Jonny Evans

Evans Reaches International Century For Northern Ireland

Leicester City captain Jonny Evans skippered Northern Ireland on his 100th appearance for his nation on Tuesday evening.
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- Leicester City defender Jonny Evans reached a historic Northern Ireland landmark on Tuesday
- The Foxes captain made his 100th appearance for the Green & White Army
- Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), Daniel Amartey (Ghana) and Papy Mendy (Senegal) also saw action
- Luke Thomas, Sammy Braybrooke and Ben Nelson represented England youth teams  

The Foxes centre-back, a winner of the Emirates FA Cup at the Club, became only the fourth player in his country's history to reach 100 caps in a 3-1 defeat by Greece at Georgios Kamaras Stadium in Athens. Dimitrios Pelkas put Greece ahead, before Shayne Lavery's equaliser, although strikes from Giorgos Masouras and Petros Mantalos consigned the Green & White Army to defeat.

Ian Baraclough's men finish the UEFA Nations League in third place in League C Group 2 with five points from six games. Several of Evans' LCFC team-mates, on the other hand, were also in action across a series of international friendly fixtures on the same day.

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Papy Mendy
Papy Mendy

Papy Mendy shelters the ball for Senegal on Tuesday evening.

Striker Kelechi Iheanacho started for Nigeria as the Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by Algeria in Oran. Terem Moffi's opener put Nigeria ahead, but former Fox Riyad Mahrez's penalty restored parity before Youcef Atal sealed victory for Algeria. 

Elsewhere, centre-back Daniel Amartey was also handed a start for Ghana, who registered a 1-0 friendly win over Nicaragua, courtesy of Issahakku Fatawu's solitary goal in Spain. There was also action for midfielder Papy Mendy, as Senegal drew 1-1 with Iran in Austria. Morteza Pouraliganji's own goal put the Lions of Teranga into the lead, although Sardar Azmoun rescued a draw for Iran.

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Luke Thomas
Luke Thomas

There was a victory for Luke Thomas and England's Under-21s.

There was also a host of outings for City stars at youth level, with Academy graduate full-back Luke Thomas helping England's Under-21s to a 3-1 triumph over Germany. Folarin Balgun, Conor Gallagher and Cole Palmer were on the scoresheet for the young Lions, after Felix Nmecha's opener.

Sammy Braybrooke and Ben Nelson also featured for England's Under-19s, who secured a 4-2 win over Denmark in UEFA U19 EURO qualifying. Sonny Perkins, George Hall, Omari Forson and Darko Dyabi found the net for the English youngsters, who had Foxes forward Kian Pennant on the bench.

It was a day to remember for Development Squad striker Chris Popov, meanwhile, as he netted twice in a 9-2 victory for Wales' Under-19s over Gibraltar. Iestyn Hughes was a late substitute in Wales' Under-21s in a 2-0 loss to Austria, while Oliver Ewing did not feature.

Lead image: @NorthernIreland on Twitter.

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