Coady clocks up tenth England cap

Nine members of Bruno Lage’s first-team were in international action this weekend, as the Nations League got underway in Europe.

Wolves captain Conor Coady moved into double figures for senior international caps at the weekend, playing 79 minutes of England’s narrow Nations League defeat to Hungary on Saturday.

As Portugal came from behind to draw with Spain, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves played a half each, as the 25-year-old replaced his experienced team mate at half-time of the 1-1 draw on Thursday. Then, on Sunday night, Neves played 77 minutes as the Portuguese breezed past Switzerland in Nations League.

Raul Jimenez was also in action either side of the weekend, starting in a friendly defeat to Uruguay on Friday and a goalless draw with Ecuador in the early hours of Monday morning.

Ivory Coast began their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a victory over Zambia and Wolves defender Willy Boly played the full 90 minutes of the 3-1 victory on Friday.

On Thursday evening, Hee Chan Hwang provided an assist for Hwang Ui-jo in South Korea colours, during a friendly defeat to Brazil.

Morgan Gibbs-White was back on England under-21 duty on Friday and he provided an assist for Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey in the second-half of a 2-1 success over Czech Republic.

Finally, Portugal under-21s romped to a 5-1 victory in Belarus, however Fabio Silva remained unused on the bench.

The Wolves-related results were as follows:

  • Coady | Hungary 1-0 England
  • Neves & Moutinho | Spain 1-1 Portugal & Portugal 4-0 Switzerland
  • Dendoncker | Belgium 1-4 Netherlands
  • Jimenez | Mexico 0-3 Uruguay & Mexico 0-0 Ecuador
  • Boly | Ivory Coast 3-1 Zambia
  • Hwang | South Korea 1-5 Brazil
  • Silva | Belarus U21 1-5 Portugal U21
  • Gibbs-White | Czech Republic U21 2-1 England U21