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International Round-Up: Lewis-Potter makes debut for England U21s

31 March 2022

A number of Hull City players went away with their respective countries earlier this month.

Here, we take a look at how our Tigers got on during the international break…

We start with Keane Lewis-Potter who earned his first cap for England Under-21s. The Hull-born forward was an unused substitute for the Three Lions’ first game against Andorra, as goals from Folarin Balogun, Jacob Ramsey, Morgan Gibbs-White and Anthony Gordon scored in the 4-1 victory at the Vitality Stadium, before Lewis-Potter featured in England’s second match of the international break against Albania.

The 21-year-old came on as a second-half substitute, replacing PSV's Noni Madueke in the 82nd minute, as a brace from Balogun and finish from Liverpool's Curtis Jones secured Lee Carsley’s team a 3-0 away victory against the Eagles.

Staying with the Three Lions, goalkeeper Harvey Cartwright earned his first England Under-20s cap in the Europe Elite League fixture against Poland. The shot-stopper, who has one cap at Under-18s level, played the full 90 minutes at the Stadion Miejski in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, with Andy Edwards' side suffering a 2-0 defeat.

The 19-year-old was then an unused substitute in their second game, a 3-1 victory over Germany at Colchester United's Colchester Community Stadium. 

Allahyar Sayyadmanesh featured in both of Iran’s World Cup qualifying matches. Dragan Skočić's men had already qualified for the World Cup heading into this international break, with Sayyadmanesh coming off the bench on the 64th minute against South Korea in a 2-0 defeat in their first fixture.

The 20-year-old striker would go on to earn his sixth cap in the 2-0 win against Lebanon, playing 45 minutes as Feyenoord's Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Bayer Leverkusen's Sardar Azmoun netted in the victory.

Fellow forward Marcus Forss got his 12th cap for Finland in their friendly match against Slovakia. After being an unused substitute in their first friendly match against Iceland, which saw Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki scoring in a 1-1 draw, Forss started the fixture at the Estadio Nueva Condomina in Murcia, Spain. The 22-year-old played 85 minutes before being replaced by FC Inter Turku’s Benjamin Källman in the 2-0 defeat.

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