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Chris Willock scores twice as Young Lions roar

Monday 27 Mar 2017
Chris Willock scored twice at St. George's Park

Chris Willock scored twice as England came from behind against Belarus to complete their European Under-19 Championship Elite Round qualifying campaign with a 100 per cent record.

Following victories over Norway and Spain at St. George’s Park, England’s place at the summer’s Finals in Georgia was already assured.

They fell behind after just five minutes, with Vladislav Mukhamedov scoring Belarus’s second goal of the Elite Round.

Belarus 1-5 England
  • UEFA European U19 Championship
  • Elite Round Qualifier
  • Monday 27 March 2017
  • St. George's Park

But their advantage was short-lived, as Manchester City team-mates Lukas Nmecha and Isaac Buckley-Ricketts had the Young Lions in front by the 24th minute.

And after the break England asserted their authority, with Marcus Edwards on target on 57 minutes.

Willock then took charge, the Arsenal man netting twice in 13 minutes as the Young Lions ensured they finished top of Group 3.

 13 Alfie Whiteman (Tottenham Hotspur), 3 Jay DaSilva (Charlton Athletic, on loan from Chelsea, capt), 6 Reece Oxford (Reading, on loan from West Ham United), 7 Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), 8 Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion), 9 Lukas Nmecha (Manchester City), 12 Tayo Edun (Fulham), 14 Chris Willock (Arsenal), 15 Easah Suliman (Aston Villa), 16 Marcus Edwards (Tottenham Hotspur), 17 Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (Manchester City)

 2 Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) for Oxford 66, 5 Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea) for Sterling 66, 18 Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) for Nmecha 74

Substitutes not used:
 1 Aaron Ramsdale (AFC Bournemouth), 10 Mason Mount (Chelsea), 11 Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)

Nmecha 15, Buckley-Ricketts 24, Edwards 57, Willock 61, 74

Yellow cards:
Suliman 32, Field 79

Head coach: Keith Downing

By FA Staff