Midfielder Davies In England Under-21 Success

Tom Davies completed his second straight 90 minutes for England Under-21s as Aidy Boothroyd's side maintained their 100 per cent start to European Championship qualifying by brushing aside Kosovo in Hull.

Manchester City player Phil Foden scored once in each half to wrap up a 2-0 success at the KCOM Stadium and ensure England followed up Friday’s rollercoaster 3-2 win in Turkey with another three points.

Davies missed out on this summer’s European finals in Italy and San Marino with a shoulder injury.

But the Everton midfielder, who started next to Wolverhampton Wanderers teenager Morgan Gibbs-White in the centre of the park, has been influential in his team's bright opening to their bid to be in Hungary and Slovenia in two years.

Foden made England’s early superiority count when he thumped high into the net from close range on 25 minutes.

Boothroyd’s team remained in control for the most part but nevertheless survived a scare when visiting substitute Arbnor Muja hit the woodwork 60 seconds before half-time.

England pushed hard for a second following the break – and finished the game having had 15 attempts to their opponents’ seven – but had to wait until the third minute of stoppage time for Foden’s right-footed strike to put the outcome beyond doubt.

 The Young Lions continue their qualification campaign with a game against Austria at MK Dons’ Stadium MK next month.

 Everton centre-back Lewis Gibson, meanwhile, was one of only four players to start and finish England Under-20s’ 1-0 Elite League victory over Switzerland at St George’s Park.

 Forward Jack Clarke, currently on loan with Leeds United from Tottenham Hotspur and another one of the quartet to last the contest, struck the decisive goal two minutes into time added on.

 England Under-20s drew 0-0 with Holland four days ago and sit second behind Germany in the eight-team Elite League table.

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