Wednesday, November 16, 2005
U21s go out
Anton Ferdinand has earned praise for a good performance against France U21s as the young England side bowed out 3-2 on aggregate overnight. Ferdinand played well throughout and denied France a goal with a superb block late in the second half, but it was to no avail when Kieran Richardson later went to ground in the area and the referee awarded a penalty. Former (and possibly current) West Ham targets Dean Ashton and Darren Bent also played; Bent scoring with a header and Ashton coming on as a late substitute.