England Men's U19s start Euro Elite qualifying with victory

Thursday 24 Mar 2016
Aidy Boothroyd will hope to steer England to this summer's finals

Two goals in the first 10 minutes did the damage as England started off the U19 Euro 2016 elite qualifying round with a victory.

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham pounced on eight minutes to put the Young Lions ahead in Cartaya after being set up by Joshua Onomah of Tottenham Hotspur.

England 2-1 Georgia

2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Elite Qualifying Round
Estadio Luis Rodríguez Salvador, Cartaya
4pm (GMT) Thursday 24 March


The second goal arrived moments later, with Onomah being teed up by Abraham to put England well in control.

Georgia pulled a goal back six minutes from time through Guran Goshteliani, but the Young Lions were able to hold on for the win.

The result leaves England second in group one, behind hosts Spain – who beat Greece 2-0 earlier in the day.

Greece are next up for the Young Lions on Saturday, with the group stage concluding against Spain next Tuesday.

The team that finishes top of the group will qualify for this summer's European Under-19 Championship finals in Germany.

England (4-3-3): 1 Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United); 12 Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), 15 Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), 5 Taylor Moore (c) (RC Lens), 16 Tafari Moore (Arsenal); 14 Joshua Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), 8 Lewis Cook (Leeds United), 18 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal – on loan at Ipswich Town); 10 Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), 9 Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United – on loan at Coventry City), 11 Isaiah Brown (Chelsea – on loan at Vitesse).

Substitutions: 3 Callum Connolly (Everton – on loan at Barnsley) for Onomah 79, 17 Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool) for Brown 79

Unused substitutes: 13 Sam Howes (West Ham United), 2 Jonjoe Kenny (Everton – on loan at Oxford United), 4 Ryan Ledson (Everton – on loan at Cambridge United), 6 Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Manchester United).

Goals: Abraham 8, Onomah 10

Head coach: Aidy Boothroyd

By FA Staff