Sheffield United 1-0 Crystal Palace: Blades win first Premier League match back at Bramall Lane after 12 years as John Lundstram nets decisive goal

18 Aug

Sheffield United made it a winning start at Bramall Lane after 12 years out of the top flight as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0.

Fans had to wait more than a decade for the Blades to return to the Premier League but they got off to the perfect start as John Lundstram netted the winner in the second half.

John Lundstram scored the winning goal for Sheffield United
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Wilfried Zaha was recalled to the Crystal Palace starting line-up for their Premier League match against Sheffield United.

Zaha wanted to leave the Eagles this summer but did not get a move away and began the season as a substitute last weekend as Palace drew 0-0 at home against Everton.

The Blades were unchanged from their opening-day draw at Bournemouth as top flight football returned to Bramall Lane for the first time in 12 years.

David McGoldrick came closest to breaking the deadlock for the hosts as the sides went into the break locked at 0-0.

Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend holds off a challenge
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John Lundstram’s cross from the right picked him out but Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita was equal to the effort and turned his shot away from six yards out.

Sheffield United went ahead just two minutes after the restart through Lundstrom.

Luke Freeman’s initial shot was turned away by Guaita but the ball fell to the feet of Lundstrom, who made no mistake to stroke the rebound into the empty net.

Four minutes after the goal Dean Henderson kept his side’s lead intact when he dived low to his right to save an effort from Andros Townsend.

It was a nervy end for the Blades as they had to defend deeply but managed to hang on to claim the three points.

More to follow…

10 bargain Premier League transfers of the summer, so far

7 Aug

As the transfer window closes, Premier League clubs get to look back and assess their business.

Some deals are always going to be big. Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City were never going to get Tanguy Ndombele and Rodri for peanuts. There are some bargains to be had if you look in the right place.

Tanguy Ndombele in action for Tottenham against Juventus
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Of course, we can’t know for sure if a player has been bought on the cheap until they finally get their careers on the go in the English top flight.

It won’t stop us from casting our eyes over the talent acquired and offering our opinion though.

So, who do we think have been the best deals of the summer in the Premier League? Find out below.


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Dani Ceballos (Arsenal) – loan

Okay, there is no purchase option in the deal which makes it a real pain but, let’s face it, the young Spaniard is a quality midfielder.

If his abilities in the centre of the pitch can propel the Gunners into the top four his temporary switch will have been a huge success at a vital time for the club.

Ceballos isn’t afraid on the ball and will always look to take it off a team-mate to try and help his side progress downfield, exactly what Unai Emery needs.

Arsenal’s new midfield ace Ceballos will add creativity
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Jack Stacey (Bournemouth) – £4million

Sure, going from League One to the Premier League is tough but many are confident Stacey can do it.

He has to force his way into the reckoning, which is tough with Adam Smith around, but given his ability to get goals and assists from the back we shouldn’t put it past him.

He netted four times last year and created eight, he could be a real dark horse and is only 23.

Jack Stacey grabbed an assist against Brentford during pre-season.
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Fabian Delph (Everton) – £8.5million

The Toffees have lost Idrissa Gueye this summer, which is a huge blow, but they have brought in a solid and versatile leader in Delph.

Trusted by one of the world’s best coaches, Pep Guardiola, he will do a fine job and bring his nous and experience to Goodison Park – and for a bargain fee.

Fabian Delph could be a vital member of Marco Silva’s squad
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Daniel James (Manchester United) – £15million

In pre-season, the Welsh international has already shown he’s going to be a handful.

His actual goal contribution may be slow to start with as he gets used to the step up in quality but his pace on the counter will cause teams all sorts of problems.

James ruffled feathers in July against Tottenham as Moussa Sissoko struggled to handle him, resulting in a few ugly challenges.

Expect him to win free-kicks and penalties, especially with VAR around.

Manchester United’s Daniel James looked in fine fettle against Tottenham
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Ralf Fahrmann (Norwich City) – loan

The Canaries already have one experienced goalkeeper in Tim Krul but now they’ve got former Schalke No.1 Fahrmann too.

This gives them great options throughout the campaign and a solid starter for cup games too.

