Stuart Pearceâ€™s England U21 outfit have beaten Denmark 4-0 in Viborg in a friendly this evening.
Goals from Manchester Unitedâ€™s Sunderland loanee Danny Welbeck, Swansea Cityâ€™s Scott Sinclair, Chelseaâ€™s Bolton star Daniel Sturridge and Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson all scored to end the sideâ€™s three-match winless run in comprehensive fashion.
After captain Micah Richards went down with a hamstring injury, Manchester United defender Chris Smalling took the armband and his influence caused the U21s to get away to a good start in the 23rd minute when Welbeck struck with a left-footed half volley before Sinclair easily finished from close range after Sturridgeâ€™s shot was only partially parried away.
It was soon 3-0 when Sturridge got the reward for a solid performance with a well-placed strike just after the hour-mark before Henderson wrapped up proceedings with just over 20 minutes remaining after advancing down the right and finishing neatly.
The match was a warm-up for the final Group B European Championship qualifying game on June 18 against the Czech Republic but before that, England will take on Iceland at Preston North Endâ€™s Deepdale on Monday.