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England U21 5-0 Bosnia: Abraham scores twice but Chalobah and Loftus-Cheek both pick up injuries

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Good news, bad news.

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We almost made it through the whole international break without someone picking up a new injury -- Victor Moses had picked one up just prior -- but England U21's Ruben Loftus-Cheek was sent home earlier today with an unspecified problem.  Hopefully it's just precaution and he'll be ready to play by the time the League Cup fourth round rolls around in a couple weeks.

The remaining players all took part in the match against Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 later in the day.  With England already qualified for next summer's Euro U21 tournament, this was basically a friendly.  Interim manager Aidy Boothroyd decided to rest a few of his big guns (including Lewis Baker) but did give Tammy Abraham his full debut.  Smart decision, Aidy.

After former Chelsea hopeful (and personal favorite, now playing for Reading) John Swift opened the scoring in the 14th minute, Tammy got his first ever U21 goal with an acrobatic finish off of a rebound.

The second one was even better: a lovely run and chip over the onrushing goalkeeper (excellent through ball from Duncan Watmore as well).  With a job well done, Tammy was withdrawn in the 73rd minute, and replaced by his FIFA 17 nemesis Demarai Gray.

Watmore and debutant Josh Onomah also got on the scoresheet in the 5-0 shellacking.  Unfortunately, Nathaniel Chalobah, who captained the side from the start, was substituted off at half-time after he failed to shake off a knock to his lower left leg.

So, two goals and two injuries. Mostly a good day, and hopefully nothing serious for either Chalobah or RLC.