Internationals: Qualifying wins for England and Serbia youngsters
news Tue 10 Oct 2017
Fikayo Tomori started for England and Danilo Pantic scored for Serbia in Euro 2019 Under-21 qualifying this evening.
Tomori was named in a much-changed starting line up for England Under-21s as they strengthened their position in the group with a 1-0 win in Andorra.
Everton’s Tom Davies scored the only goal of the game seven minutes into the second half for the visitors, who have now taken maximum points from their two games during the international break after beating Scotland last week.
Tomori, currently on loan at Hull City, looked comfortable throughout but with England dominant for the majority of the game, they were seldom tested from a defensive perspective.
Tammy Abraham was an unused substitute. England now lead second-placed Scotland by four points at the top of the group.
Elsewhere, Pantic scored for Serbia Under-21s in their 3-2 win over Russia, with four of the five goals coming before the break.
Pantic, who is on loan at Partizan Belgrade, broke the deadlock in the 14th minute, and with the half-time scores level at 2-2, the decisive goal arrived on the hour courtesy of Luka Jovic.
Pantic started as the central figure in a midfield trio and was withdrawn after 64 minutes. Serbia are now two points clear at the top of the group.
Marcin Bulka started in goal for Poland Under-19s as they were beaten 2-0 by Germany in a qualifying match for next summer’s European Championships. However, having finished second in the four-team group Poland now progress to the Elite Round as they attempt to reach the finals, which take place in Finland next July.
Earlier today, Jay Dasilva captained England Under-20s to an impressive 4-0 win over Czech Republic at St George’s Park.
Having beaten Italy 5-1 last week it was another impressive performance by Keith Downing’s team, who were 3-0 up at half-time thanks to goals from Darnell Johnson, Stephy Mavididi and Harvey Barnes. Mavididi then added a fourth for a dominant England side after the break.
Dasilva completed the full game, Ike Ugbo was an unused substitute.