Three of Everton's younger players featured for England U21s' group stage opener of the Toulon Tournament, a 2-1 win over China yesterday.
Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny and Kieran Dowell all played in the game which was won in injury time by a Tammy Abraham goal.
Dowell, who hopes to return to Everton following a season-long loan at Nottingham Forest in order to challenge for the a place in the Blues' first team, thought he had scored at one stage but the goal was chalked off for offside.
Middlesbrough's Dael Fry had scored England's first goal which cancelled out Yan Dinghao's first-half opener.
Meanwhile, Fraser Hornby scored his first goal at U21 for Scotland as they began with a 1-1 draw with Togo