England Under-20s leave it late to beat Turkey in Ulm

Saturday 10 Oct 2015
Ryan Kent scored England's equaliser against Turkey U20s
England Under-20s made it two wins out of two in the Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup on Saturday, as late goals from Ryan Kent and Brandon Barker secured a 2-1 victory over Turkey.

Keith Downing’s side began the competition with an impressive 3-1 win against Holland in their tournament opener on Wednesday, after making a quick start with two goals in the first 30 minutes then.

Turkey 1-2 England

Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup
Saturday 10 October 2015
Donaustadion, Ulm, Germany

But it took them a little longer to find their feet in this game though and after a goal-less first half, the Three Lions fell behind when Troyes striker Deniz Hummet struck Turkey ahead in the 68th minute.

England kept pressing and drew themselves deservedly level in the 80th minute when Ryan Kent, currently on loan at Coventry City from Liverpool, netted an equaliser.

And Manchester City forward Barker, who came off the bench to replace Rangers winger Nathan Oduwa just seconds before Turkey took the lead, then sealed victory with a 91st minute goal to make it a memorable outing in Ulm.

The Three Lions will round off the tournament on Tuesday afternoon, when they face hosts Germany in Heidenheim.

England (4-3-3): 22 Ted Smith (Southend United); 12 Mason Holgate (Everton), 6 Baily Cargill (AFC Bournemouth), 19 Reece Burke (Bradford City, loan from West Ham United), 18 Cole Kpekawa (Queens Park Rangers);  7 Alex Gilliead (Newcastle United), 16 Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur), 14 Bryn Morris (C) (Coventry City, loan from Middlesbrough); 15 Nathan Oduwa (Glasgow Rangers, loan from Tottenham Hotspur), 17 Tyler Walker (Nottingham Forest), 20 Ryan Kent (Coventry City, loan from Liverpool)

Substitutes: 3 Harry Toffolo (Norwich City) for Cargill 63, 11 Brandon Barker (Manchester City) for Oduwa 67, 10 Reece Brown (Birmingham City) for Gilliead 67, 8 Matt Grimes (Swansea City) for Morris 78, 9 Sam Gallagher (MK Dons, loan from Southampton) for Walker 78

Substitutes not used: 1 Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday), Ashley Smith-Brown (Manchester City), 4 Harrison Reed (Southampton), 5 Ola Aina (Chelsea), Russell Griffiths (Colwyn Bay, loan from Everton)

Goals: Ryan Kent 80, Brandon Barker 90+1

Head coach: Keith Downing

Turkey:  1 Ugurcan Cakir (Trabzonspor); 3 Egermen Zengin (c) (Fenerbahce), 4 Ozgur Ozdemir (Nuremburg), 17 Hasan Ayaroglu (Ankara), 6 Sefa Nihat (Zulte-Waregern), 7 Onur Atasayar (Ankara), 10 Oguzhan Kayar (Gaziantep), 14 Rahman Bugra Cagiran (Arsinspor), 16 Kubilay Aktas (Boluspor), 18 Huseyin Altug Tas (Medipol Basaksehir), 22 Deniz Hummet (Troyes)

Substitutes: 12 Utku Yuvakuran (Beylerbeyispor) for Cakir 29, 9 Melih Okutan (Fenerbahce) for Ayaroglu 75, 19 Orkan Cinar (Gaziantepspor) for Tas 75, 13 Burak Can Camoglu (Borussia Dortmund) for Kayar 81

Substitutes not used: 2 Anil Capkin (FC Koln), 5 Caglar Soyuncu (Altinordu), 8 Tolga Tekin (Alanyaspor),), 11 Ibrahim Serdar Aydin (Yesil Bursa), 15 Taylan Antalyali (Genclerbirligi), 20 Atabey Cicek (Genclerbirligi), 21 Mustafa Batuhan Altintas (Hamburg).

Goals: Deniz Hummet 68

Head coach: Mehmet Hacioglu

By FA Staff