The German should start ahead of Krul but if not he’s still smart business.

Can Fahrmann usurp Krul between the sticks at Carrow Road?
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Ravel Morrison (Sheffield United) – Free transfer

If the midfielder can discover anything like some of the form he showed during his successful period at West Ham, the Blades are onto a winner.

Injuries are a concern but exceptional man manager Chris Wilder might just be the coach to get the best from Morrison.

On a free transfer it’s worth the risk.

Can Morrison finally show his true ability at Bramall Lane?
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Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) – loan

Like Arsenal’s swoop for Ceballos, the Blades have landed Henderson, who was with them last term, without an option to buy.

His form was so good last season with Sheffield United in the Championship he earned a new deal at Old Trafford.

If he does similarly this season then he will help keep them in the Premier League which would be very impressive indeed.

Henderson played a big role in helping Sheffield United get back into the top flight
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Moussa Djenepo (Southampton) – £14million

A bit of an unknown to some, the Senegalese wide man is set to terrorise Premier League right-backs up and down the country.

How well he can make the step up from the Belgian top flight is yet to be seen but his direct style will, at the very least, make him a threat on the counter as Ralph Hasenhuttl shakes up his Saints.

Moussa Djenepo signed a four-year contract with Southampton
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Craig Dawson (Watford) – £5.5million

Not the most glamorous signing in the world, Dawson will help shore up the Hornets’ defence and also give them a focal point at set-pieces.

We won’t be surprised if he ends the season with four or five goals and helps them remain in the top ten.

Craig Dawson was an ever-present for West Brom last season, and now faces a return to the Premier League with
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Pablo Fornals (West Ham) – £24million

He may not have been as prolific in 2018/19 as he was for Villarreal in 2017/18 but Fornals is a fantastic talent.

The Hammers have signed a real gem and his combination with Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller will be intriguing.

Get it right and Manuel Pellegrini might be taking West Ham into Europe next year.

West Ham United’s new signing Pablo Fornals in action at Villarreal
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Premier League 2019/20: Ten wonderkids set for a breakthrough season, featuring Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal stars

7 Aug

Another Premier League season is on the verge of kicking off once again as Manchester City bid for a third straight title.

The Citizens pipped Liverpool to the crown in 2018/19 season while Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff were relegated.

Who will get their hands on the trophy at the end of the season?
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The 28th edition of the Premier League will produce all sorts of drama for all 20 teams.

But which Premier League youngsters should fans keep an eye on in the 2019/20 campaign? has identified ten wonderkids who are set for a breakthrough season.

Marcus Greenwood

The boy wonder at Old Trafford has a phenomenal goalscoring record in youth football and many feel it’s time for him to make the step up.

The 17-year-old netted 26 goals in 30 appearances last season across various youth and senior competitions for Manchester United and, following a fine pre-season with goals against Leeds United and Juventus, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted he could start the league opener against Chelsea.

Solskjaer said: “He [Greenwood] has a chance to start against Chelsea. I won’t say it is not a possibility. It is a good possibility if he keeps going as he does.”

Greenwood has made the most of his chances this summer
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Mason Mount

Another man who has made his case for a starting place in that opening fixture at Old Trafford is Chelsea starlet Mount.

The attacking midfielder conveniently spent last season on loan at Derby, where new Blues boss Frank Lampard was in charge.

His impressive performances earned him an England call-up and he played a pivotal role during Derby’s run to the Play-Off final.

The 20-year-old has scored three goals in pre-season, but he faces stiff competition for the No.10 spot, with fellow Englishman Ross Barkley also impressing ahead of the new campaign.

Mount worked under Lampard at Derby last season

Eddie Nketiah

There was thought to be a limit to Arsenal’s budget in the transfer market this summer and it allowed their young players to try and make an impact in pre-season.

One player who has given a good account of himself is forward Nketiah, who has even chipped in with a couple of goals in pre-season, including a winner against Bayern Munich.

However, the 20-year-old will have to work his socks off in order to get into the starting XI when the competitive football starts as strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are well-established at the club, and now Nicolas Pepe has arrived at the Emirates.

