International round-up: Hart keeps clean sheet in England win

Joe Hart playing for England

A host of West Ham United internationals were in action on Friday with Joe Hart playing the full 90 minutes for England.

The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet for the Three Lions in the 4-0 victory away at Malta to keep Gareth Southgate’s side unbeaten and at the top of their World Cup qualifying group.

Two goals from Harry Kane and a finish apiece from Ryan Bertrand and Danny Welbeck secured the win for England.

Left-back Aaron Cresswell was an unused substitute for England in this match.

At U19 level Dan Kemp had an excellent game for England against Poland, providing two assists in the 7-1 win.

The 18-year-old – in great form for the West Ham United U23s – started the match and created two of England’s seven finishes while hat-tricks from Sheffield Wednesday’s George Hirst and Arsenal’s Edward Nketiah, as well as a goal from Sunderland man Elliot Embleton, secured an emphatic victory.

Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew meanwhile played 68 minutes for Ghana as the Black Stars battled back to earn a 1-1 draw with Congo.

It took a late finish from Thomas Partey to secure a point for Ghana but their chances of qualifying for the World Cup are now in serious danger. They sit five points behind leading side Uganda in their group.

Arthur Masuaku had been included in DR Congo’s international squad for Friday’s match with Tunisia but the defender was not a part of the match-day squad. His side lost 2-1.

Finally summer signing Sead Hakasabanovic was an used substitute for Montenegro in the 3-0 win over Kazakhstan

That win puts Montenegro second in Group E of World Cup qualification, on 13 points.

For full details of all West Ham's international call-ups for the current break, click here.