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Internationals: Anya key to Scotland win

Internationals: Anya key to Scotland win
Hornets wing-back Ikechi Anya furthered his international claims with another strong showing for Scotland, winning a penalty in a 2-0 win.

The energetic wideman earned his third cap for the Tartan Army, who won thanks to goals from Norwich City's Robert Snodgrass and Everton's Steven Naismith.

Vital Watford's Scottish correspondent, Colin Cowan (@Colinic), kept an eye on Anya during a rousing display from Gordon Strachan's side.

'Anya completed 76 minutes as Scotland finished their World Cup Qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Croatia at Hampden Park.

"Starting on the left of midfield in a 4-4-2 formation and had a quiet, but professional first half, getting past his man on a couple of occasions but unable to find anyone with his crosses.

'In the second half Anya won his side a penalty after he went down following a challenge from Domagoj Vida.

'Crystal Palace`s Barry Bannan took the penalty which was saved but Everton`s Steven Naismith bundled the rebound home to double Scotland`s advantage.

'However shortly after this Anya took a knock in a challenge and had to be substituted as Graham Dorrans replaced him on 76 minutes.

'Anya will undoubtedly be pleased at how he has performed in his first three games for Scotland and will be hoping to regain his place in the side for the friendly against the USA next month.'


Scotland finished fourth in Group A.

Sean Murray and Connor Smith did not enjoy such success with the Republic of Ireland's Under-21s, as they were beaten 1-0 by Romania.

Martin Madalin's 54th minute strike settled the game, with Murray playing 90 minutes and Smith getting 79 minutes before being substituted.

Ireland sit third in their 2015 Under-21 European Championships qualifying group.

Finally, England Under-21s beat Lithuania's Under-21s 5-0, with Watford 'keeper Jonathan Bond an unused substitute.

The final Hornet in international action is Jamaica's Lloyd Doyley, who will hope to be involved as the Reggae Boyz host the Honduras at 2:30 GMT on Wednesday.

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Tuesday October 15 2013
Time: 10:31PM

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