Former Crewe Alexandra youngster Nick Powell won his first England Under-21 cap against Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening.
The eighteen-year-old who joined Manchester United in a £6m deal over the summer was part of the side earning a 2-0 victory against their
Northern Ireland counterparts at Bloomfield Road.
Sunderland’s Connor Wickham headed the hosts into the lead from Jordan Henderson’s free-kick just before half-time.
But it took until fourteen minutes from time before substitute Benik Afobe added a second from the penalty spot after being brought down by Irish goalkeeper Conor Devlin.
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