CITY AND CHERRIES STARS HELP ENGLAND U21S TO BIG WIN


BRISTOL City’s Jay Dasilva and Lloyd Kelly and Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook and Jack Simpson helped England Under-21s to a 5-1 victory over Denmark in Esbjerg on Tuesday evening.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side are preparing for next summer’s Euro finals and their big win over Denmark followed on from beating Italy last week.

First half goals from Demarai Gray and Dominic Solanke put England in control against the Danes before Solanke added a memorable third after the break and substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed the scoring with a late brace.

Dasilva, Cook and Simpson started the match, while Kelly came on a substitute.

In 2018, England U21s have won ten of their 12 games with only draws with Mexico in Toulon and the Dutch in Euro Qualifying preventing them from a clean sweep.

After Tuesday’s win Boothroyd said: “There’s some things we can improve on, so there’s a bit of work to do when we get them back again. But to score five goals away from home is never easy, especially against a team which is in the best 12 in Europe, so we’re really pleased.

“We’ve had a good look at some players on this trip and it puts us in a good place. We’ve scored some terrific goals and if we tighten up on a few things we’ll be in a terrific position.”

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