England 5-1 Austria: Eddie Nketiah, Hudson-Odoi star in England win
England 5-1 Austria: Eddie Nketiah, Hudson-Odoi star in England win
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England 5-1 Austria: Eddie Nketiah, Hudson-Odoi star in England win

Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi were the stars of the show on Tuesday night, as they scored five goals between them to lift England over Austria in a 5-1 thrashing in a European Championship qualifier match. 

Nketiah scored a perfect hat-trick on the night, his first at the Under-21 level, taking his tally to eight goals in as many games for the young lions.

Nketiah, currently on loan at Leeds, should have scored a fourth with five minutes to go, but his penalty was well saved.

The young striker turned in twice from close range, before heading home a third as the hosts shocked the Austrians. 

The other two goals were scored by Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is making a return to Aidy Boothroyd's side following a long injury layoff.

Hudson-Odoi opened the scoring after only 12 minutes, before Nketiah's two successive strikes in the 28th and 39th minutes.

Odoi then scored his second of the night and a fourth for the young lions in added time of the first half to take a 4-0 lead going into the break. 

The visitor pulled one back just after the hour-mark before Nketiah completed his hattrick on the 79th minute. 

Austria had a 100 per cent record until this fourth game in their qualifying campaign but are now behind England, who have won three out of three, on goal difference.

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