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Belgium 5-1 Iceland: Chelsea outcast Michy Batshuayi scores twice as PFA Player of the Year Kevin De Bruyne inspires 12th successive victory for Roberto Martinez's side Holmbert Fridjonsson gave Iceland an early lead with a deflected effort Axel Witsel equalised moments later before Batshuayi netted from a rebound Mertens added a third after being teed up by the influential De Bruyne Batshuayi netted his second with a lovely backheel and Jeremy Doku sealed it

By Reuters

Published: 23:30 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 23:30 BST, 8 September 2020

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Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi scored twice as the hosts eased to a 5-1 victory over Iceland and a 12th win in a row in their Nations League clash at the King Baudouin Stadium on Tuesday.

Holmbert Fridjonsson gave Iceland an early lead, but Axel Witsel, Batshuayi, Dries Mertens and teenager Jeremy Doku all scored to ensure there would be no surprise result.

Belgium lead the League A Group 2 standings with a maximum haul of six points from two games, followed by England on four, Denmark with one and Iceland none.

Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi scored twice as the hosts eased to a 5-1 victory

Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi scored twice as the hosts eased to a 5-1 victory

Roberto Martinez's side will next be in action against England at Wembley on October 11 with only the top team in each pool advancing to the Nations League finals.

Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, named Player of the Year by the Professional

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