Eastick pays tribute to Pearce

Published Add your comment

Caretaker manager Brian Eastick gave the credit to Stuart Pearce after watching the England Under-21s thrash Belgium 4-0 in Middlesbrough to take control of their Euro 2013 qualifying group.

Henri Lansbury scored a brace - including a stunning opener nine minutes in - either side of a Stephen Caulker goal before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored an injury-time penalty to put England eight points clear of Norway, who have two games in hand.

With Pearce taking charge of the senior squad against Holland at Wembley, Eastick made the step up from the Under-20s at the Riverside, but was delighted with the professionalism shown by the team amid the changes. "It's testament to the foundations that Stuart has laid in the last four years," Eastick said of the win.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2012, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Stuart Pearce
Henri Lansbury

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again