By Emma Sanders

Calum Chambers played the full 90 minutes as England’s Under-21s recorded a thrilling 3-2 victory against Italy on Thursday evening.

England’s young lions were trailing 2-1 at half-time despite taking an early lead through Demarai Gray after just five minutes but the Azzurri responded quickly.

Two first-half goals from Andrea Conti and Federico Di Francesco threatened to spoil England’s 15-game unbeaten run but Lewis Baker equalised on the hour mark.

Southampton’s Jack Stephens sealed the win with a thrilling 92nd minute goal as 11,550 supporters were at St Mary’s to witness the European qualifying victory.

Chambers starred for the young lions and completed a full match in their 3-2 victory and could have given England an early lead just seconds before Gray opened the scoring.

The Arsenal defender got on the end of a corner from James Ward-Prowse but his attempted header was just inches away from the goal with only four minutes of the game played.

The Gunners centre-back is currently on loan at Middlesbrough and has made six league starts this season. This was his 18th appearance for the England Under-21s.

Chambers started in Arsenal’s 4-3 defeat against Liverpool and scored on the opening weekend of the 2016-17 season before he was sent out on loan to the Premier League newcomers.

In other Arsenal news, this 16-year-old Tottenham and Arsenal target scored a crucial international goal.