England enjoyed a double Dutch victory on Wednesday, with both the U19s and U18s picking up impressive wins against the Netherlands.
At St. George’s Park, Keith Downing’s U19s kick-started their new campaign with a 4-1 win against the Oranje.
A brace for Reading’s Danny Loader was added to by strikes from Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Manchester United’s Angel Gomez in that match.
The Dutch goal came from a first-half penalty from Zakaria Aboukhlal of PSV, but he also missed from the spot after the break as Curtis Anderson saved his effort.
They will now head to Tubize next, where they will face Belgium in their second game of this week.
Meanwhile, Neil Dewsnip’s U18s were in western France to play their first game at a four-nations tournament in Limoges.
And they clocked up a 3-0 victory, thanks to goals from Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, Chelsea’s Tino Anjorin and Nottingham Forest’s Arvin Appiah.
Next up for the U18s is a match with Russia on Friday afternoon.
England U19s: 1 Joe Bursik (Hednesford Town, loan from Stoke City), 2 Steve Sessegnon (Fulham), 3 Jake Vokins (Southampton), 4 Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), 5 Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), 6 Jon Panzo (AS Monaco) (C), 7 Phil Foden (Manchester City), 8 Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers), 9 Danny Loader (Reading), 10 Angel Gomes (Manchester United), 11 Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund).
Substitutes: 13 Curtis Anderson (Manchester City) for Bursik 46, rest TBC
Substitutes not used: 12 Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), 14 George McEachran (Chelsea), 15 Ian Carlo Poveda (Manchester City), 16 Stephen Walker (Middlesbrough), 17 Tariq Lamptey (Chelsea), 18 Max Aarons (Norwich City), 19 Nathan Ferguson (West Bromwich Albion), 20 Rekeem Harper (West Bromwich Albion), 22 Billy Crellin (FC United of Manchester, loan from Fleetwood Town)
Goals: Danny Loader (2), Phil Foden, Angel Gomes
Head coach: Keith Downing
England U18s: Luca Ashby-Hammond (Fulham), Dylan Crowe (Ipswich Town), Nathaniel Ogbeta (Manchester City), Ethan Laird (Manchester United), Bakayo Saka (Arsenal), James Garner (Manchester United) (c), Arvin Appiah (Nottingham Forest), Faustino Anjorin (Chelsea), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Tyreece John-Jules (Arsenal)
Substitutes: Folarin Balogun (Arsenal) for Greenwood 64, Bali Mumba (Sunderland) for Anjorin 83, Ajibola Alese (West Ham United) for Crowe 83, Keyendrah Simmonds (Manchester City) for Appiah 90, Anthony Gordon (Everton) for Jones 90
Substitutes not used: Vontae Daley Campbell (Arsenal), Arthur Okwonko (Arsenal), Marcus Dewhurst (Sheffield United)
Goals: Mason Greenwood 3, Tino Anjorin 36, Arvin Appiah 84
Head coach: Neil Dewsnip