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International Round Up: Bannan in Celtic Park Clash

19 November 2014

Barry Bannan came on as substitute just past the hour mark as Scotland went down 3-1 in the much awaited international friendly against England, played at Celtic Park. Bannan was on the pitch as his side reduced the arrears to 2-1 through a goal from Andrew Robertson but almost immediately Wayne Rooney closed in on Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time England record of 49 goals to make it 3-1 at the other end. James McArthur had already withdrawn from the squad at the end of last week so therefore wasn't involved in this game. 

Former Palace academy graduate Nathaniel Clyne made his second appearance for the senior side as he once again drew positive reviews with a solid performance at right back. Former England striker, Gary Lineker, tweeting during the game. 'Another very good performance from Nathaniel Clyne. I think England has its right-back'.

Meanwhile in Japan, Mile Jedinak played the whole 90 minutes as his Australia side fell to a 2-1 defeat ahead of next year's Asia Cup in Australia. 

Goals from Yasuyuki Konno and Shinji Okazaki in a seven-minute spell in the second half before Tim Cahill scored a consolation headed goal in stoppage time.

But it came too late for Australia whose wait for a first win in Japan continues but it was a disappointing result for the visitors after they had dominated the match across the pitch in the opening stages of the game but saw that superiority disappear with those two second half goals.  

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