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Kevin De Bruyne and Cole Palmer both impress – Manchester City International Roundup (07/10/21)

Manchester City released their official 2021/22 team photo earlier this week, only one player out of that photo was in action for their country tonight - Kevin De Bruyne for Roberto Martinez's Belgium. Cole Palmer was also in action for England's Under 21s.


Slovenia U21s 2 - 2 England U21s

For the second game in a row, Cole Palmer started for The Young Three Lions. The City academy graduate started out on the right-wing, just like he did in the previous game. Palmer once again impressed scoring England second goal, which gave them a 2-0 lead but they were unable to hold on. He was substituted in the 69th minute. That's two in two for Palmer, when representing England. It's only a matter of time before he gets some significant minutes for Pep Guardiola's side. Taylor Harwood-Bellis, another academy graduate but currently out on loan, played the full 90 minutes.

Photo courtesy of Jurij Kodrun - The FA/The FA/Getty Images

Belgium 2 - 3 France

As expected, Kevin De Bruyne started for Belgium this evening in their Nations League semi-final clash against World Cup champions France. Once again, De Bruyne was brilliant and provided assists for both of Belgium's two goals. The Red Devils, just like Palmer's England, went 2-0 up but couldn't hold on in Turin. Rumoured City target, Theo Hernandez, scored a last-minute winner and in doing so knocked Belgium out. De Bruyne's side will now face European Champions Italy in a third-place play-off.

Photo courtesy of Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Written by: @TomCayless_

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