Tom earned his 25th cap and played 79 minutes in central midfield at Southampton while Aaron was capped for only the third time at this level and put in a full shift on the right side of a front three. Jamie O'Hara was on the bench but remained an unused substitute.
A double from James Milner and one from Theo Walcott secured the victory and means England need a point from their final group match against Portugal in September to go into the play-offs.
Younes Kaboul was also involved in Under-21 action for France as they were defeated 2-0 by their Spanish counterparts in a friendly in Benidorm.
We have five players on senior international duty on Wednesday with Robbie Keane set to skipper his Republic of Ireland side against Brazil at Croke Park.
Young-Pyo Lee faces Turkmenistan in South Korea in a World Cup 2010 qualifier, Chris Gunter is in the Welsh squad for the friendly against Norway at Wrexham, Dimitar Berbatov will lead the line for Bulgaria in a friendly against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park, and Jonathan Woodgate and Jermaine Jenas are in the England squad for Fabio Capello's first game in charge, a friendly against Switzerland at Wembley.
DIDIER IN SEMI-FINALS
Meanwhile, Didier Zokora's Ivory Coast take on Egypt in the semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations on Thursday.
Aaron Lennon and Tom Huddlestone helped England edge closer to a place in the European U21 Championship play-offs with a 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday night.