Nouble plays again

Frank Nouble played his third game in six days as England Under-19s won 2-0 against Slovakia on Wednesday to top their qualifying group in the 2010 UEFA European U19 Championship.

The West Ham United striker played for 55 minutes as England made it nine points from nine in qualifying Group 2, being played in Slovenia. They had already qualified for the Elite round in the spring as one of the top two in the section, and will be joined by Slovakia who have finished runners-up.

The Young Lions had already beaten Finland and the mini-tournament hosts 3-1 on Friday and Sunday respectively. If they go all the way to the eight-nation finals, they - and potentially the 18-year-old Nouble - will be making a short trip across the channel to northern France in July.