A debut goal for England Under-18s striker Edward Nketiah sealed a 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Wednesday evening.
The Young Lions are in Qatar for three games at the impressive Aspire facility this week and Neil Dewsnip’s team got the trip off to a memorable start.
- An U18 International
- Wednesday 22 March 2017
- Aspire Sports Village, Doha, Qatar
A first-half goal from captain and Everton defender Morgan Feeney after just five minutes saw England take a single goal lead into the break.
And Arsenal’s Nketiah doubled the advantage in the 57th minute to put England in control and seal the victory.
Dewsnip’s side will be back in action on Friday evening, when they face host nation Qatar at the same venue.
England Under-18s: 1 Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), 2 Reece James (Chelsea), 3 Josh Tymon (Hull City), 4 Sadou Diallo (Manchester City), 5 Morgan Feeney (Everton), 6 Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), 7 Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion), 8 Elliott Embleton (Sunderland), 9 Edward Nketiah (Arsenal), 10 Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), 11 Reiss Nelson (Arsenal)
Substitutes: 12 George Tanner (Manchester United) for Leko 77, 17 Sam Shashoua (Tottenham Hotspur) for Nelson 77, 15 Marcus McGuane (Arsenal) for Embleton 83, 18 George Hirst (Sheffield Wednesday) for Nketiah 83, 14 Talaji Bola (Arsenal) for Tanganga 87
Substitutes not used: 13 Jake Turner (Bolton Wanderers), 16 Tristan Nydam (Ipswich Town)
Head coach: Neil Dewsnip
Goals: Morgan Feeney 5, Edward Nketiah 57