England Under-18 coach Neil Dewsnip was delighted with his side’s 2-0 win over Poland on Thursday evening and hailed Owls youngster George Hirst.
The Wednesday striker bagged another brace for his country and that proved the difference in the first game of the mini tournament.
England face France in the final game on Monday 14 November.
Dewsnip said: “George first and foremost worked really, really hard. He’s very honest as a player; his work ethic defensively for the team has an impact on everybody else.”
The 17-year-old almost capped a fantastic evening by completing his hat-trick but saw his late attempt clip the upright and go agonisingly wide.
The England coach added: “He’s scored a great first goal, got himself a penalty kick which he’s converted. Then he’s in bits in the dressing room over missing his third one right at the end. He can be really pleased with his performance.”