England Under-17s beat Greece 3-0 to make it two from two 

Thursday 29 Sep 2016
England U17s

England Under-17s made it two wins from two at the Croatia Cup on Friday afternoon, after beating Greece by 3-0.

Fresh from their 5-0 win over hosts Croatia in the tournament opener in Pula on Wednesday, Steve Cooper’s Young Lions picked up where they left off during their second game in Novigrad.

The first goal came through Reading striker Danny Loader on the half-hour mark, before Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe doubled the lead just after the break.

England U17s 3-0 Greece U17s

The Croatia Cup
Friday 29 October 2016
Stadium Laco, Novigrad

And as Greece tried to find a way back into the game after that, Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi completed the scoring in the 73rd minute.

The final match of the competition sees England face Germany in Pula on Monday.

Cooper’s side are in the competition to prepare for the first Euro qualifying round in Romania later this month, where they will face the host nation, Austria and Azerbaijan.

England U17s: 13 Thomas McGill (Brighton & Hove Albion); 12 Marcel Lavinier (Chelsea), 3 Brooklyn Lyons-Foster (Tottenham Hotspur), 2 Marc Guehi (Chelsea), 14 Lewis Gibson (Newcastle United), 20 Alex Denny (Everton), 10 Angel Gomes (Manchester United) (c), 16 Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Manchester City), 15 Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal), 19 Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), 9 Danny Loader (Reading)

Substitutions: 7 Phil Foden (Manchester City) for Gomes 46, 11 Jadon Sancho (Manchester City) for Smith-Rowe 67, 18 Rhian Brewster (Liverpool) for Loader 67

Substitutes not used: 1 Curtis Anderson (Manchester City), 5 Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City), 6 Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea), 21 Kane Wilson (West Bromwich Albion)

Head coach: Steve Cooper

Goals: Danny Loader (30), Emile Smith-Rowe (47), Callum Hudson-Odoi (73)

By FA Staff