet for England in midweek, James Ward-Prowse started on the bench in Albania as Gareth Southgate made a host of changes. Introduced in the 71st minute, the Three Lions had victory secured thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Mason Mount.
Also tasting victory, in emphatic fashion, was Jannik Vestergaard. Completing the full 90 minutes for Denmark, the defender helped keep a clean sheet as Moldova were resoundingly beaten 8-0 in Herning.
Vestergaard’s usual defensive partner for Saints, Jan Bednarek, was an unused substitute for Poland in their 3-0 win over Andorra, whilst Mali’s clash with Chad was postponed due to the latter’s disqualification from Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, meaning Moussa Djenepo’s side were handed a default 3-0 win and three points without stepping onto the pitch.