Date: 16th November 2007 at 8:23pm
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Leicester City’s Joe Mattock made his England Under-21 debut today. At the age of just 17, Mattock became the second youngest player ever to represent England at this level.

Mattock played the full 90 minutes in England’s U-21 European qualifier against Bulgaria, which England won 2-0, goals from Agbonlahor and a penalty from James Milner.

Mattock, who made his Leicester debut in April this year, had previously made appearances for England at U-17 and U-19 level before being called up by U-21 manager Stuart Pearce as a late replacement in the squad along with fellow City player Richard Stearman.

Mattock signed a three year contract with Leicester in the close season keeping him at the club until 2010.

Richard Stearman, who was also called up to the U-21 squad was an unused substitute for the match.

Both players will travel to Portugal for England’s next qualifier on the 20th.

 

2 Replies to “Mattock makes England U21 debut”

  • He had a good steady game and you have certainly got a talented youngster. Just hope you can keep the premiership vultures at bay!!

  • I’m still hoping the rumours from way back about Stearman coming to the Villa are true as he looks a good player.

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