Under-17s seal third spot
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crystal Palace's Wayne Routledge set England on their way to success before Wayne Rooney stole the show with a devastating hat-trick.
Routledge opened the scoring on 37 minutes against the defending champions and Everton's highly-rated striker Rooney doubled the advantage two minutes later.
Spain hauled themselves to within a goal before the interval when captain Jaime Gavilan Martinez's cross evaded everyone and floated into the back of the net.
But the second half belonged to Rooney who mesmerised the Spanish defence with a scintillating display.
Rooney grabbed his second on 51 minutes and with just under 20 minutes remaining, he completed his treble to ensure England won the 3rd/4th place play-off in Denmark.