Holland 4-0 Montenegro: Louis van Gaal's side win World Cup qualifier

Holland 4-0 Montenegro: Louis van Gaal’s side win World Cup qualifier thanks to goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Cody Gakpo and a brace from Memphis Depay

  • Louis van Gaal’s side now up to second in Group G following the emphatic win 
  • Memphis Depay scored his first from the spot and made it 2-0 in the second half
  •  Georginio Wijnaldum  made it 3-0 and Cody Gakpo chipped in with the fourth

Memphis Depay scored twice to guide the Netherlands to a first win following the return of coach Louis van Gaal with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Montenegro in their World Cup Group G qualifier in Eindhoven on Saturday.

Depay slotted a first-half penalty and added a second goal after the break to take his recent tally to nine in as many games for the Dutch, who also scored through Georginio Wijnaldum and a first international strike for Cody Gakpo.

They are second in Group G midway through qualification with 10 points from five games, one point behind leaders Turkey and on the same number as third-placed Norway. Only the top team qualifies automatically for the finals in Qatar next year.

Memphis Depay celebrates after his goal put The Netherlands 1-0 up against Montenegro

Netherlands players celebrate after Depay’s second goal put them 2-0 up against Montenegro

Paris-Saint Germain star Georginio Wijnaldum made it 3-0 to the Netherlands on Saturday

Cody Gakpo’s strike sealed an emphatic win by making it 4-0 to Louis van Gaal’s side

Netherlands host Turkey in Amsterdam in a potentially key game on Tuesday, while Norway are at home to minnows Gibraltar.

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