GB and Ireland XI of the weekend

This weekend was relatively successful for the Home Nations, with Scotland the only side to lose.

England managed a comfortable 3-0 victory over Gordon Strachan’s side on Friday night courtesy of goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill.

Northern Ireland comfortably saw off Group C surprise package Azerbaijan with a 4-0 win to move up to second while the Republic of Ireland claimed a valuable 1-0 win away at Austria to top Group D.

Wales – who are also in Group D – conceded a late equaliser to Serbia but kept in contact with the top thanks to Gareth Bale’s strike.

There were very positive performances from all three of the winners, while a couple of Welsh players also showed they aren’t resting on their laurels after an impressive Euro 2016 campaign in which they reached the semi-finals.

We take our pick of the top performers with theĀ Great Britain and Ireland XI from the weekend’s matches.