England Under-21s come from behind to see off Slovakia

We put Rob Holding Calum Chambers Kortney Hause and Dominic Iorfa to the test to see how well they know each other

Slovakia U21 v England U21

Murphy was one of England's better players in the first half on Friday and is likely to be given another chance to impress by Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd, who has labelled today's game in Kielce as must win.

England were deservedly behind after a sloppy 45 minute display, though they came out after the break and managed to first equalise - through Alfie Mawson - before Nathan Redmond scored a superb victor.

"We've got Slovakia and then the hosts on Thursday in front of a packed house".

With the victory Aidy Boothroyd's side sit top of Group A ahead of Poland and Sweden squaring off later on Monday, with the top team from all three groups automatically reaching the semifinals plus the best-placed second team making up the field. And it was Mason Holgate who was sacrificed at half-time, Norwich forward Jacob Murphy replaced him and within five minutes he produced the cross that led to Mawson's equaliser.

Speaking to talkSPORT following the match, the former Watford manager said: "I wasn't [worried], because I work with these lads and know the quality they've got".

An embarrassing failure for England's most high-profile age group.

NHL Expansion Draft: Top Seven Players Vegas Golden Knights Can Select
They will begin playing next season and will be the 15th team in the Western Conference and eighth in the Pacific Division. The Devils lose one player to expansion, and here are the most likely candidates to be taken.

Nathan Redmond's celebration showed how much this tournament means to England's Young Lions.

"It seems to happen every summer (that Southampton lose their manager) but that is the way football is sometimes", said Ward-Prowse.

Mawson said: "It got a little bit heated, really". I was so frustrated about the goal.

Boothroyd also responded to Sweden coach Hakan Ericson's claim the Young Lions were too direct.

"He's right, that's what we did to open it up and play through them".

All things considered, odds of 17/20 (1.85) certainly look like a sensible investment on both teams finding the net for the sixth time in seven Slovakia matches, particularly given the urgency of England's situation. "There were two individual errors which resulted in goals".

Latest News