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Trent Alexander-Arnold at the double as U19s qualify for Euros

Friday 24 Mar 2017
Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates against Spain

England Under-19s qualified for the Euro finals in style, defeating seven-time winners Spain 3-0 at St. George’s Park.

Following Wednesday’s win over Norway, the Young Lions got off to a flying start when Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold opened the scoring after just nine minutes.

England 3-0 Spain
  • UEFA European U19 Championship
  • Elite Qualifying Round
  • Friday 24 March 2017
  • St. George's Park
It was a one-goal lead that Keith Downing’s side took into the break at St. George’s Park, but Alexander-Arnold doubled the lead from the spot just after the hour mark when Dujon Sterling was felled inside the box.

And Arsenal youngster Chris Willock sealed a notable win with just four minutes remaining.

England have qualified for the finals by virtue of having a better head-to-head record than both Norway and Spain, the only two nations that can catch them at the top of Group 3.

The Young Lions will complete their elite qualifying campaign against Belarus on Monday afternoon.

England U19s: 1 Aaron Ramsdale (AFC Bournemouth); 2 Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), 3 Jay DaSilva (Charlton Athletic, loan from Chelsea), 4 Tom Davies (capt; Everton), 5 Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), 6 Reece Oxford (Reading, loan from West Ham United), 7 Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), 10 Mason Mount (Chelsea), 11 Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), 12 Tayo Edun (Fulham), 18 Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest).

Substitutes: 14 Chris Willock (Arsenal) for Sessegnon 74, 8 Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion) for Davies 80, 17 Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (Manchester City) for Brereton 85.

Substitutes not used: 9 Lukas Nmecha (Manchester City), 13 Alfie Whiteman (Tottenham Hotspur), 15 Easah Suliman (Aston Villa), 16 Marcus Edwards (Tottenham Hotspur).

Head coach: Keith Downing

By FA Staff