Anton Starts For Under-21s

ANTON Ferdinand started for the England Under-21s as Peter Taylor's side turned in a good performance only to suffer a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Austria at Elland Road.

Anton played for 71 minutes of the match before being replaced by Ryan Taylor.

Nigel Reo-Coker was also in the squad but was ruled out on the day of the match after failing to shake off a foot injury.

Carlton Cole gave England the lead after 18 minutes, but two second-half goals from Marc Janko earned Austria the win.

England have already secured their place in the qualifying play-offs for the UEFA Under-21 European Championships.