Maddison and Gunn in action as England Under-21s win in Ukraine
PUBLISHED: 18:33 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 18:35 10 November 2017
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Norwich City star James Maddison made his England Under-21s debut on Friday afternoon, playing the final stages of a vital European Championship qualifier.
Maddison replaced Dominic Solanke – scorer of England’s first goal in a 2-0 win – in the 81st minute.
His Carrow Road team-mate, goalkeeper Angus Gunn, played the full 90 minutes in Kiev.
Liverpool’s Solanke - who may be called up for the senior team’s friendly against Brazil – netted after 15 minutes with England’s second an own goal by Pavlo Lukyanchuk just after the hour mark.
Following a draw in Holland, Aidy Boothroyd’s men have beaten Latvia, Scotland and Andorra and are in control of qualifying group four after four wins and a draw.
Eight of the starting XI in Kiev were Under-20 World Cup winners this summer.
Maddison earned his call-up after a string of impressive and eye-catching Championship performances for the Canaries.