Jer-main Man

Young Hammers hotshot Jermain Defoe made history on Tuesday night by scoring the fastest ever international goal by a substitute during England under-21s emphatic 4-0 victory over Holland at Reading's Madjeski Stadium.

The 18-year-old striker furthered his growing reputation in the game with a scintillating second-half display against the Dutch, scoring two and creating another as new boss David Platt got off to a winning start in his new role in charge of the country's finest young talent.

Defoe poached England's second goal just THREE seconds after entering the fray in the 50th minute as a replacement for injured Aston Villa striker Darius Vassell, who had earlier given England a sixth minute lead with a fabulous left-foot strike that found the top corner.

After his amazing introduction, Defoe then produced a magical 'Cruyff' turn in the middle of the park before releasing a measured pass to strike partner Malcolm Christie, who rounded the keeper and slotted home the third.

With minutes remaining, Defoe rounded off the scoring with a cool finish after finding himself in space on the left - a strike that gave him an impressive goal ratio of three goals in three games for the under-21 side.