Nketiah could build on his nine appearances last season
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Oliver Skipp

He made a handful of appearances in Tottenham’s first-team last season and this term is the perfect opportunity for him to kick on.

Midfielder Skipp has had a decent pre-season for Spurs, having featured in their matches against Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Juventus.

There may be opportunities for the 18-year-old next season particularly in the Carabao and FA Cup.

Skipp will want to build on his eight Premier League appearances made last season
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Dean Henderson

The goalkeeper is a Manchester United player, however, he will be playing for newly-promoted Sheffield United after signing a season-long loan deal.

Henderson, 22, excelled last season on loan at Bramall Lane as the Blades finished second in the Championship and he’s viewed highly by Red Devils boss Solskjaer.

Solskjaer said: “We have great faith in Dean’s ability, he has huge potential and his spirit and passion will stand him in good stead this year.”

Given Sheffield United will be up against it in some matches this season, Henderson will have opportunities to showcase his talents.

Dean Henderson impressed for Sheffield United in the 2018/19 season

Morgan Gibbs-White

It was almost a stretch to put Gibbs-White in this list as you could argue he had a breakthrough season last term.

He made 26 appearances in the Premier League for Wolves in 2018/19 but just five were starts, so perhaps there’s an opportunity for him to increase his role and improve his chances of developing into one of the top midfielders in the division.

Gibbs-White was part of the England squad who won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 and there are high hopes for him.

Wolves are in the Europa League too so there is further opportunity for him to add to his CV.

Gibbs-White may play in a more attacking midfield role next season

Phil Foden

You know you’re pretty good when Pep Guardiola says you’re the most talented player he’s ever coached.

Foden made 18 league appearances for Manchester City last season and even scored a crucial winner against Tottenham on route to helping them win the title.

The 19-year-old should look to build on that form this season and become a player central to City’s success.

And with club legend David Silva set to leave at the end of the campaign, Foden seems the natural man to fill his boots.

There are high hopes for Foden at the Etihad Stadium
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Tammy Abraham

The striker has been at Chelsea since he was a boy and is still only 21 but this is his big opportunity to shine at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have been on a transfer ban and only Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi are higher than Abraham in the pecking order right now.

Abraham, who performed well on loan at Aston Villa in the Championship last season, has had good moments during pre-season including a goal during a win against Barcelona.

Tammy Abraham can become a regular for Chelsea this season and force himself into the England squad too
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Joe Willock

Another Arsenal youngster who will be looking to make an impact is midfielder Willock, 19.

He has a few appearances in the Europa League under his belt, including an impressive cameo in last season’s final, but the starlet will feel this season is a great opportunity to properly break into the senior squad.

Willock has given manager Unai Emery plenty to think about this summer by impressing in pre-season matches, with some Gooners even likening him to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta during a victory over Bayern Munich.

Willock has given a good account for himself during pre-season matches
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Rhian Brewster

Liverpool is currently one of the best places to learn your trade as a young footballer and this season could be a big one for Brewster, 19.

It is understood the striker will be given chances to feature in the first-team and is a good back-up in case any of the Reds’ famous trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane become unavailable.

Brewster made a decent start to Liverpool’s pre-season tour, scoring four goals in three matches which suggests he’s ready to showcase his talents.

Brewster won the Under-17 World Cup with England in 2017, along with Foden and Gibbs-White

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Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson rejoins Sheffield United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hails his ‘huge potential’

26 Jul

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has signed a new contract and been loaned out to Sheffield United.

The 22-year-old has returned to Bramall Lane on a season-long loan after penning fresh terms at Old Trafford until 2022.

Henderson played a big role in helping Sheffield United get back into the top flight
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Henderson played all 46 league games for Sheffield United last season as they won promotion back to the Premier League.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the loan move will be of big benefit to the promising shot-stopper and is pleased he has committed his long-term future to the Old Trafford giants.

“Dean had a fantastic season at Sheffield United and has a big future ahead of him so I am delighted that he has signed this contract,” said Solskjaer.

“He is another top-level talent that has come through the academy to continue the proud tradition of producing players capable of playing in the first team.

