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11/09/2012 22:00, Report by Adam Bostock
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Welbeck boosts England

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Elsewhere on a busy night of World Cup 2014 qualifying matches in Europe, there were victories for United's Patrice Evra (France beat Belarus 3-1), Nani (Portugal 3-0 Azerbaijan) and Joshua King (Norway 2-1 Slovenia), but disappointment for Jonny Evans as Northern Ireland conceded a late equaliser to be held 1-1 by underdogs Luxembourg in Belfast. Evra and Evans both played full matches, Nani clocked up 76 minutes with Portugal and King came on at half-time for the Norwegians in Oslo.

Meanwhile, Robbie Brady made an excellent, goalscoring debut for the Republic of Ireland in their 4-1 friendly win over Oman at Fulham's Craven Cottage. The young winger, who filled in at left-back for United on Tour 2012, created the first and third strikes for Shane Long and Kevin Doyle respectively - and in between scored his first international goal at senior level with a volley in the 22nd minute.

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