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Danny Drinkwater, Jamie Vardy feature for England during international break

The Three Lions duo played a big part in Roy Hodgson's team against Germany and the Netherlands.

Danny Drinkwater on his full international debut for England.
Danny Drinkwater on his full international debut for England.
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Jamie Vardy and Danny Drinkwater became the first pair of Leicester City players to start for the Three Lions on the same night in 42 years when they both earned the start for England against the Netherlands on Tuesday.

On Saturday, though, the likely biggest story of the international break for Leicester City occurred as Jamie Vardy came on as a substitute in Berlin and scored, becoming the first Fox to score internationally since Gary Lineker in 1985.  His reaction on Twitter was pure gold and something that will be remembered for generations to come:

That fantastic international break continued for Vardy on Tuesday, when he opened the scoring to make it two goals for the Leicester City man in the last two games.  Vardy told the English FA after the game, "It was an unbelievable feeling [to score for England at Wembley] but the result is disappointing."

On Tuesday, though, Vardy was also joined by Leicester City teammate Danny Drinkwater, making Tuesday’s game against the Netherlands the first England game to feature two Foxes in the starting lineup since May, 1974.

Drinkwater, determined to not be outdone by his teammate, was named the man of the match on Tuesday night when he played 85 minutes in the midfield for England on his debut for the Three Lions.

Unfortunately, after a stunning 3-2 comeback victory on Saturday against Germany, the Three Lions slumped to a 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Tuesday.

However, for Leicester City fans, nothing could dampen the excitement surrounding Jamie Vardy, Danny Drinkwater, and the approaching Euros 2016 tournament this summer.