Under-20s make winning start to four-nation tournament

Wednesday 05 Oct 2016
England Under-20s

England Under-20s got off to a winning start in the Four Nations Tournament thanks to a 2-0 victory over their Dutch counterparts.

England U20s 2-0 Netherlands U20s

Four Nations Tournament
7pm, Wednesday 5 October
Oldham Athletic FC



Early goals from Patrick Roberts and Adam Armstrong were enough to give Paul Williams' side the win at Oldham Athletic's SportsDirect.com Park.

Roberts broke the deadlock after just six minutes, as a flowing move saw the ball move through the Young Lions side before the Celtic loanee duly slotted past Joel Drommell.

Armstrong doubled the advantage on the 13-minute mark to put the Young Lions well in control and the visitors were unable to get back into the game.

The tournament began on Wednesday afternoon as Germany beat the USA 1-0 at Leigh Sports Village. The two opening-day victors will meet at the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield on Friday evening.

England Under-20s: 1 Luke Southwood (Reading); 2 Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), 15 Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), 12 Jake Clarke-Salter (captain - Bristol Rovers, loan from Chelsea), 17 Tafari Moore (FC Utrecht, loan from Arsenal); 19 Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United), 20 Kieran Dowell (Everton); 7 Patrick Roberts (Celtic, loan from Manchester City), 23 Louis Reed (Sheffield United), 11 Harrison Chapman (Sheffield United, loan from Middlesbrough); 9 Adam Armstrong (Barnsley, loan from Newcastle United)

Substitutions: 4 Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth) for Reed 75, 25 Callum Roberts (Newcastle United) for Chapman 75, 24 Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) for Armstrong 81

Unused substitutes: 3 Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), 6 Taylor Moore (Bristol City), 8 Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic), 10 Dominic Solanke (Chelsea), 13 Dean Henderson (GK - Grimsby Town, loan from Manchester United), 14 Reece Oxford (West Ham United), 18 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), 21 Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool)

Goals: Roberts (6), Armstrong (13)

Interim head coach: Paul Williams

By FA Staff