VIDEO: Sunderland defender scores on international debut - first goal since October 2011

Czech Republic Football

Ondrej Celustka may not be a regular goal-scorer - but it did not take him long to get his Czech Republic tally off the ground.

Of Paolo Di Canio’s summer signings, signings which he now claims were not his responsibility; one that appears to have come reasonably good is Czech defender Ondrej Celustka.

The 24-year-old was snapped up by The Black Cats in August on a season-long loan deal from Turkish outfit Trabzonspor - to provide strength in an area in which they have been weak for several seasons now.

The right-back has now gone on to play in 12 games for the club since his arrival - and has kept his place in the team under Gus Poyet.

His decent form and recent Premier League move has seen him earn his first ever call-up to the Czech Republic national team this week - for the game against Canada last night.

The player was even handed a start at left-back to make his full debut, and the excellent week did not stop there.

Because he scored!

On debut, Celustka pulled off a fantastic swivelling header from a Ladislav Krejci free-kick to give an experimental Czech side the lead after just three minutes.

They went on to win the game 2-0, after Tomas Horava added to the scoring in the final ten minutes.

Celustka, who had not scored a goal since he scored for Trabzonspor against Ankaragucu in October 2011, was obviously delighted with the goal - and will hope to find his first for Sunderland in due course.

Here is the goal…

image: © Piotr Drabik

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