Spence loses out

West Ham United defender Jordan Spence was unable to stop England's Under-19 side falling to a 3-0 friendly defeat by Spain on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old, who enjoying a loan spell at League One side Leyton Orient, lined up alongside Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, Everton's Jack Rodwell and Dan Gosling, Aston Villa's Nathan Delfouneso and a host of other potential Premier League stars.

A bumper crowd of 8,202 turned out at Bournemouth's Dean Court stadium, only to see Brian Eastick's team soundly beaten by a skilful Spanish outfit, who scored through Iago Falque, Jordi Pablo and substitute Raul Ruiz.

England's misery was complete late on when replacement Andrew Tutte of Manchester City was sent off for a challenge on Ruiz.

The Young Lions will hope for better fortune when they return to action in the European U19 Championship Qualifying Elite Round in late May and early June, when they face Scotland, Slovakia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.