England Under-17s beat Finland to make it two wins from two

Saturday 26 Mar 2016
Andre Dozzell was England's match-winner against Finland on Saturday

A near full-house at Harrison Park saw England Under-17s put in another impressive performance to see off Finland by 1-0 in Leek. 

Steve Cooper made just two changes from the impressive victory over Turkey on Thursday, as Chelsea’s Jamie Cumming replaced Adam Parkes in goal, whilst Fulham's Dennis Adeniran returned to the side in midfield.

And the Young Lions started confidently and were soon in the ascendancy with some neat footwork by Jonathan Leko resulting in a 14th minute penalty after he was tripped in the box. 

England U17s 1-0 Finland U17s

UEFA European U17 Championship
Elite Qualifying Round
3pm, Saturday 26 March 2016
Harrison Park, Leek Town FC

Reiss Nelson, who bagged a brace against Turkey, stepped up from the spot but was this time denied after a fantastic stop from the Finnish goalkeeper. 

England continued to dominate proceedings throughout the first half as Mason Mount headed just over and Adeniran drove a 25-yard shot narrowly over the bar. 

It wasn’t long after that when England finally made the breakthrough though in the 33rd minute, as Leko dazzled his way through the Finnish defence once again to round the keeper, before squaring the ball for Dozzell to tap home and give England a deserved lead. 

After the break, Cooper's side maintained that momentum as they created a number of clear cut chances. 

Substitute Ben Morris twice came closest, whilst both Chelsea playmaker Mount and Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon proved constant menaces for the opposition. 

However, England couldn't add to their account but will be delighted with two wins from two games that sees them top the group . 

The Young Lions now travel to Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday evening, when they will face Ukraine in the group's final game and what could be the decider on who tops the table and seals a place in the Euro Finals in Azerbaijan.

England (4-4-2): 13 James Cumming (Chelsea) 2 Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), 4 Marcus McGuane (Arsenal), 5 Trevor Chalobah (c) (Chelsea), 6 Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), 7 Dennis Adeniran (Fulham), 16 Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), 8 Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), 9 Jonathon Leko (West Bromwich Albion) 10 Mason Mount (Chelsea), 11 Reiss Nelson (Arsenal).

Substitutes: 3 Jaden Brown (Tottenham Hotspur) for Mount 74, 15 Ben Morris (Ipswich Town) for Leko 62

Subs not used: 1 Adam Parkes (Southampton), 12 Tolaji Bola (Arsenal), 14 Edward Francis (Man City), 17 Martell Taylor-Crossdale (Chelsea), 18 Samuel Shashoua (Tottenham Hotspur).

Goals: Dozzell (33)

Head coach: Steve Cooper

Attendance: 2,727

By Peter Maxwell Communications Officer at Harrison Park, Leek