England beat Ireland, Wales draw with US

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England claimed their first victory over the Republic of Ireland since 1985 on Thursday after a 3-0 win in a friendly at Wembley Stadium.

Harry Maguire scored his first goal wearing the captain's armband with a 17th-minute header before Jadon Sancho struck on the half hour mark for a comfortable 2-0 cushion at half-time.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin converted his second England goal from the penalty spot 10 minutes into the second half, which was enough to end a run of six consecutive draws between the sides.

After a confident warm-up, England will now finish their Nations League group with games against Belgium on Sunday before hosting Iceland next Wednesday.

Across the border, Wales hosted the United States in a 0-0 draw without manager Ryan Giggs or midfielder Gareth Bale, as Robert Page took temporary charge.

British news reports said the 46-year-old former Manchester United player was temporarily arrested and later released on bail.

The BBC cited Giggs' representatives as saying that "he denies all allegations made against him and is co-operating with the police."

In other international friendlies, Iran beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-0 while Moldova and Russia played out a 0-0 stalemate.