Eddie Nketiah captained England U21s to a 6-0 win over Kosovo last night, scoring a second half hat-trick in the process.
He notched all three in a 10 minute spell after the break. His first was a close range header:
His second a left-footed shot:
And the third came from the penalty spot:
Fellow Gunner Nelson made it 4-0 shortly afterwards:
England U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd paid tribute to Nketiah afterwards, saying, “I think Eddie is now two goals off the under-21s’ goal-scoring record, he’s two behind Alan Shearer, so that tells you his calibre of goal-scoring.
“I’ve said a lot about Eddie. He’s not only a brilliant player, but he’s a brilliant guy.
“He played a real captain’s game tonight because they were rather heavy-handed with him let’s say, because they know he’s a threat, but he just gets up and gets on with it and gets goals.”
Nice work, Eddie!