Jenkinson helps U21s to victory

Carl Jenkinson came off the bench as England U21 defeated Czech Republic

Carl Jenkinson came off the bench as England U21 defeated Czech Republic 1-0 on Friday evening.

The on-loan right back replaced Arsenal's Calum Chambers in the second half after Tom Carroll's 48th minute goal settled the friendly meeting in Prague.

Meanwhile. West Ham United Academy duo Sean Maguire and Reece Oxford were both involved in wins on the international stage on Thursday night.

Maguire came off the bench in the Republic of Ireland U21s' 1-0 victory over Andorra, while Oxford was also a used substiture as England U17s rounded off their UEFA U17 Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win against Romania.

For Maguire, 20, his late run-out represented a first cap at Under-21 level as the young Irish got their qualification matches for the 2017 UEFA U21 Championship off to the best possible start.

The former Waterford United player, back on home turf, had an injury time effort saved by Andorra keeper Victor Silverio, while the winning goal came on 31 minutes through Ipswich Town's Dylan Connolly.

Oxford moved down to the bench after two wins from two had already sealed England U17's place in this summer's finals tournament.

After scoring in Monday's 3-1 win against Slovenia, the centre back came on for the final 12 minutes against Romania to help see out a 2-1 success gained thanks to Chelsea forward Ike Ugbo's double.

The attention turns to the seniors on Saturday, with James Collins' Wales taking on Israel in a Euro 2016 qualifier, and Cheikhou Kouyate's Senegal facing Ghana in a friendly.

Josh Cullen will also be hoping to help the Republic of Ireland U19s bounce back from defeat to Czech Republic when they face Germany on the same day.

Jenkinson could also face Germany on Monday, as England U21s play another of their co-finalists for the summer's UEFA U21 Championship, in a friendly at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.