Brendan Galloway played a full 90 minutes as England Under-21s completed their European Championship qualifying campaign with a resounding 5-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday.
The defender's Everton teammate, Mason Holgate, had to settle for a place on the bench and was an unused substitute.
Galloway, currently on loan at West Bromwich Albion, helped Aidy Boothroyd’s side guarantee qualification on his first appearance for the Young Lions in last week’s 1-0 away win in Kazakhstan and followed it up with another solid showing at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium.
First-half goals from John Swift and Tammy Abraham put England in control in the Midlands, before Josh Onomah and Duncan Watmore efforts and a second for Abraham added gloss to the scoreline.
There was also good news for another Blues defender as Gethin Jones captained Wales Under-21s to a 3-1 victory over Armenia.
The Young Dragons already knew they couldn’t qualify for the 2017 championships in Poland but signed off their campaign with a win thanks to goals from Ellis Harrison, Tom O’Sullivan and a Aram Shakhnazaryan own goal.
Earlier in the day, Shayne Lavery’s Northern Ireland Under-19s slipped to a 1-0 defeat in Poland.