England U21 have defeated Norway in their European Championship qualifier.

Stuart Pearce's Young Lions maintained their 100% start to the new campaign and ended that of their opponents to put them firmly on course to qualify for a fourth successive finals.

Like their senior counterparts in Montenegro on Friday, England raced into a 2-0 lead on Monday night, prolific West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson and captain Jordan Henderson, the Liverpool midfielder, both scoring inside seven minutes.

The dangerous Valon Berisha pulled one back midway through the first half but, unlike Montenegro, Norway failed to equalise, wasting more than one opportunity to do so.