Noble Stars For England Under-19s

HAMMERS midfielder Mark Noble starred for the England Under-19s as they drew 1-1 with Armenia in the UEFA European Under-19 Championships.

The young lions scored through an own goal from Petrosyan, but the Academy graduate had two strikes disallowed as England failed to convert their dominance into a win.

Noble's first effort was ruled out for a foul in the build-up by Dexter Blackstock, while the midfielder was adjudged to have been in an off-side position when he fired home for a second time.

The result leaves England third in Group B and means Martin Hunter's team need a win against Norway on Saturday to make sure of qualification.