New Owls signing Josh Onomah featured in England Under-21s goalless draw against the Netherlands.
The highly-rated midfielder, who moved to Hillsborough on a season long-loan from Tottenham Hotspur last week, started the Young Lions European Championship qualifier at Carrow Road on Thursday.
Onomah played 65 minutes before being subbed off for Everton's Tom Davies.
Aidy Boothroyd's side created the better chances, with Leicester City forward Demarai Gray hitting the crossbar and Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin twice seeing efforts saved.
"We went after all three (points)," said Boothroyd.
"But I think if we had gone gung-ho and ended up getting beat it would have kept the group alive.
"But I think the fact that we didn't get beat, got a point, still keeps that distance between us and - it doesn't make it easier - but makes the job a little bit easier than it would have been."
The draw maintains England's unbeaten run in qualifying and edged them a step closer to next summer's finals in Italy and San Marino.
With three matches remaining, Boothroyd's men sit top of Group B and required just five more points to book their place in the 2019 tournament.
Next up for England, who have not lost a qualifier or play-off match for 32 matches, a run dating back to November 2011, is a trip to second-bottom Latvia on Tuesday.
Boothroyd, who deployed a three-man defence against the Dutch, said: “The fact we didn't get beat and got a point still keeps that distance between us. It makes the jobs a little bit easier than it would have been.
“It is in our own hands and that's the main thing. I am just pleased with a point and this time of the season. Everyone is still finding their feet.
“It is a good pressure being top of the group. I am pleased where we are, looking forward to Latvia and the Dutch have a bit to do to catch us so it is in our hands with three games to go.”