“We have great faith in Dean’s ability, he has huge potential and his spirit and passion will stand him in good stead this year.

“We wish Dean the best of luck with his loan move. The opportunity to play a full season of Premier League football is perfect for his development.”

Meanwhile, the Blades have also signed midfielder Ben Osborn, 24, on a three-year deal from Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee.

Osborn came through Forest’s youth set-up and made 230 appearances for the Championship club since making his debut in 2014.

Osborn had been with Forest since he was a child
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On signing Osborn, Blades manager Chris Wilder said: “He’s been a fantastic player for Forest in the Championship and I know for certain that two or three clubs in January were sniffing around to take him.”

Sheffield United made it back to the top flight after finishing as Championship runners up to Norwich last term.

Since sealing promotion, they have also brought in forwards Lys Mousset and Callum Robinson, midfielders Ravel Morrison and Luke Freeman, and re-signed defender Phil Jagielka.

Manchester United transfer news: Dean Henderson will return to Sheffield United on loan for 2019/20 season

25 Jul

Dean Henderson will rejoin Sheffield United on loan for the 2019/20 season, talkSPORT understands.

The Manchester United goalkeeper spent last season with the Blades as they won promotion to the Premier League.

Henderson is rated highly by Manchester United but has David de Gea in his way
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The 22-year-old kept 21 clean sheets in 46 appearances for Chris Wilder’s side as they finished second in the Championship.

Reports had suggested that Sheffield United would not be willing to wait around waiting for a deal to happen as they would have to move for alternative targets.

Joe Hart had even been mooted as a possible replacement should United not sanction another loan move.

A deal has now been agreed, though, for the England Under-21 international to return to Bramall Lane.

Henderson played every game for Sheffield United last season
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Henderson was initially omitted from United’s pre-season tour squad, fuelling rumours that a move was likely.

The goalkeeper did join up with the Red Devils in Singapore ahead of their friendly with Inter Milan.

The delay to the deal going through is likely to have been caused by the uncertainty around David de Gea’s situation.

The Spaniard is set to sign a six-year contract to remain at Old Trafford and Henderson does not want to sit on the bench as a back up.

Manchester United news: Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku announced in tour squad but absentee points to imminent transfer

7 Jul

Manchester United have included Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku in their squad for their upcoming pre-season tour, despite intense speculation surrounding their futures.

Pogba has been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid while his agent Mino Raiola has even admitted the player wants to leave Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku in action for Manchester United
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Meanwhile, team-mate Lukaku has been courted by Inter Milan in Serie A, with other reports suggesting he had been offered to Juventus and Napoli.

But both will now head to Australia with the club as they take on Perth Glory next Saturday before meeting rivals Leeds United Down Under on Wednesday, July 17.

One absentee, though, does signal a transfer could be imminent at Old Trafford.

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson doesn’t feature despite this week tweeting he was ‘Premier League ready’ it now seems likely he will complete a move to Sheffield United, with whom he spent the last campaign.

Henderson, 22, was a hit in the Championship, winning the Golden Glove while also being named the Blades’ Young Player of the Year and Community Player of the Year.

Manchester United star Dean Henderson impressed at Bramall Lane
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Any return will be in a loan deal with the Red Devils very aware of the shot-stopper’s talents.

The Manchester Evening News reported earlier this week that Henderson had been expecting to go on tour and had already reported to Carrington but the announcement now suggests a move could happen soon.

Some Manchester United fans call for David De Gea to be sold after Dean Henderson’s incredible England Under-21 performance

18 Jun

Some Manchester United fans have called for David De Gea to be sold after Dean Henderson’s incredible performance against France.

The England Under-21 shot-stopper was in inspired form at the European Championships in Italy, denying Moussa Dembele from the spot in the first half.

Dean Henderson has carried on his excellent Sheffield United form into the England Under-21 set up

And, just moments later, the 21-year-old made a brilliant save from the United target when faced in a one-on-one situation.

Given speculation about De Gea’s future at Old Trafford and his reported move to Paris Saint-Germain, fans are understandably anxious.

But Henderson’s performance put plenty at ease, while his comments about playing for the Red Devils will also go some way to earning the respect of Red Devils everywhere.

