Everton midfielder Tom Davies starred for England Under-21’s last night.
England Under-21’s picked up a second win in a matter of days as they beat Kosovo 2-0 at Hull City’s KCOM Stadium on Monday night.
Aidy Boothroyd’s side beat Turkey on Friday night thanks to two Eddie Nketiah goals and a Reiss Nelson strike, but it was Phil Foden who stole the show against Kosovo.
The Manchester City talent opened the scoring from close range after a neat move, before adding a second in injury time to seal a 2-0 victory.
It wasn’t vintage England, and Boothroyd will still be looking for more from his players, but Everton’s Tom Davies at least stood out.
The 21-year-old midfielder played as a deep-lying playmaker for England last night, despite first bursting onto the scene in 2017 as an energetic, box-to-box midfielder.
Davies has only played 11 minutes of first-team football for Everton this season despite issues in central midfield, so his England Under-21 role was a big opportunity to impress.
He did exactly that, with fans taking to Twitter to praise his ‘class’ performance, noting that he and Foden were ‘bossing’ the game.
Others marvelled at Davies’s midfield adaptation, and having really impressed a number of fans, Marco Silva should be looking to give Davies a little more playing time in the coming weeks.
Enjoyable watch at the Kcom tonight.Aarons looked terrific on the right as did Reiss Nelson.Davies was very good in the middle at times but Phil Foden was absolutely terrific…worth the admission price alone. #YoungLions— Craig Bell (@Ambraneri) September 9, 2019
Tom Davies is playing as the deepest of EngU21s midfield three tonight. Collecting the ball inside his own half and threading balls through to Foden & MGW who are 10 yards more advanced. This is the charging box-to-box midf who hurdled Yaya Toure before scoring vs MCFC. Adapted.— Matt Read (@MattRead66) September 9, 2019
Really good first half from Tom Davies here #player— Dan Litherland (@DanLitherland_) September 9, 2019
Tom Davies with some great passes in this build up. Taking up great positions an playing forward https://t.co/3a6FMBsxT2— Der Ketwig Kaiser (@DerKetwigKaiser) September 9, 2019
Phil Foden and Tom Davies absolutely bossing this. #YoungLions— Andy Medcalf (@AndyMedcalf) September 9, 2019
Tom Davies having another good game for England under 21s tonight— David Parkinson (@DaveParky14) September 9, 2019
Tom Davies played well for england tonight— david linnett (@david_linnett) September 9, 2019
England Under-21s, tonight…— Matt Read (@MattRead66) September 9, 2019
+ Tom Davies as a playmaker, Guehi, Chalobah (for 99% of the match) and Godfrey as a def combo, Reiss Nelson’s confidence and touches.
– Max Aarons and MGW wasted a lot of ball in the attacking half. Foden (goals withstanding) only okay.#YoungLions
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