Under-21 news

Pearce surprised by Sweden rout

February 6, 2013
By ESPN staff


England Under-21s manager Stuart Pearce is confident his side are ready to challenge for this year's European Championship finals after they cruised to a 4-0 victory over Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday night.

Blackpool striker Tom Ince was in startling form, grabbing two goals and an assist in the rout, with Jonjo Shelvey and Connor Wickham also finding the net to give Pearce positive signs ahead of the tournament in July.

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