It was a fantastic evening for England last night as they qualified for Euro 2020 by defeating Montenegro 7-0 at Wembley in their 1000th game.
There was also some Newcastle related news for England last night as two Newcastle youngsters made their England debuts at the youth level. A third youngster, Oisin McEntee, also captained the Republic of Ireland under-19s.
Nineteen-year-old Matty Longstaff made his debut for the England under-20 team. Matty came on in the 72nd minute in a 4-0 win at Portugal. The lads will head back to England for a Tuesday match against Iceland in Wycombe.
Midfielder Joe White also made his debut in the under-18 level. Playing against Russia in Spain, the England under-18s won 5-2. The 17-year-old started the match and played over 70 minutes before being substituted.
Eighteen-year-old center-back Oisin McEntee scored an early goal for the Republic of Ireland under-19s. It wasn’t enough as Switzerland scored 2 goals to seal a victory in the under-19 European Championship qualifier. Ireland will play Gibraltar on Saturday.
The New York born McEntee has played 8 times for Newcastle under-23 side this season with 1 goal. The youngster can play centrally but has also played a little at right-back.
It’s great to see some of these youngsters play internationally. We are very pleased that both Matty Longstaff and Joe White were able to make their debuts yesterday.