ROSS Barkley netted a brace as England came from behind to win 5-1 away to Montenegro.

Everton defender Michael Keane bagged his first international goal to level the tie for the Three Lions after Marko Vesovic had given the hosts a 17th minute lead.

Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling then got themselves amongst the action to send England four points clear at the top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group.

Gareth Southgate’s team got off to a poor start as Vesovic made the most from a combination of poor defending and good fortune to put Montenegro ahead.

Vesovic picked up on a loose ball, before bending it past the outstretched Jordan Pickford in the England net.

The Three Lions were level in the 30th minute when Barkley’s free kick was met at the back-post by Keane to direct his header into the top corner.

England then added their second before half time when Barkley turned home Callum Hudson-Odoi’s centre from close range.

Southgate’s side established a two-goal cushion as the former Everton player struck again just before the hour, latching onto a loose ball and steering it past Danijel Petkovic.

Kane had a rare quiet night in front of the Montenegro net but was on hand to tuck home Sterling's cross to put England 4-1 ahead and on course to their first victory in Montenegro.

Sterling completed the rout in the 80th minute when he grabbed his sixth goal from his last four internationals as he latched onto a fine through-ball from Jordan Henderson to slot home.

He celebrated by cupping his ears in front of the home fans in an apparent gesture in response to potential abuse earlier in the evening.

After the goal, Southgate introduced Saints star James Ward-Prowse and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson in place of Barkley and Kane.

It was the second time in a row, and the first time since 1984, that England scored five goals in consecutive games.

They beat Czech Republic 5-0 last Friday.