🇪🇺 North Macedonia STUN Germany; England, Spain, France & Italy win

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Dan Burke

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Wednesday night presented us with the final batch of Uefa World Cup qualifiers before we return to domestic matters.

Here’s what went down …

Maguire spares Stones’s blushes as England sneak past Poland

England 2
Poland 1
Full time

Scorers: Kane (p) 19′, Maguire 85′; Moder 58′

Harry Kane gave England a first half lead from the penalty spot after Raheem Sterling had been brought down by Michał Helik.

But Poland drew level with their first shot on target in the second half, when Jakub Moder dispossessed John Stones on the edge of the England area before firing past Nick Pope.

However, Stones then redeemed himself somewhat when he headed into Harry Maguire’s path before the Manchester United man fired home the winning goal on the half volley five minutes from time.

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Germany suffer upset for the ages at the hands of North Macedonia

Germany 1
North Macedonia 2
Full time

Scorers: Gündoğan (p) 63′; Pandev 45+2, Elmas 85′

Goran Pandev gave the visitors a shock lead in Duisburg when he beat Marc-André ter Stegen from close range in first half stoppage time.

Captain İlkay Gündoğan then got Germany back level with a second half penalty after Ezgjan Alioski had fouled Leroy Sané.

But in the 85th minute, North Macedonia stunned the home side for the second time when Eljif Elmas scored the game’s winning goal.

Shocker for Joachim Löw.

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Torres scores again as Spain see off Kosovo

Spain 3
Kosovo 1
Full time

Scorers: Olmo 34′, Ferran Torres 36′, Gerard Moreno 75′; Halimi 70′

La Roja went in front courtesy of a lovely curling effort from Dani Olmo 11 minutes before time.

And two minutes later they doubled their advantage when Pedri found Ferran Torres, and the Manchester City man rattled in his second goal in as many games.

The visitors then pulled one back when Spain goalkeeper Unai Simón was robbed of possession by Besar Halimi, who then chipped in from distance.

But Spain soon went 3-1 up, with substitute Gerard Moreno flicking Koke’s corner past Kosovo goalkeeper Samir Ujkani.

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Super-sub Sensi the hero for Italy in Vilnius

Lithuania 0
Italy 2
Full time

Scorers: Sensi 48′, Immobile 94′

Stefano Sensi came on at half-time for Italy and within minutes he’d made an impact by opening the scoring with a strike from just outside the box.

And in the 94th minute, captain Ciro Immobile put the result beyond doubt for Roberto Mancini’s side.

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Griezzy does it to give Les Bleus victory in Sarajevo

Bosnia-Herzegovina 0
France 1
Full time

Scorers: Griezmann 60′

It took the World Cup holders an hour to break the deadlock against Bosnia-Herzegovina, and it finally came when Antoine Griezmann headed in unmarked following Adrien Rabiot’s cross.

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Other results …

Scotland 4
Faroe Islands 0
Full time
Northern Ireland 0
Bulgaria 0
Full time
Armenia 3
Romania 2
Full time
Liechtenstein 1
Iceland 4
Full time
Greece 1
Georgia 1
Full time
Ukraine 1
Kazakhstan 1
Full time
Moldova 1
Israel 4
Full time
Austria 0
Denmark 4
Full time
San Marino 0
Albania 2
Full time
Andorra 1
Hungary 4
Full time

And that concludes the international break.