A superb solo goal from Doncaster-born Danny Rose helped England cruise to victory in their final friendly before the European Under-21 Championships against Norway.
Stuart Pearce’s Young Lions showed their senior counterparts the way to beat supposedly lesser opposition less than 24 hours after Fabio Capello’s men stuttered to a 2-2 against Switzerland.
Daniel Sturridge put England ahead inside nine minutes and 20-year-old former Leeds United Academy player Rose - who signed for Tottenham Hotspur for a transfer fee in the region of £1 million almost two years ago - struck a brilliant second five minutes before the break.
The home side should have added further goals in the second half after making a raft of substitutions, with Pearce’s understudies threatening to steal the show.
Several of his youngsters will travel to the finals in Denmark looking to stake a claim in Capello’s ageing squad and they will be expected to do well despite the controversial withdrawal of Jack Wilshere from the squad, as well as injuries to Andy Carroll and Micah Richards.