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DeAndre Yedlin into CONCACAF semi-finals after 4-0 stroll rounds off Newcastle’s internationals

3 weeks ago
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DeAndre Yedlin has had an excellent international fortnight.

In  October he’d had a bit of a nightmare, at fault for the first goal when the USA lost to Canada for the first time in 18 games.

However, this time he came on as a late sub against Canada and helped his country get swift revenge, helping to make the third goal as the USA won 4-1.

That then followed by a Tuesday night (early hours of Wednesday in UK time) stroll against Cuba.

DeAndre Yedlin starting and the USA taking the lead after only 34 seconds, then 3-0 up within 39 minutes.

Yedlin then subbed after an hour with his teammates adding a fourth and final goal on 66 minutes.

The game was played at a neutral ground in the Cayman Islands with visiting Cuba not an option, the result meaning the USA finish top of their group and progress to the CONCACAF Nations League semi-finals and possible final, in June.

Full international details of Newcastle United first team players below:

Thursday 14 November

Portugal Under 20s 0 England Under 20s 4

Matty Longstaff making his international debut, coming off the subs bench on 72 minutes with England already 4-0 up.

Bulgaria 0 Paraguay 1 (Friendly)

Miguel Almiron scoring the only goal of the game, also picking up a booking before being subbed on 89 minutes.

Republic of Ireland 3 New Zealand 1

Ciaran Clark played the full 90 minutes in his first call up in 13 months, Ireland bouncing back from a shock breakaway goal against the run of play, to eventually win comfortably.

Friday 15 November

USA 4 Canada 1 (CONCACAF Nations League)

DeAndre Yedlin was a late sub in the 86th minute but made a big impression with his pace. Played a key part in the 89th minute goal to make it 3-1 and CBS Sports gave the Newcastle defender the joint third highest grade.

Saturday 16 November

Croatia 3 Slovakia 1 (Euro Championships qualifier)

Everything going great for Martin Dubravka and Slovakia as they led at half-time in this key qualifier, only for a mad 10 minutes see them go down to 10 men and concede two goals, eventually ending 3-1. Their qualification hopes now very much in the balance.

Monday 18 November

Republic of Ireland 1 Denmark 1 (European Championships qualifier)

Ciaran Clark came off the bench at half-time with the score goalless.

Needing  a win to automatically qualify, the Irish fell behind on 73 minutes but equalised on 85 minutes. However, they couldn’t conjure up a winner and must now do it through the play-offs.

Tuesday 19 November

Saudi Arabia 0 Paraguay 0 (Friendly)

Miguel Almiron got another 90 minutes under his belt.

Paraguay dominating possession, shots and corners but unable to make the breakthrough.

After scoring the winner against Bulgaria on Thursday, it is now two goals in his last four internationals for Almiron.

England Under 20s 3 Iceland Under 20s 0

Matty Longstaff made his first start in the national set-up.

The 19 year old following his sub appearance for the Under 20s in the 4-0 win over Portugal, with a 3-0 victory over Iceland.

The Newcastle player in a central midfield role and subbed on 72 minutes with England 2-0 up.

Slovakia 2 Azerbaijan 0 (European Championships qualifier)

Martin Dubravka kept a clean sheet but little else to celebrate.

As expected Slovakia beat bottom of the group Azerbaijan, by two goals.

However, to automatically qualify on the night they needed Wales and Hungary to draw.

The Welsh winning 2-0 and qualifying along with Croatia, whilst Martin Dubravka and Slovakia face the play-offs.

Cuba 0 USA 4 (CONCACAF Nations League)

DeAndre Yedlin played the first hour of the game until subbed with the USA 3-0 up.

The result means they top their three team group and qualify for the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Nations League, where they will play Honduras.

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