Everton duo Jonjoe Kenny and Ryan Ledson are heading back to Merseyside after England Under-19s were eliminated from the European Championships following a 2-1 defeat against Italy.
Kenny played the full 90 minutes at left-back while Ledson was an unused substitute in Mannheim, Germany, where the Azzurri’s Federico Dimarco netted a double to deny the Young Lions a place in the final of the competition.
England pushed forward, particularly in the second period, registering a total of 21 shots on goal to Italy’s eight.
Aidy Boothroyd’s side managed to halve the two-goal deficit with five minutes remaining when Alberto Picchi’s converted into his own net - but the Italians held on for victory.
Callum Connolly, who was withdrawn from the squad after picking up an injury in England’s opener against France
, Kenny and Ledson had helped England to top spot in their group after three wins from three.