Cumbrians James Trafford and Jarrad Branthwaite helped England Under-21s to an impressive win in Serbia.

The goalkeeper and defender respectively helped the Young Lions keep a clean sheet as Lee Carsley's side won 3-0.

Both young Cumbrians started the game in Backa Topola as England enjoyed a comfortable win in their Euro qualifier.

Trafford played the full game in goal with Branthwaite completing 82 minutes in defence.

The game saw England bounce back from defeat to Ukraine last time out, as James McAtee scored twice and Harvey Elliott sealed victory.

Burnley keeper Trafford, from Greysouthen, maintained his status as U21 first-choice keeper with the 21-year-old rescuing a potential Serbia consolation chance when he smothered the ball after a misplaced pass.

That came after McAtee's first-half double, with Elliott making the margin more comfortable after the break as Everton's Branthwaite, from Wigton, collected his fourth U21 cap whilst Liam Delap, son of ex-Carlisle United favourite Rory, was also in the starting line-up.

England sit second in qualifying group F and will be aiming for another victory on Tuesday when they take on Northern Ireland.

The game is played at 21-year-old Branthwaite's home ground of Everton's Goodison Park and kicks off at 7.45pm.

Branthwaite's club, meanwhile, are reeling from a ten-point deduction by the Premier League over financial rule breaches.

The punishment has sent the Toffees into the relegation zone on four points, in second bottom position, level on points with Trafford's Burnley, who are 20th.

Everton, in a statement, said they were "both shocked and disappointed" by the decision of an independent commission. The club plan to appeal.

The commission found that Everton's losses over a three-year period came to £124.5m. The permitted amount for Premier League clubs to lose is £105m.