INTERNATIONALS: UNBEATEN BLUES

Posted on: Tue 05 Feb 2013

Both Josh McEachran and Nathaniel Chalobah took part in England Under-21s' convincing friendly win over Sweden Under-21s on Tuesday evening.

Both played in midfield with Chalobah replacing McEachran with two-thirds of the game played. On a rainy night and on a soft pitch in Walsall, England were still able to impress in a 4-0 victory over a young Sweden side.

Blackpool's Thomas Ince and Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey put the home side 2-0 up, both with close-range finishes, before England won a penalty which McEachran took. It was saved but Ince followed up to score.

Three-nil was the score when Chalobah came on, following his England Youth Player of the Year award this week with his second cap at this level. Sunderland's Connor Wickham completed the scoring with a header. McEachran made his 10th England Under-21 appearance.

There was also a win for England over Scandinavian opposition at Under-19 level. They beat Demark 3-1 in Doncaster. Chelsea representation was Lewis Baker who came on with 67 minutes played and all the goals scored.

Patrick van Aanholt and Jeffrey Bruma were involved as Netherlands Under-21s came from 1-0 behind to win 3-2 away to Croatia. Van Aanholt played the full game at left-back with Bruma coming on at half-time with the score 1-1.

Thorgan Hazard was a half-time substitute for Belgium Under-21s at home to Spain. The score was 1-1 at the time and that was the final score too.