Owen Hargreaves and Clinton Morrison amongst fans of Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond’s England efforts

Nathan Redmond in the thick of the celebrations as England U21's Danny Ings (second right) celebrate

Nathan Redmond in the thick of the celebrations as England U21's Danny Ings (second right) celebrates scoring his teams first goal against Portugal U21, during the International friendly at Turf Moor, Burnley. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond has been getting rave reviews following his starring role for England Under-21s in a 3-1 friendly win against Portugal.

The 20-year-old was named man of the match and played a part in all three goals on Thursday night, two of which were scored by Burnley's Danny Ings at his home club's Turf Moor stadium.

Former Bayern Munich and England star Owen Hargreaves, covering the game for BT Sport, said: 'Nathan Redmond has been nothing short of exceptional.'

While ex-Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison took to Twitter to say: 'Nathan Redmond's pace is a joke, just beats people for fun, wish I was a striker with him around.'

And Redmond was pleased with his performances as well, using Twitter to say: 'Brilliant win against Portugal tonight! Assist & MOTM but more importantly 11 wins on the bounce for us.'

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Striker Ings praised the contribution from the likes of Redmond and Tom Ince after the game, with Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson having scored the other goal.

'The wingers were fantastic tonight and put in some lovely balls for me and it was important that I got in between centre-halves to cause as many problems as I could,' Ings said.

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'They (Portugal) had spells in the game when they kept the ball extremely well, but that was a good thing because we've been used to playing teams with not as much quality. It was an open game, they had a lot of possession but you could see we looked dangerous on the counter attack.'

Gareth Southgate's team take on France U21s in Brest on Monday next, as they continue their preparation for the European U21 Championships in Czech Republic next summer.

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