Jordan Pickford

Keepers in international action

by Stuart Vose

Pair of stoppers start for countries.

Two young Sunderland goalkeepers have picked up international caps while away on duty with their respective countries.

First-year professional Jordan Pickford (pictured) featured for England's under-19 side during their 3-0 win over Estonia late last week.

Noel Blake's youngsters are in the midst of their qualifying campaign for next summer's European Championship and followed up with another win, this time over the Faroe Islands.

Pickford was an unused substitute as England cantered to a 6-0 victory in Tallinn.

Meanwhile first-year scholar Peter Burke started for the Republic of Ireland's under-17s as they drew 1-1 with Sweden.