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Young Lions find their scoring touch to clock up impressive win in Suwon on Wednesday

Wednesday 09 Nov 2016

Adam Armstrong bagged a hat-trick as England Under-20s made a winning start to the Continental Cup in South Korea on Wednesday morning after an 8-1 victory over Nigeria.

The Young Lions, who in East Asia as they continue their preparations for the U20 World Cup there next summer, made an electric start to the game at the Suwon Sports Complex and were four goals clear by half time.

Captain Taylor Moore got things started in the 19th minute, before Armstrong doubled the lead just a minute later.

Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke made it 3-0 in the 25th minute before Armstrong got his second of the afternoon two minutes later to complete a whirlwind eight-minute spell for Paul Williams’ side.

Nigeria pulled a goal back through Abdulrazak Yusuf in the 35th minute, but England's flow of goals did not slow down after the break, as Callum Connolly and Patrick Roberts added to the tally in the first five minutes of the second half.

Armstrong, currently on loan at Barnsley from Newcastle United, then completed his hat-trick in the 70th minute.

And it was left to Celtic star Roberts, also out on loan from Manchester City, to add his second of the afternoon in the 87th minute to complete the scoring.

England will be in action again on Friday, when they face the hosts South Korea at the same venue before the mini-tournament is rounded-off on Saturday with a game against Iran.

England Under-20s: 13 Dean Henderson (Grimsby Town, loan from Manchester United); 2 Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), 6 Dael Fry (Rotherham United, loan from Middlesbrough), 5 Taylor Moore (c) (Bristol City), 14 Callum Connolly (Everton), 23 Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United), 19 Kieran Dowell (Everton), 7 Patrick Roberts (Celtic, loan from Manchester City), 11 Dom Solanke (Chelsea), 17 Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United, loan from Chelsea), 9 Adam Armstrong (Barnsley, loan from Newcastle United)

Substitutes: 22 Luke Southwood (Reading) for Henderson 45, 3 Jonjoe Kenny (Everton) for Moore 75, 10 Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) for Solanke 75, 15 Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea) for Connolly 75, 12 Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) for Brown 82

Substitutes not used: 1 Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United), 4 Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers, loan from Chelsea), 16 Tafari Moore (FC Utrecht, loan from Arsenal), 8 Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), 24 Louis Reed (Sheffield United), 18 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), 20 Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool), 21 Harrison Chapman (Sheffield United, loan from Middlesbrough)

Goals: Taylor Moore 19, Adam Armstrong 20, 27, 70, Dominic Solanke 25, Callum Connolly 46, Patrick Roberts 49, 87

By FA Staff