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Foden marvels, Grealish scores as England hammer Andorra – International Roundup (09/10/21)

Phil Foden played the full ninety minutes, John Stones played sixty minutes and Jack Grealish made an 18-minute cameo as England hammered Andorra in World Cup qualifying. Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling were unused substitutes. Elsewhere, Bernardo Silva took the armband and made a thirty-minute cameo as Portugal beat Qatar 3-0 in a friendly match whilst Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo were both unused subs there.

Phil Foden excited and delighted fans with a scintillating display in Andorra as he started on the left of a midfield three. The young sensation, fresh off a goal at Anfield on Sunday, was delightful from minute one on the night and barely misplaced a pass in a display Roy Keane compared to that of Tom Brady, one of the greatest American football players of all time, due to Foden's incredible range of passing. He had a helping hand in the first goal, where his pass was taken by Jadon Sancho who then laid off to Ben Chilwell to tap in. Foden then set up Bukayo Saka's goal with an exceptional cross-field pass that the winger took into his stride before scoring.

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Jack Grealish only came on in the 72nd minute but had a huge impact on proceedings as he won a penalty that James Ward-Prowse put in on the rebound after the 'keeper saved the original effort. Jack then took a long throw from goalkeeper Sam Johnstone into his stride and the forward ran a good 40 yards before calmly slotting into the bottom corner. John Stones only played sixty minutes but was composed as ever and was rarely troubled. There wasn't much else to happen on the night but Bernardo Silva did take the captain's armband as he made an appearance as a substitute in Portugal's routine friendly win over Qatar.

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