Hammers pair feature in charity match

Kevin Nolan and Stewart Downing lined-up against each other in a charity game at Liverpool on Sunday.

West Ham United pair Kevin Nolan and Stewart Downing were both involved in a charity game involving the likes of Luis Suarez, Thierry Henry and Fernando Torres at Anfield on Sunday.

The duo lined-up on opposite sides as Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher brought teams together for a game in aid of various charitable organisations in Liverpool.

Nolan was on Gerrard's team, while Downing featured for Carragher in the game which ended 2-2. Gerrard scored twice, while Mario Balotelli and Didier Drogba were also on target.

Guy Demel also featured in action on Sunday, turning out for David Jarolim's testimonial at his former club Hamburg.

On the international stage, Diego Poyet played his second game of the week for Uruguay U20 on Sunday and made his first start as the South Americans suffered a 1-0 defeat against Uzbekistan.

James Collins started on Saturday as Wales defeated Israel 3-0 to give their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 a major boost.

Also on Saturday, Cheikhou Kouyate's Senegal defeated Ghana 2-1 in a friendly, Sam Howes played in England U18s' 6-1 victory against Switzerland and Josh Cullen played the 90 minutes of Republic of Ireland U19s' narrow 3-2 defeat to Germany.

On Monday, Carl Jenkinson will hope to feature as England U21 take on Germany in Middlesbrough.