JASON DENAYER came off the bench for his international debut to help Belgium to a vital three points in the race for Euro 2016 qualification in Israel.

The teenage defender, who has been a rock solid presence in Ronny Deila's defence this season after joining on loan from Manchester City for the campaign, was summoned for his Belgian bow after captain Vincent Kompany was shown a red card with around 25 minutes to go. Denayer replaced Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke and helped his side see out a crucial victory against the hosts in Jerusalem.

Belgium had taken an early lead against the Israelis courtesy of Marouane Fellaini's third international goal in the space of three days. The Manchester United struck in the ninth minute after bagging a brace in the victory over Cyprus on Saturday.

The win moved Belgium back to the top of Group B, level on points with Chris Coleman's impressive Welsh side, who face the Red Devils in a pivotal qualifier in Cardiff in June.

In friendly action, Holland helped ease some of the intense pressure on Guus Hiddink with a composed 2-0 victory over reigning European champions Spain in Amsterdam. The Dutch are six points off the pace in qualifying and scraped a late, late draw with Turkey at the same stadium last Saturday.

However things were far more comfortable last night as they rubbed a little salt in Spanish wounds still raw from the sides' meeting in last summer's World Cup when Holland destroyed Vicente Del Bosque's side 5-1. It was one of the goalscorers from that unforgettable night in Salvador who to the ball rolling last night. Defender Stefan De Vrij powered home a headed opener from a delicious Wesley Sneijder cross before Ajax youngster Davy Klaassen added another.