The Under-21s made some history of their own on Friday.
On a weekend when David Beckham became the most-capped outfield player for England in his own right, Frank Lampard scored England's 500th goal at Wembley and skipper John Terry made his 50th England appearance, the England Under-21 team did something special too.
Stuart Pearce's side beat their Norwegian counterparts 5-0 in a snowbound Sandefjord on Friday to equal the best away win ever achieved by the Under-21s.
In the 33 years of England internationals at that level there had been just one previous five-goal victory in an away fixture. A team managed by Peter Taylor got a 5-0 result against Luxembourg in a UEFA Championship qualifier in Grevenmacher in 1998.
England's scorers before a few hunderd fans were Lee Hendrie, Matthew Upson, Frank Lampard and Carl Cort (two). The players on target in Friday's friendly were Fraizer Campbell, Adam Johnson, Tom Huddlestone and Matt Derbyshire (two).
In terms of home fixtures England's Under-21s walloped Finland 8-1 in Hull in 1977.
Tournament fixtures count as "at a neutral venue" rather than "away".