Mason Mount was in scintillating form on his debut for the England Under-21s against Latvia in their European Championships Qualifier on Tuesday.


After falling behind to an early strike, Mount provided the assist for Tammy Abraham to equalise just before half time. He hit a pinpoint cross on to the head of Abraham who made no mistake from close range.

With the game heading towards a draw, Mount took the game by the scruff of the neck and fired the winner with just over 15 minutes remaining. He received a pass from Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke and he clinically found the bottom corner to ensure the Young Lions picked up the three points and took one step closer to qualification.

Fikayo Tomori also played the full 90 minutes in the victory over Latvia to earn his fifth cap.

His defensive partner Richard Keogh captained the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday in their 1-1 draw in Poland.

Millwall’s Aiden O’Brien headed Martin O’Neill’s men into the lead 10 minutes into the second half but Poland equalised in the dying seconds of the game to ensure the game ended a draw.

Staying with the Republic of Ireland and Jason Knight represented the Under-19s side earlier in the day. He started the game in attack and helped his side beat Wales 2-0.

On Sunday, Tom Lawrence played 79 minutes for Ryan Giggs’ Wales side but was unable to prevent his side falling to a 2-0 victory against Denmark.

The forward did score his third international goal earlier in the break, when he fired home after a slick attacking move to open the scoring as Wales beat Ireland 4-1. Keogh was an unused substitute in that game.

Alex Babos made two substitute appearances for Wales Under-21s; in the 2-1 home win against Liechtenstein and the 2-0 defeat away in Portugal.

First team players Mount, Tomori, Keogh and Lawrence will now return from international duty and be in contention for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game against Rotherham United.

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