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JT stars as England stroll through


Filed: Tuesday, 23rd June 2009
By: Staff Writer


James Tomkins made his first start in the under 21 European Championships as England drew 1-1 with Germany in Halmsted last night.

Tomkins - who had started from the bench in both of England's opening fixtures - pushed his claims for a starting berth in this weekend's semi final by playing a full 90 minutes in a reshuffled England side featuring no less than ten changes to the team that beat Spain 2-0 last week.

Despite going a goal behind against the run of play to a Gonzalo Castro strike early on, Everton's Jack Rodwell equalised for Stuart Pearce's inexperienced young Lions shortly before half time. With no further goals in the second half, Rodwell's strike ensured England secured top spot in the Group B and a semi-final spot against the runners-up in Group A.

West Ham United's Mark Noble, captain of England's under 21s was an unused substitute. England find out who they will face in the semis later today once the final round of Group A games are completed.

You can see highlights from last night's game here.

Tonight's games

Serbia v Sweden (Malmo, 20:45 local time)
Belarus v Italy (Helsingborg, 20:45 local time)

Semi Finals

England v Group A runners-up (26th June)
Germany v Group A winners (26th June)





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by Scott
01:26PM 23rd Jun 2009
''Please never call him JT please.''

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