Arsenal youngster strikes as England draw with France in the Algarve.
France 1-1 England
The Algarve Tournament
Saturday 13 February 2010
Estádio Municipal Bela Vista, Parchal
England began their Algarve Cup campaign on Saturday with a 1-1 draw over France.
Arsenal striker Benik Afobe was on the mark early in the second half to give John Peacock's young side the lead.
France failed to clear their lines from a corner on 51 minutes and the ball was played back into the dangerzone by George Thorne. Afobe latched onto the pass and finished well.
However, the French equalised eleven minutes later through Anthony Koura to share the spoils.
In the tournament's other game, hosts Portugal drew 0-0 with Ukraine, who England meet on Sunday. France
2 Youssouf Sabaly, 5 Wesley Yamnaine, 7 Abdoulaye Doucoure, 9 Yaya Sanogo, 11 Dylan Deligny, 12 Lucas Digne, 13 Jeremy Obin, 14 Marco Rosenfelder, 15 Eliott Sorin, 16 Maxime Dupe, 18 Ibrahima TandiaSubstitutes
1 Kevin Crepel, 3 Alvin Arrondel, 4 Formose Mendy, 6 Paul Pogba, 8 Philtzgerald Mbaka, 10 Anthony Koura, 17 Vincent Leroux, 19 Samuel Umtiti, 20 Billel Omrani England
1 Sam Johnstone, 2 David Atkinson, 4 Conor Coady (c), 5 Nat Chalobah, 6 George Thorne (14 Bruno Pilatos, 59), 7 Will Keane, 8 Conor Thomas (18 Saido Berahino, 63), 9 Benik Afobe, 12 Jack Robinson, 15 Andre Wisdom, 16 Harry Kane (17 John Cofie, 63) Subs not used
3 Luke Garbutt, 10 Chuks Aneke, 11 Robert Hall, 13 Jack Butland