England U17s made a winning start to their Euro qualifying round on Thursday afternoon, with a 5-2 victory over Switzerland.
The Young Lions, who are aiming to reach May’s U19 EURO Finals in Ireland, made a lively start to the game in Silkeborg.
Steve Cooper’s side opened the scoring through Morgan Rogers after 22 minutes, before a quickfire double from Sam Greenwood made it 3-0 at the break.
The Swiss reduced the arrears in the second half when Jonathan De Donno netted after 52 minutes to give them some hope.
That hope didn’t last long though, as an own goal from Elmedin Fazlic restored England’s three-goal advantage before Stergiou pulled another goal back.
Rogers then added his second with ten minutes remaining to round-off the scoring.
England will face Croatia in their second game on Sunday afternoon.
England: 1 Louie Moulden (Manchester City), 2 Valentino Livramento (Chelsea), 3 Haydon Roberts (Brighton & Hove Albion), 4 Miguel Azeez (Arsenal), 5 Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City) (C), 6 Nathan Wood-Gordon (Middlesbrough), 8 Jensen Weir (Wigan Athletic), 9 Sam Greenwood (Arsenal), 10 Nonso Madueke (PSV), 11 Morgan Rogers (West Bromwich Albion), 15 Harvey Elliott (Fulham)
Substitutes: 14 Ben Knight (Manchester City) for Elliott 75, 16 Joseph Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic) for Greenwood 84, 7 Alex Mighten (Nottingham Forest) for Madueke 87.
Substitutes not used: 13 James Trafford (Manchester City), 12 Teden Mengi (Manchester United), 17 Lewis Bate (Chelsea), 18 Matthew Bondswell (RB Leipzig), 19 Myles Peart-Harris (Chelsea)
Head coach: Steve Cooper
Goals: Morgan Rogers 22, 80, Sam Greenwood 30, 32 (p)