Eddie Nketiah scored four goals for the England u21s over the international break, despite having a penalty saved.

Eddie Nketiah scores his second goal of the night for the England u21s
Eddie Nketiah scores his second goal of the night for the England u21s

Taking a break from his loan to Leeds United, Nketiah featured twice for the England u21s in the last week. First, he played against Slovenia, winning and then scoring a penalty for the team:


England threw away their lead after Nketiah was subbed off to draw 2-2 that day. Fortunately, he had a second chance to help them to a win against Austria a few days later.

After Callum Hudson-Odoi’s opening goal, Nketiah made it 2-0 and then 3-0 before 40 minutes had been played. The striker first spun and got the slightest of touches to divert in a Lloyd Kelly header, before scoring a well-placed header of his own.

You can see the first goal by following this link and skipping to 2:03, whilst the second is below:


Nketiah wasn’t quite done yet, completing a perfect hat-trick by scoring with his left foot to make it 5-1 in the second half:


The striker also had a chance for a fourth goal from the penalty spot, but after scoring one against Slovenia he saw his second of the break saved by the Austrian goalkeeper.

Nketiah now has eight goals in eight games for the England u21s, matching Harry Kane’s total of eight goals in 14 games for the side. He still has Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke one goal ahead of him, as well as Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers on 13 to catch.

If he can keep scoring at this rate, it really won’t take long to hit those tallies.