Asked about being called a Premier League goalkeeper, he said: “It sounds unbelievable.

De Gea went through a terrible patch of form

“Whether that is at Manchester United, Sheffield United, wherever, I’m good enough to be a Premier League goalkeeper. I deserve that chance.

“It’s a tough one to say where. But do I think I should be playing at Manchester United now? Yes I do.

“I think I am good enough and I would help the team a lot, in a positive way.

Henderson is desperate to play for United

“That has been my dream since I was a little boy, being a fan. I just know I’m working hard in the background and waiting for any little opportunity that comes up.

“If it does, I will take it for the next 10 to 15 years.”

Check out what some fans were saying about his performance!

Manchester United transfer news: Sheffield United hopeful of re-signing Red Devils goalkeeper Dean Henderson next season

25 May

Sheffield United are in discussions with Manchester United about re-signing goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan.

The 22-year-old was instrumental as the Blades were promoted to the Premier League this season.

Dean Henderson impressed for Sheffield United this season

He kept 21 clean sheets in 46 matches as they finished second in the Championship and picked up the Golden Glove award.

Manchester United’s own goalkeeping situation remain uncertain, with doubts over the future of Spain star David De Gea, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to be open to the idea of again loaning out his England Under-21 international.

David De Gea could leave Manchester United this summer

“We’re working our way through it,” Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder told Press Association Sport.

“We’ve been in discussions with Manchester United and I think they see it as a positive that he gets a year of Premier League football under his belt.

“I know Dean definitely wants to stop and our supporters absolutely adore him.

“We’ve got a good relationship with Manchester United and if Dean signs we’ll be delighted.

“He’s been outstanding since he’s been at the club. He had a fantastic loan period at Shrewsbury, he’s kicked on and has a wonderful future ahead of him.”

The Blades secured promotion to the top tier just two seasons after being crowned League One champions.

Wilder’s squad is made up of entirely British and Irish players and the 51-year-old, who was named the League Managers’ Association Manager of the Year, does not envisage change as he prepares to embark on the biggest challenge of his career.

“These are the players I know the best,” said Wilder, who has won promotion to all four divisions in the English Football League.

Chris Wilder led Sheffield United to promotion to the Premier League

“We’ve not dipped into the foreign market and that’s not to say that down the line I wouldn’t.

“But I trust this group of players and I trust my own eye in terms of the players we’ll bring in. It’s worked for us.

“Nuno (Espirito Santo) at Wolves signs Portuguese players, David Wagner at Huddersfield signed German players. I don’t think I’m bucking the trend in any way, it’s just players I know and trust.”

Dean Henderson: What those in the know say Manchester United’s loan star shining at Sheffield United

1 May

Dean Henderson has been one of many star performers Sheffield United this season.

The goalkeeper, who is on loan from Manchester United, has kept the most clean sheets this season (20) and has been instrumental in his side’s promotion to the Premier League.

Henderson has been brilliant in net for the Blades this season

He was also voted United’s young Player of the Year – and his imperious performances have even led to interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with ESPN stating Bayern Munich and Juventus were monitoring his progress following his stellar form.

But he is intent on remaining between the sticks for the Blades next season, with discussions with his parent club reportedly set to take place this week.

The Red Devils are willing to allow the keeper to stay on with the Blades but are keen to negotiate a new long-term contract with him to fend off interest for his signature.

But what have other big names in the game said about Henderson? has delved deeper into the career of the Championship’s star stopper.

Dean Henderson after achieving promotion

“It’s a massive football club and driving forward they deserve to be in the Premier League.

“For me personally I was really emotional and I’ve told the gaffer (Chris Wilder) ‘listen, don’t let me leave’, but obviously it comes down to the two clubs to agree on money and stuff, so I’ll be itching at the bit to come back here next season.”

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder

“Dean has been first-class for us. Everyone looks at what happened at Villa, not just at Dean but the team in general, how would he and we react?

“The answer is what Dean has produced since and what the players have found since then too. I’m not surprised he’s been talking about, but there are some unbelievable goalkeepers in front of him that he’s got to get past.

