Goal Caps Off Wonder Week For Milner!

Last updated : 21 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
England Under-21s secured a 2-1 victory over Slovenia and Micah Richards give senior coach Fabio Capello a reminder of his undoubted ability.

The Manchester City defender was solid in defence, a constant menace from set-pieces and produced the kind of mature performance which will not see him kept out of Capello's plans for too long.

Richards equalised after Etien Velikonja had given Slovenia a surprise lead, before a second strike from Newcastle's James Milner saw Stuart Pearce's side to a comfortable victory.

Charles N'Zogbia missed France's Under-21 friendly against Slovakia after narrowly failing to catch his flight after Sunday's game at Old Trafford.

It was always touch and go whether N'Zogbia would make it to Manchester Airport in time, and he returned to Newcastle's Benton HQ preparing for Saturday's home game against Bolton Wanderers.