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Danny is England's Rose!

Posted on 28 May 2009  - 12:00

Danny Rose got England Under-19s off to a winning start in their European Championship Elite Qualifying Round last night, scoring the opener in a 2-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium.

Danny is England's Rose!

Danny Rose got England Under-19s off to a winning start in their European Championship Elite Qualifying Round last night, scoring the opener in a 2-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium.

Young midfielder Danny, who featured in our first team squad for our recent Premier League match at Everton, set the Young Lions on their way with a terrific header five minutes before half-time.

The goal was made extra special for Danny, who was born in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster.

"It was good to play there, especially in front of my mum, because she hasn't been able to see me play much this season with me being down south now. So it was good to score and I'm glad that she was able to see it," said the 18-year-old.

Earlier on, a neat piece of skill saw him create some space for himself 25 yards out to hit a dippng shot narrowly over the bar.

On 25 minutes, his free kick from the left evaded the entire Bosnian defence, but no fewer than three England players were inches away from connecting before the ball eventually drifted wide.

But the deadlock was eventually broken when Aston Villa's Nathan Delfouneso chipped a cross from the right to the far post where Danny leapt highest to plant home a firm header back across goal and into the net.

"We didn't create too many chances, so it was a bit frustrating really but Nathan did well to get to the byline and put a cross in for me," Danny added.

"I think I was probably the smallest player on the pitch, so I did well to get up there and put it past the goalkeeper."

He was eventually replaced eight minutes from time by fellow Spur Dean Parrett, before Newcastle youngster Nile Ranger put the game out of sight.

Academy winger Andros Townsend was an unused sub for Brian Eastick's side, who next take on Slovakia at Valley Parade, Bradford, on Friday.