Sordell Strikes Blow For England

By: Simon Williams |
06/09/11 |
Marvin Sordell

Watford’s Marvin Sordell capped his full England U21 debut with a stunning 30 yard strike and man of the match display as the Three Lions came from a goal behind to beat Israel 4-1 at Oakwell.

Sordell who came through the ASE programme in 2009, came on as a substitute for the U21s last week as they thumped Azerbaijan, 6-0, at Vicarage Road.

Stuart Pearce gave the striker a start last night and Sordell repaid him with an excellent display of forward play.

Israel had led at half-time through Mohammad Kilbat’s goal but Martyn Waghorn’s equalised on 58 minutes after fine work by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Sordell then put England ahead. His left footed effort flying in off the upright from all of 30-yards.

Sordell’s goal spurred the young Lions on and Nathan Delfouneso netted from the spot before Henri Lansbury added a fourth.

Sordell has scored two goals in six games for Watford so far this season. He will return to his domestic duties later on this week as Sean Dyche and his team prepare to travel to Reading on Saturday to continue their 2011-12 npower Championship campaign.