Jonny Evans

Evans Plays 90 In Northern Ireland’s Comeback Against Estonia

Leicester City defender Jonny Evans earned his 79th cap for Northern Ireland in Saturday evening’s 2-1 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying victory over Estonia in Tallinn.
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- Jonny Evans completes 90 minutes in Northern Ireland’s 2-1 triumph against Estonia
- The defender’s country have now won all three of their UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers
- Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire could feature for England on Sunday against Switzerland (2pm BST kick-off)

Michael O’Neill’s side had won both of their opening two qualifiers in Group C, but were pegged back at the A. Le Coq Arena following Konstantin Vassiljev’s first-half strike.

However, Conor Washington levelled matters for Evans’ nation on 77 minutes before Josh Magennis’ effort won it for the visitors, who remain top of their pool with a 100 per cent record.

Çağlar Söyüncü, having played twice for Turkey against Greece and Uzbekistan, was named in the matchday squad but did not feature as his side beat France. 

A crucial 2-1 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying win over the world champions in Konya saw Kaan Ayhan and Cengiz Ünder send Turkey to the Group H summit.

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Ben Chilwell
Ben Chilwell

The Academy graduate played 90 minutes against the Netherlands on Thursday, alongside fellow Fox Harry Maguire.

Goalkeeper Danny Ward and centre-back Filip Benković, meanwhile, were both unused substitutes as Croatia recorded a 2-1 victory over Wales in Osijek.

An own goal from James Lawrence and Ivan Perišić’s second-half effort proved to be enough for the Croatians, despite AFC Bournemouth’s David Brooks halving the deficit with 13 minutes left.

Finally, City striker Kelechi Iheanacho was unused from the bench as Nigeria continued preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a goalless draw against Zimbabwe.

A further two City stars could play on Sunday, when Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire's England face Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League Third Place Play-Off. 

Regular updates of the Club's internationals can be found on LCFC.com and City's social media accounts throughout the summer. 

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