The youngsters were both named in the starting XI for the game against international minnows San Marino on Saturday evening and Shaw, who has begun the season with Manchester United in good form, saw his cross turned into the net by Cristian Brolli for an own-goal to give the visitors a 2-0 lead at half-time.
It was Shaw’s first game for his country since playing for 66 minutes against Scotland in a friendly back in November 2014 and he posted a message on his official Twitter account to express his delight at returning to the side:
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) September 5, 2015
Everton midfielder Barkley echoed Shaw’s thoughts with a similar post on the social media networking site and was pleased to have notched his first goal at international level after finding the back of the net with a header soon after the restart.
— Ross Barkley (@RBarkley20) September 5, 2015
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The pair could retain their places in the starting XI for the visit of Switzerland to Wembley on Tuesday night, where a point will be enough to see them qualify for Euro 2016 as winners of Group E.