First cap for Stones and a goal for Jagielka in England win

, 30 May, 0comments  |  Jump to most recent
John Stones earned his first England cap and Phil Jagielka scored as all four of Everton's England representatives played a part in the Three Lions' 3-0 win over Peru at Wembley.

Jagielka and Leighton Baines were both named in Roy Hodgson's starting line-up for the World Cup send-off friendly while Stones was named among the substitutes alongside Ross Barkley in the absence of Manchester United's Phil Jones who still hopes to be fit for Brazil.

Both Everton starters were involved in key moments for England who went ahead in the first half thanks to Daniel Sturridge's impressive strike.

Jagielka made a trademark sliding block to keep the scoreline at 1-0 with an hour gone before Baines served up the Three Lions' second goal when Gary Cahill powered his corner home.

Jagielka then put England further ahead when he rammed the loose ball from another Baines corner with 20 minutes to go. The defender was withdrawn shortly afterwards for Chris Smalling.

A few minutes later, Stones was handed his debut when he replaced Baines, who was withdrawn as a precaution with a tight calf muscle, and Barkley followed with eight minutes to go when he came on for Sturridge.

Earlier, Tyias Browning played the full 80 minutes for England U21s in their 1-1 draw with Colombia which was enough to send the Young Lions through to the third-place playoff of the Toulon Tournament.

His Everton teammate, Luke Garbutt, was an unused substitute having featured in the previous three games.

Elsewhere, Gerard Deulofeu made his first appearance for Spain's senior side when he came on as an 80th-minute substitute against Bolivia.


About these ads

© ToffeeWeb