Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a hat-trick as England's 100% start to their latest European Under-21 Championship campaign continued with an easy 3-0 win in Iceland.

Arsenal winger Oxlade-Chamberlain ran riot in Reykjavik, scoring a quickfire first-half double before completing his treble shortly after the break.

The only negatives were hamstring injuries to Nathan Delfouneso and Martyn Waghorn, who both limped off and appear doubtful for Monday night's game against Norway.

The returning Martin Kelly was denied by a fine save from Arnar Darri Petursson from Henri Lansbury's corner.


Lansbury then released Marvin Sordell down the right but the Watford striker made a hash of his finish on what was his full debut.

Kelly then narrowly failed to get his foot on another Lansbury corner but it was not long before England were in front as Oxlade-Chamberlain added to his burgeoning reputation.

The Arsenal winger pounced on a loose ball, raced goalward and coolly slotted home across the goalkeeper, who then gifted the 18-year-old his second three minutes later.

Petursson spilt Delfouneso's cross straight at the feet of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who passed the ball into the empty net.

Within five minutes of the restart there was more brilliance from the precocious Oxlade-Chamberlain. The teenager easily beat two men before unleashing a cross-cum-shot from the tightest of angles which Petursson helped into the net.

England goalkeeper Jack Butland was finally called into meaningful action but it was a simple pouch of Johann Laxdal's header.

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