The Boro youngster had played the final half-hour for Keith Downing's side in a 4-0 away win over Portugal last week. 

And Tavernier started this time out, completing 84 minutes for the Young Lions at Wycombe Wanderers' Adams Park.

Reading's Danny Loader opened the scoring after 50 minutes before Manchester City man Ian Poveda-Ocampo sealed victory with a late double.

Elsewhere, it was a disappointing night for Northern Ireland duo George Saville and Paddy McNair as the Green And White Army were well beaten away in Germany. 

Both Boro men started the game, and Michael O'Neill's side took the lead when Saville's cross was headed into the path of Michael Smith to fire in his first goal for his country.

But Germany recovered to take control, Serge Gnabry playing a starring role with a hat-trick as the scoring finished 6-1 in the hosts' favour.

With Wales beating Hungary, Northern Ireland now face a rematch with Nations League foes Bosnia and Herzegovina in the play-offs for Euro 2020.

Winning that will set up either a fixture against Slovakia, or an all-Ireland tie with a Republic side also strongly linked with Boro thanks to coach Robbie Keane and keeper Darren Randolph.