Eddie Nketiah made a strong cameo appearance in another win for the England u21s, leaving them one game away from an unbeaten round of qualifiers.
England u21 boss Aidy Boothroyd experimented with his starting lineup a bit on Friday against Andorra, with Eddie Nketiah dropping out of the 11 for Rhian Brewster.
In his last appearance, Nketiah broke the all-time England u21 goalscoring record, and his goal helped them qualify for next summer’s tournament, taking the pressure off these final qualification group fixtures.
Nketiah did come on for the final 17 minutes though, and quickly had an impact.
Despite playing such a short period of the match, Nketiah created two chances and had two further shots on target himself. He completed the only dribble he attempted and 88% of his passes, as well as making a tackle.
As always, the 21-year-old stepped onto the pitch wanting more goals for himself and the team. It doesn’t matter if they’re 3-1 up and cruising through the latter stages of the 90.
That’s how he ended up with the goalscoring record in the first place, even if didn’t net one this time around. Nketiah and the England u21s will next face Albania on Tuesday at 19:25 GMT.