England players Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho attended a party this past weekend - in contravention of the British government's coronavirus guidelines - and will now miss the friendly against Wales on Thursday as they await the results of COVID-19 tests.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin insists the prospect of playing for England holds "no fear" for him following his scintillating start to the 2020-21 campaign with Everton.
Calvert-Lewin is on a golden streak and looking every inch the complete striker.
Even though he is only 23, England have held high hopes for the Sheffield-born striker from as far back as 2017, when he scored the victor in the Under-20 World Cup final against Venezuela.
It was the first time three players all scored their first England goals in a game since 1963, with Calvert-Lewin becoming the 188th player to score on his England debut.
The opportunity to work alongside England captain Harry Kane is a welcome one for Calvert-Lewin, who added: "He broke into the Premier League and hit the ground running around a similar age to what I am now".
"As a young boy joining Everton and to have him there and, to have someone that has been there and done it at Everton already to be able to bounce my opinions and stuff off him, like I said it has been invaluable and I could not thank him enough", Calvert-Lewin told Everton TV.
Having first been called up for global duty in 2015, this was only the third time the 28-year-old Southampton striker had worn the Three Lions jersey and his first start. It is an embarrassment of riches.
He headed home Jack Grealish's cross home midway through the first half to celebrate his worldwide debut in style. "Several did that and there is competition for places".
Defender Davies also acknowledged that Ryan Giggs' side have significant room for improvement. Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka also won his first cap, while Burnley's Nick Pope made his third appearance in England's goal.
There were just 54 caps between the players in the England starting XI before kick-off, the fewest for an worldwide since May 1980, when the XI for a game against Australia had just 46 caps between them.
Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips was assured in midfield while even Southgate's smile was outstripped by that of Conor Coady.
Conor Coady scored his first goal in two years when he volleyed home Kieran Trippier's deep free-kick. It was a goal taken with assurance.
Meanwhile, England return to action on Sunday when they face Belgium in a Nations League clash.
Belgium will be a far more realistic measure of this England side, but reflections on this victory can only be positive ones and no-one will be more grateful for that than Southgate.
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