England U19s fight back from two down to draw with Holland

Thursday 12 Nov 2015
Adam Armstrong (No16) captained England against Holland

England Under-19s battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Holland in an entertaining international match.

After the Young Lions had gone close on a few occasions, most notably through two efforts from captain Adam Armstrong, the hosts took the lead with a counter attack on 35 minutes.

They doubled their lead just two minutes into the second half.

Holland 2-2 England

Under-19s International
Thursday 12 November
Juliana Sportpark, Netherlands

But England’s comeback began when Ryan Ledson, who captained the U17s to Euro glory in Malta last year, followed up his own shot after it was saved and nodded home on 72 minutes.

And substitute Tammy Abraham completed the fightback with just two minutes remaining.

The Young Lions will fly back to England to get ready for a home match against Japan on Sunday 15 November, at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side have made it through to the elite round of Euro qualifying, the draw for which takes place on 3 December.

They will be placed into a group of four with only the top-placed team making it through to next summer’s Finals, which will be staged in Germany in July.

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England: 1 Sam Howes (West Ham United), 2 Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), 3 Rico Henry (Walsall), 4 Ryan Ledson (Everton), 5 Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), 6 Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Manchester United), 7 Patrick Roberts (Manchester City), 8 Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), 9 Adam Armstrong (C; Newcastle United – on loan at Coventry City), 10 Dan Crowley (Arsenal), 11 Izzy Brown (Chelsea).

Substitutes: 19 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) for Roberts 70, 20 Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) for Crowley 70

Substitutes not used: 12 Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), 13 Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United), 14 Callum Connolly (Everton), 15 Taylor Moore (Lens), 16 Reece Oxford (West Ham United), 17 Tosin Adarabioyo (Manchester City), 18 Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Goals: Ledson 72, Abraham 88

Bookings: Brown

Head coach: Aidy Boothroyd

By FA Staff