Matt Doherty was dropped from the Ireland line-up that beat Georgia 1-0 tonight after boss Mick McCarthy admitted he had got it wrong playing the Wolves man as a right winger against Gibraltar.
Doherty and Sean Maguire were replaced by Villa’s Glenn Whelan and Robbie Brady as Ireland repeated their 1-0 win in the previous Euro 2020 qualifier.
The Molineux wing back did get some action however, replacing David McGoldrick for the last eight minutes.
By then, Villa midfielder Conor Hourihane had scored the only goal, curling in a free kick from just outside the box in the 35th minute for his first goal for his country after McGoldrick had been fouled following a clever turn.
Romain Saiss played the full game as Morocco were beaten 1-0 in a bad-tempered ‘friendly’ at home to an Argentina minus Lionel Messi in Tangier.
The Wolves utility man operated as a left-sided centre back in a three-man defence, but was powerless to stop substitute Angel Correa scoring the only goal seven minutes from time, with a right-foot shot past Yassine Bounou.
Messi wasn’t included in the South Americans’ squad and was reported to be injured, missing a game in which there were six bookings, including four for Morocco.
Morgan Gibbs-White played the first half as England Under-19s came from behind to draw 2-2 against Denmark at St Georges Park.
But it meant Keith Downing’s side missed out on qualifying for the Under-19 European Championship finals in Armenia this summer.
England had to win and hope the Czech Republic avoided defeat against Greece at Loughborough to go through.
The Czechs won 3-1, and for England, goals from Ian Poveda-Ocampo and Marc Guehi were not enough in their final elite round qualifier.
Gibbs-White, who has started all three qualifiers in this international break, was unfortunate to see his early effort trickle past the post as Downing’s side struggled to find a way past a stubborn Denmark backline.
Nicolas Madsen’s low drive gave the Danes a first-half lead before Gibbs-White made way at half-time for Manchester City’s Felix Nmecha.
Fellow substitute and City team-mate Ian Poveda levelled just after the hour.
However, Denmark regained the advantage against the run of play as the recently-introduced Viktor Jansen’s clipped shot beat Josef Bursik.
The Young Lions responded immediately, defender Marc Guehi firing home from close range.
Wolves Under-23s midfielder Elliot Watt played 79 minutes as Scotland Under-19s’ 100 per cent record from their two previous qualifiers in Portugal went to the hosts, who won 4-0 to stay top of Group 6 and extend their own winning record to three out of three.