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Internationals: Wins for Christensen, Kovacic and Gilmour

It was a successful night on the international front for Chelsea trio Andreas Christensen, Mateo Kovacic and Billy Gilmour as they all helped their nations earn victory in the latest round of World Cup qualifying.

Christensen played the full 90 minutes as the Danes left it late to defeat their Scandinavian neighbours in Torshavn, with a strike from Jonas Wind five minutes from time ensuring there would be no shock and that Denmark remain top of Group F with five wins from five.

Andreas was solid throughout, making a number of important interceptions and looking comfortable on the ball in Denmark’s success.

Elsewhere in Group F and Gilmour caught the eye for Scotland before he was replaced after 73 minutes in the Tartan Army’s 1-0 win over Moldova at Hampden Park.

The midfielder, who is spending this season on loan at Norwich City in the Premier League, stood out as one of Scotland’s better performers and went close to adding a second for Steve Clarke’s side in the second half, side-footing an effort just wide after making a fine forward run.

Gilmour was at the heart of everything Scotland did before he was withdrawn, with Clarke surely wanting to keep the midfielder fresh for a huge game against Austria on Tuesday.

Meanwhile Mateo Kovacic helped Croatia to a late victory over Slovakia in Bratislava to move them level with Russia on 10 points at the top of Group H.

The Chelsea man played in a deep midfield role for Zlatko Dalic’s side, looking neat and tidy on the ball before he was replaced with six minutes remaining by Lovro Majer.

Moments after that substitute was made, Croatia grabbed a dramatic winner as Marcelo Brozovic volleyed home a stunning effort from 25 yards to seal the win with just four minutes left on the clock.

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