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England U21 4 Sweden U21 0 match report

England U21 4 Sweden U21 0: Ince scores twice as young guns shine in Walsall

– is an ideal
way to start the calendar year for coach Stuart Pearce, who will be
gunning for success at June's Euro 2013 finals in Israel, with talks
over his own future put on hold until after the tournament.

Injuries robbed Pearce of Raheem
Sterling, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw but it was still a strong line-up
which took to the field, skippered by Henderson – on Sunday voted Under
21s Player of the Year.

Liverpool team-mate Shelvey blazed
over a good chance early on after a lively burst from Ince before
Henderson himself planted a free header wide.

Double: Jonjo Shelvey scored England's second goal in the 30th minute

Double: Jonjo Shelvey scored England's second goal in the 30th minute

Relieved: Shelvey missed a header from two yards out just before scoring

Relieved: Shelvey missed a header from two yards out just before scoring

It was no surprise when a dominant England opened the scoring after 10 minutes.

Shelvey found marauding right-back
Smith with a delightful ball and he in turn sent a teasing low cross
into the box which was slotted home by Ince.

England were in complete control and
it should have been 2-0 after 18 minutes as the impressive Shelvey
somehow headed wide Henderson's cross with the goal at his mercy.

Cruising: Shelvey celebrates his goal with Josh McEachran

Cruising: Shelvey celebrates his goal with Josh McEachran

But Shelvey soon made amends as he
doubled the hosts' advantage, slotting home Ince's miscued shot off the
underside off the crossbar at the far post after Smith had again been
found in space down the right.

It was 3-0 just before half-time as
Sweden centre-back Filip Helander brought down Ince in the area, Josh
McEachran saw his penalty saved by keeper Andreas Linde but Ince swept
home the rebound.

With his side already in the driving seat at the break, Pearce introduced Wickham, Will Hughes and Henri Lansbury.

Rebound: McEachran had a first-half penalty saved before Ince followed up to score

Rebound: McEachran had a first-half penalty saved before Ince followed up to score

Rebound: McEachran had a first-half penalty saved before Ince followed up to score

Ince was denied his hat-trick on the hour mark following a great save from close range by replacement stopper August Stromberg.

Goalscoring opportunities dried up
after the break as both managers made a host of changes although the
Young Lions remained comfortable, with goalkeeper Jason Steele still to
make a meaningful save of note.

But the home side did register a fourth in the 77th minute, Wickham heading home Lansbury's deep cross.

Wickham was denied a fifth by Stromberg but England still ran out easy winners in front of a healthy sell-out crowd of 9,758.

Rout: Connor Wickham rises to head in England's fourth goal

Rout: Connor Wickham rises to head in England's fourth goal

Impressive: Stuart Pearce's side were dominant

Impressive: Stuart Pearce's side were dominant

Spurned: Derby's Will Hughes rues a missed chance

Spurned: Derby's Will Hughes rues a missed chance

Liverpool turn to Nicolas Isimat Mirin after price for Stefan de Vrij went too high

Liverpool join race for France U21 Isimat Mirin after being priced out of move for De Vrij

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UPDATED:

22:45 GMT, 17 December 2012

Liverpool are among clubs monitoring French centre-back Nicolas Isimat Mirin.

The 21-year-old graduate of the Clairefontaine academy has established himself as a regular in the Valenciennes side but is out of contract in 18 months.

In demand: Liverpool are the latest to show interest in Nicolas Isimat-Mirin (right)

In demand: Liverpool are the latest to show interest in Nicolas Isimat-Mirin (right)

Liverpool have been keen on Feyenoord's Stefan de Vrij, 20, but he could prove too expensive.

Manager Brendan Rodgers may need to sell to finance further deals after earmarking most of his budget on strikers Daniel Sturridge and Tom Ince.

Mirin has earned three caps for Les Bleus Under 21 team.

England stars Thomas Ince and Steven Caulker banned in racism row… and Serbia fined 65k (15k less than Nicolas Bendtner got for showing his pants)

England stars Ince and Caulker banned by UEFA after racism row… and Serbia fined 65k (15k less than Bendtner got for showing his pants)

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UPDATED:

17:49 GMT, 13 December 2012

Steven Caulker has been banned for two matches and Thomas Ince for one for their behaviour at the end of England Under-21's European Championship qualifier against Serbia in October.

Proceedings against the Football Association have been dismissed.

Serbia's Under-21s have been ordered to play their next match behind closed doors and the Serbian Football Association fined 80,000 euros (65,000) following the 'improper conduct of their supporters' during and at the end of the European Championship qualifier against England in October.

More to follow

Abuse: Danny Rose claims to have been subjected to monkey chants

Abuse: Danny Rose claimed to have been subjected to monkey chants

Ugly: The end of England U21's win over Serbia was marred by clashes

Ugly: The end of England U21's win over Serbia was marred by clashes

Azerbaijan U21 0 England U21 2

Azerbaijan U21 0 England U21 2: Shelvey stars as Pearce's men ease to victory

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UPDATED:

16:50 GMT, 6 September 2012


On form: Jonjo Shelvey

On form: Jonjo Shelvey

A goal in each half from Steven Caulker and Jonjo Shelvey gave England Under 21s victory in their 2013 European Championship Qualifier against Azerbaijan.

Tottenham defender Caulker nodded in Shelvey's free-kick after 28 minutes.

The Liverpool creator turned scorer himself as he hooked home from close range to double England's lead.

More to follow.

Sunderland to loan Connor Wickham to Blackburn

Big-spending Sunderland to loan youngster Wickham to Blackburn

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UPDATED:

21:26 GMT, 24 August 2012

Blackburn are poised to agree a loan for Sunderland striker Connor Wickham, 19.

The youngster has struggled to hold down a place at the Stadium of Light since joining from Ipswich.

Meanwhile. Portsmouth are in talks over a deal for Blackburn midfielder Amine Linganzi, 22 and Wolves have signed Austria U21 defender Georg Margreitter from Austria Vienna.

On the move: Connor Wickham (left) is set to join Championship Blackburn

On the move: Connor Wickham (left) is set to join Championship Blackburn

Newcastle watching Kieran Trippier at Burnley

Newcastle eye Burnley full-back Trippier as Simpson stalls on new deal

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UPDATED:

21:00 GMT, 26 April 2012

Newcastle United are watching Burnley's former Manchester City full-back Kieran Trippier.

The 21-year-old is seen as a likely replacement for Danny Simpson who is stalling over a new contract with Newcastle.

England U21 international Trippier, joined Burnley earlier this season after a loan spell.

Step down: Kieran Trippier left Manchester City for Burnley in January

Step down: Kieran Trippier left Manchester City for Burnley in January