Noble makes England under-21 debut

Mark Noble made his debut and Nigel Reo-Coker scored his first goal for England Under-21s on Tuesday night, as the young Lions romped to a 5-0 friendly win over Slovakia.

In their warm-up game before the European Under-21 Championship finals in Holland, which start on Sunday, Stuart Pearce's team enjoyed a comfortable victory at Carrow Road thanks to goals from Keiran Richardson, Reo-Coker, Steven Taylor, Tom Huddlestone and Leroy Lita.

Noble was introduced as a half-time substitute and made a solid debut in an attacking midfield position, while captain Reo-Coker was replaced by Lita minutes after making it 2-0.

The third Hammer in the squad, Anton Ferdinand, was an unused substitute after picking up a slight groin injury this week in training.

England face their first European Championship finals group game on Monday, against the Czech Republic in Arnhem.