- Dimitri Payet’s France clinched a 1-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory over the Netherlands on Monday
- The Hammers midfielder set up the game’s only goal
- Reece Oxford was also in action as England U20s beat the USA 2-0
Dimitri Payet set up the only goal of the game as his France side picked up a second win of the international break over the Netherlands on Monday evening.
The Hammers midfielder started and completed 67 minutes for Didier Deschamps’ side, who followed up last week’s 4-1 victory over Bulgaria with the narrow win in Amsterdam.
The game’s only goal was scored after just half an hour when Manchester United’s summer signing Paul Pogba rocketed a long range effort into the bottom corner following Payet’s pass in-field.
The visitors moved up to joint top of their Russia 2018 qualifying group, level on points at the summit of Group A with Sweden. The clash was Payet’s 30th in the blue of his national side.
Teenage prospect Reece Oxford was also in international action on Monday, as his England U20s outfit were 2-0 winners over the USA at Rochdale’s Spotland.
Competing in the Four Nations competition which the Young Lions had already clinched following wins over Germany and the Netherlands, the hosts rounded off an impressive tournament with the comfortable victory.
Ovie Ejaria and Dominic Solanke were on the scoresheet for England in a game which Oxford started. The defender was making his third appearance for his country at U20 level.