England Under-21s secured their place at the next year’s Under-21 European Championships with an emphatic 7-0 win against Andorra in Chesterfield.
A brace for Dominic Calvert-Lewin alongside goals from Ademola Lookman, Ezri Konsa, Dominic Solanke, Reiss Nelson and Christian Garcia’s late own-goal completed the rout for Aidy Boothroyd’s side as they sealed a spot at next year’s EUROs for a seventh-consecutive time.
Chelsea trio Tammy Abraham, Jay DaSilva and Jake Clarke-Salter were all named on the substitutes bench by Aidy Boothroyd, with Fikayo Tomori not selected amongst the side to face Andorra.
Current Liverpool and former Chelsea striker Solanke grabbed the fifth goal of the evening, tapping home after rounding the goalkeeper.
Here’s how we rated their performances of the trio, currently on loan at Aston Villa, Bristol City and Vitesse Arnhem, as well as ex-Blue Solanke, during the rout against Andorra:
Substitute: Jay DaSilva– The Robins’ loanee looked bright after replacing Everton’s Jonjoe Kenny. With England in cruise control, DaSilva showed some bright touches in the opposition’s half. The left-back sent in a few tantalising crosses that, but for good defending, could have led to a goal. 6
Substitute: Dominic Solanke– The Liverpool frontman looked sharp after replacing Calvert-Lewin. His goal was well taken, showing good composure to round the ‘keeper. 7
Unused substitute: Jake Clarke-Salter– The young defender did not feature, despite impressing so far this season. Konsa and Dael Fry, of Brentford and Middlesbrough respectively, were preferred at the heart of the defence, although in truth, they both could’ve played in their slippers. N/A
Unused substitute: Tammy Abraham– The Aston Villa loanee also missed out after Boothroyd started with Calvert-Lewin, and opted for Solanke off the bench. He’ll be hoping to add to his goal tally under new Villa boss Dean Smith after the international break. N/A
Boothroyd’s side are next in action on Tuesday night, travelling to Tynecastle to take on a Scotland side who are still hopeful of reaching next summer’s tournament in Italy and San Marino.
By Elliott Jackson at the Proact Stadium