Lewis Baker was on target as England Under-19s got their Elite Round of qualification for the European Championships off to the perfect start with a 6-0 win against Montenegro at Walsall.

Noel Blake’s side were in control of the contest throughout as they bid to secure a place in the Hungary finals in July.

Jordon Ibe was the star of the show, scoring a hat-trick for the Three Lions but Baker, who netted the winner as Chelsea won the Under-21 Premier League crown earlier this month, also got his name on the scoresheet.

John Swift and Ola Aina, along with Baker, started for England, and it was Baker who made it 2-0 from the penalty spot early in the second half after Ibe had broken the deadlock before the break.

Ibe added two more to make it 4-0, before Sam Gallagher and Callum Robinson completed the scoring for the hosts.

Swift had been replaced just after the hour while Ruben Loftus-Cheek was an unused substitute.

Isak Sswankambo, meanwhile, played the full 90 minutes as Sweden Under-19s were beaten 2-1 at home by Bulgaria.

Yesterday, Christian Cuevas was a half-time substitute for Chile as they were beaten 3-1 at the Toulon Tournament.

Cuevas, who came on for Sebastian Martinez at the break, spent the second half of the season on loan at FC Eindhoven, and he was unable to prevent his side from slipping to a second consecutive defeat in the competition.

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