Wednesday 12 Sep
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How West Ham's players fared on international duty

Lukasz Fabianski

West Ham United's internationals are now back at Rush Green as preparations ramp up for Sunday's return to Premier League action at Everton, but how did they get on with their countries over the past week?

Here's our guide for every Hammer involved on international duty...

Andriy Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko moved to within 12 goals of Andriy Shevchenko's record for Ukraine with his winning strike in their UEFA Nations League B Group 1 victory against Slovakia on Sunday.

The Hammers forward netted from the spot with ten minutes to go - his 36th goal in Ukraine colours - to settle a tight game 1-0 and make it two wins from two in the newly formed Nations League.

Victory over Slovakia followed on from Thursday's 2-1 success in the Czech Republic and rounded off a successful international period for Yarmolenko.

Marko Arnautovic

Marko Arnautovic earned his 73rd and 74th caps for Austria - and captained his country - over the international break.

Austria kicked off their new season by defeating World Cup quarter-finalists Sweden 2-0 in a friendly, but their Nations League B Group 3 campaign got off to a losing start when Bosnia & Herzegovina saw them off by a 1-0 margin on Tuesday.

Lukasz Fabianski

Having played second fiddle to Wojciech Szczesny at the World Cup, Fabianski took over goalkeeping duties for Poland's 1-1 Nations League A Group 3 draw in Italy on Friday.

Poland then took on Republic of Ireland in a friendly on Tuesday, and Fabianski remained on the bench for another 1-1 draw.

Robert Snodgrass

Robert Snodgrass was back in Scotland's squad for their first matches of 2018/19 and he came off the bench to win a 26th cap for his country as they fell to a 4-0 friendly defeat to Belgium on Friday.

Alex McLeish's side then defeated Albania 2-0 in their Nations League opener, for which Snodgrass was an unused substitute.

Academy internationals

It was also a busy week for the Hammers' Academy Internationals, with Nathan Trott picking up his fifth cap at U20 level for England as the Young Lions were defeated 3-1 by the Netherlands.

Elsewhere, Conor Coventry played the 90 minutes of the Republic of Ireland U19s' 1-0 defeat to Wales on Sunday. The Irish bounced back by defeating the same opposition 2-0 two days later.

For England U18s, Ajibola Alese played in all three matches as they defeated the Netherlands, Russia and hosts France to win the Limoges Tournament.

Finally, Sebastian Nebyla came off from the bench as Slovakia U17 defeated Sweden 1-0.