Five of the best: International goals of the weekend (1)

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Recent fears that the Premier League is a fading force within world football were answered in emphatic style last night, as players from right across England's top-flight ran riot in the latest round of World Cup qualifying fixtures.

Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne - the latter on loan with Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen - ensured Belgium maintain their place at the top of Group A after helping Marc Wilmots's side to a 2-0 victory over Macedonia.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scored an impressive brace to keep Iceland's qualification hopes alive in Group E with a 2-1 win against Slovenia.

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko also scored twice as Bosnia-Herzegovina brushed aside Greece 3-1 in Group G, while no less than three Manchester United players were on the scoresheet for their respective countries.

Robin van Persie helped Holland record their 13th consecutive World Cup qualifying victory following a 3-0 win over Estonia, while Javier Hernandez netted twice in Mexico's 2-2 draw with Honduras.

The best Manchester United goal came from Ashley Young, who scored the pick of the England bunch, during the Three Lions' 8-0 thrashing of San Marino.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for France in their comfortable 3-1 victory over Georgia in Paris to keep them top of Group I, while Aaron Ramsey netted a penalty as Wales beat Scotland 2-1 at Hampden Park.

Luis Suarez also scored an impressive goal as Uruguay drew 1-1 with struggling Paraguay.

After another exciting evening of international action, GiveMeFootball brings you five of the best goals of the weekend. Click through the slideshow to see which efforts made the cut!










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