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Sport Calvert-Lewin, Saka and Barnes receive first England call-ups

17:16  01 october  2020
17:16  01 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Their English compatriots City, United and Chelsea will be in pot two with the daunting prospect of facing the defending champions Bayern Munich as well as finalist PSG, Real Madrid and BREAKING NEWS: Dominic Calvert - Lewin , Bukayo Saka and Harvey Barnes receive first England call - ups in

Dominic Nathaniel Calvert - Lewin (born 16 March 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Everton.

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Gareth Southgate has handed debut call-ups to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Harvey Barnes and Bukayo Saka for the forthcoming England triple-header.

The trio have been promoted into the senior squad for the first time following excellent performances for their clubs post-lockdown.

As revealed by Sportsmail this morning, Southgate has named an extended 30 man squad for the games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark amid fatigue concerns for a number of players.

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Calvert - Lewin completes his hat-trick and takes his tally for this season to eight. Alex livesey/pool/pa. Dominic Calvert - Lewin scored his second hat-trick of the season to ruthlessly punish West Ham United and, in the process, enhanced his chances of a first senior England call -up.

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Maguire was dropped from September's squad following the verdict - he has appealed against his conviction and is set for a retrial.

In contrast, Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden have been dropped following their Iceland team hotel shame.

Greenwood, 18, and Foden, 20, were dropped for the away clash at Denmark last month after sneaking girls into the team hotel in Iceland, breaking strict covid-bubble protocols in the process.

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Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope

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Ahead of Thursday's England squad confirmation, there are a number of players vying for that first call up Dominic Calvert - Lewin enjoyed a fresh lease of life on the back of Carlo Ancelotti's appointment in Southgate has ample attacking options at his disposal, but Calvert - Lewin is a man in form and

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Tyrone Mings, Bukayo Saka, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Harry Winks

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Harvey Barnes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jack Grealish, Danny Ings, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

Meanwhile, there's also a return for Ben Chilwell and Jordan Henderson, who missed September's matches due to injury.

Other notable inclusions are Gunners defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Wolves skipper Conor Coady, Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, who all retain their places following their first call-ups in September.

Calvert-Lewin has been picked this month after five games in his first three Premier League matches, as well as a hat-trick in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

On picking the Premier League's joint-top scorer Calvert-Lewin, Southgate said: 'He's been in the pathway through the U21s, had a good season last season.

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Manchester United full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Aston Villa centre-back Tyrone Mings are called up to the England squad for the first time. West Brom striker Charlie Austin is one of those to believe Ashley Barnes should get his shot with England . Southgate and assistant Steve Holland were at Villa

'A lot of Dominic's game I've liked for a long time, what he's adding now is the goals that haven't always been there and in the last 18 months or so he has really improved in that area.

'He's been a big part of Everton's starting the season as well as they have and I'm very pleased to be able to call him up for the first time.'

Calvert-Lewin, 23, admitted it was a 'dream come true' to be called-up to the senior England squad, saying: 'I'm a very, very proud man to get this first England call.

'I phoned my mum and my dad, and my mum burst into tears.

a football player on a field: Calvert-Lewin has scored eight goals in all competitions already this season for Everton © Provided by Daily Mail Calvert-Lewin has scored eight goals in all competitions already this season for Everton

'It's something we've spoken about since I was a young boy. To get here now and get the call-up is a dream come true. I'm very happy.'

England have three matches in this international break, starting with a friendly against Wales at Wembley on October 8.

Southgate's side then face Belgium on October 11 and Denmark on October 14 at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League.

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