Davies scores the winner for England U21s

Tuesday 10 October 2017  12 Comments  [Jump to last]
Five Everton players were in England U21s' starting XI as they took on Andorra in European Championship qualifying this evening and Tom Davies got the vital goal in a 1-0 win.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jonjoe Kenny, Kieran Dowell and Ademola Lookman joined Davies in the team but England toiled through a poor performance before the Blues' midfielder headed home seven minutes into the second half.  


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Jack Convery
1 Posted 10/10/2017 at 21:59:19
1-0 – is that all? - it's Andorra!

i suppose we had 78% possession too. British Football... what a laff.

Well done, Tom, for providing the good news. Maybe Koeman will play you vs Brighton.

Don Alexander
2 Posted 10/10/2017 at 22:32:58
Meanwhile, back in the real world, Germany have scored 43 goals in their 10 qualifying games, conceding 4. Sort of puts the "No Easy Games" bollox relied on by some so-called professionals into perspective doesn't it?

Iain Love
3 Posted 10/10/2017 at 23:09:20
Just watched the Germany U17s lose 4-0 to Iran today. England do well at youth level, pity teams in the Premier League go abroad so much for players... Klaassen or Davies? I ask...
Frank Crewe
4 Posted 10/10/2017 at 23:50:30
Andorra has an U21 side?
John Pickles
5 Posted 10/10/2017 at 00:02:03
"No Easy Games" Don? Most teams that have played us this season would disagree with that.

Andorra U21s, I reckon we could probably nick a draw against them, if we had home advantage.

Andrew James
6 Posted 11/10/2017 at 00:31:14
One thing that shows how biased the England set up is (if I put aside Barkley not playing for them for ages despite having better stats than most of them) - why is Harry Winks getting games despite having about half a dozen ok starts for Spurs but our Tom who has been a regular since January doesn't get called up for the senior squad?

Mind you, this is the same lot that curtailed Jagielka's international career in favour of Chris Smalling and dropped Leighton Baines for Stephen Warnock.

Don Alexander
7 Posted 11/10/2017 at 01:52:16
John (#5), fair comment. Even I'm bored typing it by now but the summer failures in the "window" knackered our season before it began. That said, the number of times our players clearly fail in delivering even the basics demanded of boys' teams does my head in. The easy option is to blame the manager, and in fairness he may well have a case to answer, but so-called professional footballers, skilled as they must have been as mere children in controlling, passing and running intelligently, also have a major case to answer regarding the deepening crisis around us.

Must be hard to reflect on that though as they sink into the mink-lined driving seat of their fifth Lamborghini whilst departing the "training" ground.

Damian Wilde
8 Posted 11/10/2017 at 03:54:47
Shame Ron doesn't start him.
Liam Reilly
9 Posted 11/10/2017 at 06:58:25
Andrew (#6),

If Davies was on Tottenham's bench as opposed to in/out of Everton's side, I suspect he'd be traveling with the senior side.

Sue Brown
11 Posted 11/10/2017 at 17:02:57
I really couldn't give a flying one anymore about the senior England team, they'd only use our lads as the scapegoats as to why the team is playing uninspiring crap, tho saying that, it was great to see 5 of our lads running out for the Under-21s.

I just hope Koeman was watching and can see the potential he's got there, and give these kids more chances to prove themselves. I'm sure they wouldn't be any worse than some in the team now.

Steve Ferns
12 Posted 11/10/2017 at 17:08:14
I'm more worried about England being the breeding ground of our players getting tapped up.

The only regular England international we have had of the last 30 years or so who has not been tapped up whilst playing for England is Jagielka. Baines asked to leave. Barkley is about to leave. I am sure Pochettino has told the Spurs lot to get at Barkley and tell him about what could be for Spurs, and Alli has whispered sweet nothings in his ear about how they would be great together and they would not be competing for the same space, whilst Kane has had a word as well.

I cannot see how we can do anything about it though, and I am just glad we don't have anyone in the side we could be scared of losing just now.

Steve Ferns
13 Posted 11/10/2017 at 17:32:53
Cahill was another character like what Reid was talking about who can get hold of the team and lead them into battle. We need more fight, and as Reidy says we lack scrappers. Cahill was a scrapper.

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