Holmar on a high

Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson had a night to remember up against club colleagues James Tomkins and Jordan Spence on Monday night.

The Hammers centre-back headed a 66th-minute winner for Iceland Under-21s in a 2-1 friendly win away to England Under-21s in Preston. The 20-year-old Eyjolfsson more than did his job at the other end by keeping Ipswich Town starlet Connor Wickham quiet in an entertaining match at Deepdale. Nathan Delfouneso had put the Young Lions in front only for Iceland to equalise through Arnor Smarason just before half-time.

Tomkins, who will celebrate his 22nd birthday on Tuesday, played the whole 90 minutes for Stuart Pearce's under-strength side, having played for 85 minutes of last Thursday's 4-0 win against Denmark. He was joined by Spence, on loan at Bristol City, for the last 17 minutes with the right-back having impressed in the last month in the Championship to earn his maiden cap at this level.

England and Iceland are among the eight nations taking part in this summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Denmark.