England Men's U19s reign in Spain to seal Euro finals berth

Tuesday 29 Mar 2016
Josh Onomah broke the deadlock as England defeated Spain

England Men's U19s have reached the Euro Finals in Germany this summer thanks to a superb 2-0 elite round qualifier win over hosts and reigning champions Spain.

The Young Lions defeated Georgia and drew with Greece last week to set up a winner-takes-all clash with Spain, with only the top team in the group going through.

Spain 0-2 England

UEFA U19s Euros
Elite Round Qualifier
Estadio Municipal, Ciudad de Lepe
Tuesday 29 March

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Josh Onomah gave Aidy Boothroyd's side a sixth-minute lead, latching on to a fine through-ball from Chelsea's Tammy Abraham, and calmly slotting past the Spain goalkeeper.

Then Boothroyd's bold decision to introduce Adam Armstrong in the place of wide-man Patrick Roberts paid off, with the free-scoring Coventry striker bagging on 66 minutes.

England saw out the remainder of the game without mishap, and with their squad made up largely of the 2014 U17 European Champions squad, they will be a force to reckon with at the Finals in Germany this July.

England (4-3-3): 1 Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United); 2 Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), 5 Taylor Moore (capt; Lens), 15 Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), 12 Tafari Moore (Arsenal); 8 Lewis Cook (Leeds United), 14 Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), 18 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town on loan from Arsenal); 7 Patrick Roberts (Celtic on loan from Manchester City), 9 Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), 11 Isaiah Brown (Vitesse Arnhem on loan from Chelsea).

Substitutes: 9 Adam Armstrong (Coventry City on loan from Newcastle) for Roberts 58, 2 Jonjoe Kenny (Everton) for Brown 78.

Substitutes not used: 13 Sam Howes (GK; West Ham United), 4 Ryan Ledson (Cambridge United on loan from Everton), 6 Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Manchester United).

Goals: Onomah 6, Armstrong 66.

Head coach: Aidy Boothroyd.

By FA Staff