“But at the moment he is doing all he can. He is playing extremely well and playing a part in what have been consistently good team performances.

Wilder has heaped praise on his goalkeeper this season

“He’s up there with the best in the division, but Leeds signed a boy from Real Madrid and Sam Johnstone still gives me sleepless nights.

“But Dean is right up there and last season he was certainly the best in League One and I wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t in contention for accolades come the end of the season.

“Dean wants to play football and I congratulate him for his attitude, it’s changed in recent years and he wants to get his hands dirty, just like Kieran Dowell.”

England manager Gareth Southgate on Henderson

“In terms of Angus [Gunn], he’s just got into the team – so Alex McCarthy is unfortunate to be out of the team at Southampton – and Angus has got a good challenge to get in our under-21s because Dean Henderson is playing really well at Sheffield United and is also close to our squad. There’s good competition for places.”

Henderson has kept the most clean sheets in the Championship this season

England Under-21s: Who was in the team? Who do they play for? How much first-team experience do they have?

27 Mar

England’s under-21s suffered a 2-1 defeat to Germany after conceding a late goal in Bournemouth.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side had been on a brilliant run of 18-games undefeated before the loss at the Vitality Stadium.

Phil Foden featured for the under-21s

There is plenty of talent in the young England side with a number of the players seeing regular first team action in either the Premier League or Championship.

The under-21s are preparing for the European Championships with high hopes of emulating the success of younger age groups who have come home with silverware.

Dominic Solanke scored England’s goal

Callum Hudson-Odoi would have been in the squad if he had not been called up to the senior side as a late replacement.

A lot was made of his lack of first team experience as he has made just 23 appearances for the Chelsea first-team.

Here is a look at the players who featured for England on Tuesday night and how much experience they have gained despite their youth.

Dean Henderson – Goalkeeper

Age: 22

Club: Sheffield United (on loan from Manchester United)

First team appearances: 102 (none for United)

Kyle Walker-Peters – Defender

Age: 21

Club: Tottenham Hotspur

First team appearances: 17

Kyle Walker-Peters in action for the England Under-21s

Dael Fry – Defender

Age: 21

Club: Middlesbrough

First team appearances: 43

Jack Clarke-Salter – Defender

Age: 21

Club: Vitesse (on loan from Chelsea)

First team appearances: 46 (two for Chelsea)

Ryan Sessegnon – Defender/winger

Age: 18

Club: Fulham

First team appearances: 114

Ryan Sessegnon has made 114 appearances for Fulham despite being just 18

Tom Davies – Midfielder

Age: 20

Club: Everton

First team appearances: 86

Kieran Dowell – Midfielder

Age: 21

Club: Sheffield United (on loan from Everton)

First team appearances: 51 (five for Everton)

Demarai Gray – Winger

Age: 22

Club: Leicester City

First team appearances: 210 (including 78 for Birmingham)

Demarai Gray plays for Leicester

Phil Foden – Midfielder

Age: 18

Club: Manchester City

First team appearances: 33

Harvey Barnes – Striker

Age: 21

Club: Leicester City

First team appearances: 88 (15 for Leicester)

Dominic Solanke – Striker

Age: 21

Club: Bournemouth

First team appearances: 59 (five for Bournemouth)

Will Solanke get his chance at Bournemouth after a tough spell at Liverpool?

Substitutes who came on:

Ezri Konsa – Defender

Age: 21

Club: Brentford

First team appearances: 125 (39 for Brentford)

Jay Dasilva – Defender

Age: 20

Club: Bristol City (on loan from Chelsea)

First team appearances: 77 (none for Chelsea)

Dominic Clavert-Lewin – Striker

Age: 21

Club: Everton

First team appearances: 130 (87 for Everton)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin plays for Everton

Hamza Choudhury – Midfielder

Age: 21

Club: Leicester City

First team appearances: 45 (17 for Leicester)

Ademola Lookman – Striker

Age: 21

Club: Everton

First team appearances: 102 (42 for Everton)

James Maddison – Attacking midfielder

Age: 22

Club: Leicester City

First team appearances: 144 (31 for Leicester)