Manchester City’s Cole Palmer hit a second but the hosts fired back in the second half and secured the draw, snatching the first points from Lee Carsley’s men in this qualifying campaign.
Earlier on Thursday, Tino Anjorin and Henry Lawrence featured as England Under-20s drew 1-1 with their counterparts from Italy in Chesterfield. Anjorin was among the starters while Lawrence, on loan at AFC Wimbledon, came off the bench for Andy Edwards’s side.
The hosts fell behind to a goal from Daniel Maldini, the latest in the footballing family lineage, before former Blue Lewis Bate fired in the equaliser four minutes before the break.
Elsewhere, four of our youngsters were involved as England Under-18s were beaten 2-1 by Norway. Brodi Hughes started at centre-back and Silko Thomas on the wing, while Lewis Hall and Jude Soonsup-Bell came off the bench for the young Lions in Marbella.