Video: Sunderland youngster Jordan Pickford's amazing assist as England under-21s triumph

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The goalkeeper set up Nathan Redmond at the Ricoh Arena.

England Under-21s took on their Kazakhstan counterparts last night in a qualifying fixture at the Ricoh Arena and came away with a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek was the star of the show. He scored one and was a constant threat going forward for the Young Lions.

James Ward-Prowse and Eric Dier also put in great performances in a win that was sealed by goals from Nathan Redmond and Chuba Akpom.

But after the game it was a Sunderland player who was taking the plaudits. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is currently out on loan at Preston North End from Sunderland and is hotly tipped for a big future in the game.

Just two days ago the Express stated that Manchester United, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur all want to sign the player in the summer.

He showed a little snippet of just why against Kazakhstan. He produced the assist for the second goal with a piece of goalkeeping Manuel Neuer would have been proud of. He fired the ball up the pitch with his left peg to find Norwich City winger Redmond, who did the rest.

It was an exceptional example of quick thinking from the young man, who once again showed that Sunderland have a real gem on their hands. Be sure to watch the video, curtest of the, to see it in full flow.

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