Watford's new goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis was left largely helpless as he was beaten by two Premier League stars in Greece's 2-1 defeat to Belgium last night.

The stopper was first beaten by Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen's long-range drive, which he may have wanted to do better with, but was sweetly struck by the Red Devils defender.

That goal brought a forgettable encounter to life in the 70th minute of the World Cup qualifier in Piraeus, and Greece levelled up two minutes later through FC Copenhagen midfielder Zeca.

But the hosts' joy was shortlived when Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku rose above the Greek defence to head home Thomas Meunier's cross with an effort Karnezis could only watch in anguish.

The 6ft 3ins custodian then thwarted further efforts from Lukaku and Dries Mertens as the visitors looked to add to their advantage.

The result edged Greece out of a play-off place with two games to go in Group H, allowing Bosnia and Herzegovina to sneak into second behind runaway group leaders Belgium.