Trio Play In England Win

by Rob Urbani
@Everton

Leighton Baines and John Stones both completed 90 minutes, while Phil Jagielka played a quarter of an hour as England commenced their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory against Switzerland.

Daniel Welbeck’s second-half brace was the difference in the Group E contest in Basel.

Stones produced a steady performance at right-back in what was his first competitive appearance for the Three Lions.

Baines too got through the full game unscathed and Jagielka helped to keep the Switzerland attack at bay when he came off the bench to replace the injured Phil Jones late on.

Indeed, the last 15 minutes of the game saw three quarters of the England back-four made up of Everton players.

Elsewhere, Blues youngster Brendan Galloway played 90 minutes in England Under-19s’ 1-1 draw with Germany in Oberhausen.

The defender, recruited from MK Dons in the summer, went close to snatching a winner late on but lifted his shot narrowly over the bar.

Also at Under-19 level, Harry Charsley played the second half in the Republic of Ireland’s 1-0 victory over Holland.

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