West Ham United's Ravel Morrison was delighted after producing a man of the match display in which he scored twice for England Under-21s against Lithuania in a European U21 Championship qualifier at Portman Road.

The midfield maestro scored his first after just two minutes when he turned home a Wilfried Zaha cross to set the young Lions on their way on a night when they racked up five unanswered goals in Suffolk.

His second strike was reminiscent of his magnificent solo goal against Tottenham Hotspur as he glided past two defenders before sitting the goalkeeper down and calmly slotting the ball into the net. Morrison deservedly won the Man of the Match award and the midfielder was pleased with both his and his team's display.


He told West Ham TV: "I'm very happy with the performance on my second game for the Under-21s.

"My performance was good and so was the team performance and we couldn't have hoped for much better tonight."

West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino also scored twice with Southampton's James Ward-Prowse also netting as Gareth Southgate's side followed up their 4-0 win over San Marino on Friday in expert fashion.

It was an exciting performance in which Morrison linked up seamlessly with his team-mates and displayed composure every time he received the ball, although he admitted to a few pre-match butterflies.

"No matter what game I'm going into I always get nervous," he revealed. "Sometimes nerves can be a good thing and they certainly were tonight.

"I've found it great being part of the squad, I've come in and the lads have treated me well and I've got on with everyone really well so it's been good."

The young midfielder will have once again grabbed the headlines with his second goal, which was a superb individual run and finish. Morrison himself displayed refreshing modesty when describing the strike.

He said: "I can't remember it, I've not seen it back yet to be honest!

"I just thought I might as well drive it in because I drove it in before when I should have got my shot off but it got intercepted.

"I thought I might as well chance this one and try and break through the lines and that's what I did."

The midfielder will have been pleased with the way he carried his excellent club form into his two appearances in an England shirt.

His goal against Tottenham was Morrison's fourth for the Hammers this season but Morrison is not about to be caught dwelling on the past and is instead relishing Saturday's Barclays Premier League visit of Manchester City.

"I'm very excited because obviously I used to play for Manchester United but I never played against their first team so I'm really looking forward to it.

"Of course we can cause a shock. We're a great team and we should have had a lot of goals this season but for some reason we haven't.

"Against Tottenham we managed to get the goals which have been missing which was pleasing. The defence has been solid so if we carry on doing what we're doing we can cause an upset."