England Under-19s held to 1-1 draw by Greece in Elite Round

Saturday 26 Mar 2016
Adam Armstrong opened the scoring for the Under-19s against Greece

England Under-19s were held to a 1-1 draw by Greece in their second match of the Elite Qualifying Round in Spain.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side opened the scoring early in the second half, when Adam Armstrong netted from the penalty spot.

Greece U19s 1-1 England U19s

UEFA European U19s Championship
Elite Qualifying Round
4pm, Saturday 26 March 2016
Estadio Municipal Ciudad de Lepe, Spain

But the Young Lions were dealt a blow two minutes later when Greece forward Lamprou struck to level things up.

England had been frustrated in the first half of a scrappy game, with both Armstrong and Izzy Brown coming close only to be denied by Greek keeper Astras or off target.

The breakthrough came just four minutes after the restart when Coventry City hitman Armstrong was tripped in the area to earn England the penalty, which he dispatched himself.

But it wasn’t to be for England, with both sides pushing for a winner in the later stages and substitute Tammy Abraham coming closest in the 87th minute.

The result means it will be go down to the last game with Spain on Tuesday, with Boothroyd’s side knowing they need to beat their hosts in order to progress to July’s Euro Finals in Germany with the sides level on points but Spain enjoying a single goal difference advantage.

England Under-19s: 1 Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United): 2 Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford United, loan from Everton), 15 Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), 5 Taylor Moore (Lens) (c), 6 Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Manchester United), 3 Callum Connolly (Everton); 4 Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United, loan from Everton), 11 Isiah Brown (Vitesse Arnhem, loan from Chelsea); 7 Patrick Roberts (Celtic, loan from Manchester City), 9 Adam Armstrong (Coventry City, loan from Newcastle), 17 Seyi Ojo (Liverpool).

Substitutes: 10 Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) for Ojo 60, 8 Lewis Cook (Leeds United) for Borthwick-Jackson 67, 14 Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur) for Brown 74

Substitutes not used: 13 Sam Howes (West Ham United), 12 Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), 16 Tafari Moore (Arsenal), 18 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town, loan from Arsenal).

Head coach: Aidy Boothroyd

Goals: Adam Armstrong pen 49 

Cautions: Seyi Ojo 4, Ryan Ledson 5, Callum Connolly 68

By FA Staff