Everton's Leighton Baines was amongst the England players to make their mark on Saturday
Leighton Baines got his goal tally for the season underway on Saturday, scoring two against West Ham United in Everton's 3-2 win at the Boleyn Ground.
The Toffees had gone behind in the first half to a goal from former England U16, U17 and U18 forward Ravel Morrison, who struck just after the half-hour mark.
But Baines scored with a fantastic free-kick to level things up, only for ex-England Under-21s midfielder Mark Noble to make it 2-1 from the penalty spot.
With the game in the dying stages England midfielder Ross Barkley was fouled by Noble, who was duly sent off, and Baines again stepped up to equalise from the resulting free-kick before loanee Romelu Lukaku scored the winner two minutes later.
Baines' manager Roberto Martinez said: "We are well aware of the quality Leighton has - the first free-kick will show you that, but where Leighton takes it to a next step, he’s capable of taking another free-kick against a world class 'keeper with experience, and score.
"Similar technique but a different free-kick. There are many around the world who can take good free-kicks but when you put Leighton in that position for a second time and being able to do that is quite unique.
"He has such a cultured left foot, I have seen many great takers, but Leighton puts it wherever he wants from that sort of distance. It’s an unbelievable quality to have. It’s difficult to compare.
"But the most impressive aspect is taking two from the same spot and they’re both completely different, both finish in the back of the net. He was influential and the difference between getting a win or not."
Elsewhere, it was a memorable day for England Under-21 midfielder Jesse Lingard, who scored four goals on his debut for Birmingham City.
Lingard, 21, has joined the Championship side on a month's loan from Manchester United and took little time to make an impression by scoring all four of his goals in the first 33 minutes of their game with Sheffield Wednesday.
And Lingard's Under-21 squad-mate Will Hughes was on the mark for Derby County, but couldn't prevent them from slipping to a 3-1 defeat to Reading at Pride Park.