EURO joy for Turgott

Blair Turgott played his part as England reached the semi-finals of the UEFA European U17 Championship finals on Monday.

The West Ham United scholar laid on England's final goal in a 3-0 win over host nation Serbia in Indija in their final Group A fixture.

Liverpool defender Bradley Smith put the Young Lions ahead after just seven minutes before Everton teenager Hallam Hope netted a quickfire brace to all but make the game safe within the opening 18 minutes.

Turgott, who does not turn 17 until 22 May, laid on Hope's second goal and England's third with a pinpoint cross, helping England to continue the defence of the title they won 12 months ago in Liechtenstein - when Hammers club-mate Robert Hall was part of the triumphant squad.

England will face Netherlands in the semi-finals in Novi Sad on Thursday, while Group A winners Denmark will take on Germany at the same venue on the same day.