Finland 0-1 England
England U17s continued their promising start to the Nordics on Tuesday afternoon with a penalty shoot-out victory over Finland.
Kenny Swain’s team had battled back from falling a goal behind to equalise through a Giorgio Rasulo penalty on 76 minutes.
Competition rules state that when a match ends in a draw, penalties will be used to determine the group positioning if teams are level on points. With neither side able to find a winner in normal time, the Young Lions secured victory from the spot.
England’s next match will be against Norway on Thursday, kick-off 5pm UK time.
England U17s: 13 Alfie Whiteman, 3 Archie Edwards, 5 Matthew Elsdon, 7 Ben Drennan, 8 Callum Cooke (C), 10 Giorgio Rasulo, 12 Jay DaSilva, 15 Cameron Humphreys, 16 Mukhtar Ali, 17 Foday Nabay (14 Hugo Logan, 64), 18 Corey Taylor (9 Denzeil Boadu, 64)
Substitutes not used: 1 Dean Henderson, 2 Jonathan Helm, 4 Daniel Pybus, 6 Easah Suliman, 11 Brandon Fox