ACADEMY duo Chris Long and Conor Grant impressed for England U-18s in their 2-0 victory over Italy in Mansfield.
The Toffees pair were watched by coaches Kevin Sheedy and Duncan Ferguson as they helped Noel Blake’s side beat one of the continent’s best young international teams.
Striker Long netted the Three Lions’ first goal in a lively display. “There were some good individual performances,” said Blake. “Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was here two years ago at this stage and I told the lads that.”