Injury-hit England cruised through to the semi-finals of the UEFA U19 European Championship after Ben Brereton and Ryan Sessegnon sparked double trouble for Germany.
Nottingham Forest striker Brereton and Fulham star Sessegnon took their respective tournament tallies to three after a storming second-half performance that saw the pair bag a double each.
- UEFA European U19 Championship Finals
- Group B
- Sunday 9 July 2017
- David Petriashvili Stadium, Tbilisi
- Live on Eurosport
And Chelsea’s Mason Mount also shone at the David Petriashvili Stadium in Tbilisi, after claiming three assists.
The 4-1 win sets up a meeting with Czech Republic in the last four on Wednesday evening and sent Germany home in the process.
This comfortable win also came despite an early double-blow for Keith Downing who lost both Trevoh Chalobah and Andre Dozzell to injury inside 15 minutes of the final group game.
England started the game knowing that a point would guarantee their progression as Group B winners, but always looked the more likely winners whilst the Netherlands finished as runners-up following a 1-1 draw with Bulgaria.
But it couldn’t have got off to a worse start with defensive lynchpin Chalobah being stretchered off in the fifth minute after landing awkwardly on his ankle from an early attacking corner.
Substitute Darnell Johnson, making his first appearance of the tournament, was just settling into proceedings when he was joined by another from the bench in the 15th minute as midfielder Dozzell hobbled off to be replaced by Arsenal’s Josh DaSilva.
That only added to England’s early anxiety as Aaron Ramsdale nervously watched Etienne Amenyido’s deflected shot sail narrowly wide of his right post in the 20th minute.