It mightiness not person been nan measurement he imagined erstwhile increasing up arsenic a Scouser successful nan Liverpool academy, but to people nan first extremity of his profession astatine Everton’s Goodison Park marked a typical time for Tyler Morton.
The midfielder, connected indebtedness astatine Hull City and 1 of 3 Tigers successful nan squad, helped England to their a thumping triumph complete Northern Ireland successful a European Championships qualifier, pinch Liverpool team-mate Harvey Elliott joining him by scoring a brace connected nan crushed of his club’s rivals.
Morton took a powerful clearance down good pinch his thorax earlier scoring from region connected nan half-volley, earlier Elliott fired successful a long-range free-kick and past doubled his tally pinch a good spot aft darting down nan defence.
It was acold from nan febrile sound expected astatine Goodison connected Sunday for nan sojourn of Manchester United, successful which Everton fans will protestation against their 10-point Premier League deduction, but it was still a proud nighttime for nan Toffees arsenic defender Jarrad Branthwaite was captain.
Branthwaite, who has started nan past 12 Everton games and mislaid conscionable 4 of those, was watched by nine head Sean Dyche successful nan stands, on pinch respective EFL bosses and Gareth Southgate’s adjunct Steve Holland spotted connected scouting missions.
Liverpool prima Harvey Elliott scored doubly arsenic England U21s claimed a ascendant victory
Midfielder Tyler Morton opened nan scoring from region connected nan half-volley successful nan first-half
Elliott fired successful a long-range free-kick to double England's advantage successful nan 52nd minute
Elliott doubled his tally pinch a good spot aft darting down nan defence successful nan 80th minute
England U21: Trafford, Livramento (Norton-Cuffy 46), Quansah, Branthwaite, Wilson-Esbrand (Patino 83), Elliott, Morton, Hackney (McAtee 70), Bynoe-Gittens (Iling-Junior 70), Stansfield (Delap 70),Madueke.
Subs Not Used: Cox,Cresswell,Harwood-Bellis,Philogene-Bidace.
Goals: Morton 32,Elliott 52,80.
N Ireland U21: Clarke, Johnston, McConville, Forbes, Donnelly, McKiernan (Falls 69), Devlin (Kelly 64), McDonnell (McCann 64), Allen, McGuckin (Fogarty 64), Devenny (Baggley 82).
Subs Not Used: Barnsley,Jason Lindsay,McGee,Robinson.