A look at a good night for English talent in the League Cup on Tuesday night
It was a good night for England players in the League Cup on Tuesday in a net-busting Third Round.
staked his claim for a regular starting place as he fired in two goals for Tottenham Hotspur in their 4-0 win at Aston Villa. The striker started the match alongside Under-21 forward Harry Kane
, with fellow senior international Michael Dawson
coming on as sub in the second-half.
, who has scored four goals in 13 caps, was the hero as he came off the bench to score the winner for Fulham against Everton. The Cottagers, who also featured Scott Parker
, came from a goal down to win 2-1 against a Toffees side that started with Under-21 full-back John Stones
and later included senior internationals Gareth Barry
and Phil Jagielka
after their introduction from the bench.
continued his recent run of good form as it took him only a minute to open the scoring at Upton Park. The 20-year-old U18 international’s West Ham side, which included senior international and fellow goalscorer Matt Jarvis
and U19 defender Leo Chambers
, eventually overcame Cardiff City 3-2 after squandering an early two-goal lead.
Senior international Micah Richards
appeared and captained Manchester City as they cruised to a 5-0 win over Wigan Athletic. England squad members Joleon Lescott
and James Milner
also featured for City.
England hopeful Gary Hooper scored twice on his first start for Norwich City, the first assisted by Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond
, as the Canaries defeated Watford 3-2 after extra-time. U19 forward Josh Murphy
was also on the scoresheet, scoring a stunning goal within ten minutes of his introduction from the bench.
played the full match for Chelsea in a 2-0 victory at Swindon Town, with England U20 winger Alex Pritchard
impressing on the opposite side.
His former U20 World Cup squad-mate and current England Under-21 midfielder James Ward-Prowse
also starred for Southampton in their 2-0 victory over Bristol City.
After impressing for their respective clubs, the above named will all be hoping that they have done enough to be included in their relevant age-groups for October’s internationals. Check out the fixtures for the Three Lions at all levels on the England section of TheFA.com.