England completed their Uefa Championship campaign and boosted their confidence before the play-offs with a comfortable victory against Poland.
Cole caused Poland plenty of problems
Carlton Cole opened the scoring with a deft chip after latching on to Gary O'Neil's pass and Jerome Thomas made it 2-0 with a sidefoot shot from the left.
Steven Taylor added a third when he bundled the ball home before Poland's Marcin Kikut scored a fine solo goal.
After the break, Pawel Strak was sent off before Taylor sealed the win.
England U21: Carson, Ryan Taylor (Onuoha 85), Whittingham, Steven Taylor, Ferdinand, Huddlestone, Reo-Coker, O'Neil, Cole (Stead 87), Lennon, Thomas (Milner 65).
Subs Not Used: Camp, Davies, Welsh, Moore.
Goals: Cole 18, Thomas 21, Steven Taylor 37, 88.
Poland U21: Fabianski, Lukasiewicz, Telichowski, Kikut, Klatt (Peszko 46), Gregorek (Tralka 82), Szalachowski, Fonfara (Wojtkowiak 63), Dudka, Burkhardt, Strak.
Subs Not Used: Cierzniak, Kucharski, Rzezniczak, Pzizga.
Sent Off: Strak (77).
Booked: Fonfara, Strak, Wojtkowiak.
Goals: Kikut 39.
Ref: Mikko Vuorela (Finland).