Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan helps Armenia to success

Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan (pic Daniel Hambury/PA)

Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan (pic Daniel Hambury/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored and provided two assists as Armenia ran out 4-0 winners over Macedonia in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday, writes Joshua Bunting.

Midfielder Lucas Torreira had played earlier in the day as Uruguay ended the international week with a 4-3 defeat to japan.

And youngster Reiss Nelson netted his second goal for England under-21s, scoring a wonderful free-kick in their 2-0 win over Scotland at Tynecastle.

Nelson, who is on loan at German club Hoffenheim, had scored in the 7-0 rout of Andorr and found the net again on the hour mark as the young Lions finished their European Championship qualifying campaign with an unbeaten record.

Defender Daniel Ballard played 90 minutes as Northern Ireland under-21s beat Slovakia 1-0 at Windsor Park in Belfast, but it wasn’t enough to make the play-offs.


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Granit Xhaka claimed an assist as Switzerland beat Iceland 2-1 on Monday, while Greek defender Sokratis played half of Greece’s 2-0 loss to Finland.

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