The Young Lions have qualified for the Elite Round after registering consecutive 6-0 victories.
Estonia 0-6 England UEFA U17 Championship Qualifiers
Tuesday 23 October 2007
Head Coach John Peacock was all smiles after watching his Young Lions book a place in the Elite Round of qualifying.
Fresh from hammering six goals past Malta on Sunday, England dished out the same treatment to hosts Estonia with six different players finding the target.
The win, England's second, means they are top of their qualifying group with six points, ahead of Portugal on goal difference.
Matty James sent England on their way in the tenth minute as Peacock's men dominated their opponents.
Nathan Delfouneso, after a series of misses, finally readjusted his radar accordingly in the 33rd minute before Matthew Briggs made it 3-0 five minutes later.
The goals kept coming with Tottenham midfielder Dean Parrett the next to find the net on 55 minutes.
Jack Wilshere made it five in the 72nd minute leaving Jack Rodwell to put the icing on the cake in stoppage time.
"I was very pleased with the players," said Peacock, who side have hit 12 goals without conceding in two games.
"We set out to win the game and qualify - we did that. We went about the job in the right way. We played some good football.
"Some of our play going forward and our ball retention was excellent. It would have been easy to be over intricate but we did not do that. We can still improve though."
Peacock often rotates his squad during tournaments and this trip to Estonia has been no different with all the players being given a chance to showcase their talents.
"I made seven changes from the first game which means everyone has had a start," added the Head Coach. "It shows I'm looking at the whole group. I'm giving them opportunities."
England's final game is this Friday against Portugal - a team Peacock knows well.
"We will have a more difficult game against Portugal," insisted Peacock. "But we want to win and finish top of the group. I have probably played against Portugal more than any other team and I know we are in for a tough match."England:
Dean Lyness, Matthew Briggs, Thomas Cruise, Jack Rodwell, Luke O'Neill, Andros Townsend, Dean Parrett, Oliver Norwood (Jack Wilshere, 68 mins), Cameron Stewart, Matthew James (John Bostock, 41 mins); Nathan Delfouneso (Ryan Donaldson, 51 mins).Subs not used:
Wesley Foderingham, Ben Gordon, Harry Forrester, Chris Solly.Goals:
James 10, Delfouneso 33, Briggs 38, Parrett 55, Wilshere 72, Rodwell 80