England U19s ended their trip to central Europe with a draw, after a stoppage-time goal from Slovakia denied the Young Lions victory on Monday afternoon.
Paul Simpson’s side, preparing for next month’s Euro qualifiers in Bulgaria, looked to be en route to getting back to winning ways thanks to Mason Mount’s early opener and a second-half strike from Elliot Embleton either side of an equaliser from the hosts.
- U19 International Match
- Monday 9 October
- NTC Senec, Slovakia
But a goal in the 93rd minute levelled things up for Slovakia to deny the Young Lions, who came into the game on the back of a narrow loss to Czech Republic in their first game of the trip on Friday.
England had got off to a great start in Senec too, as a flowing move saw Reiss Nelson pick out Ben Brereton on the right and his first-time cross was perfect for Mount to finish off and put England ahead in the sixth minute.
But Slovakia made an equally strong start to the second half and drew level in the 49th minute.
They were only level for five minutes though, as Sunderland midfielder Embleton restored England’s advantage in the 54th minute.
That looked like being the winner, before the late goal cost England what would’ve been a victory to end their trip with.
Simpson and his squad will now turn their attentions to games with Bulgaria, Iceland and Faroe Islands in November with a place in next March’s elite qualifying round up for grabs.
England: 1 Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), 2 Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), 3 Josh Tymon (Stoke City), 4 Elliot Embleton (Sunderland), 5 Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea) (C), 6. Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), 7 Daniel Kemp (West Ham United), 8 Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough), 9 Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest), 10 Mason Mount (Vitesse Arnhen, loan from Chelsea), 11 Reiss Nelson (Arsenal)
Substitutes: 17 Edward Nketiah (Arsenal) for Mount 67, 18 Jonathan Leko (Bristol City, loan from West Bromwich Albion) for Kemp 67, 19 George Hirst(Sheffield Wednesday) for Brereton 87, 16 Dennis Adeniran (Everton) for Tavernier 87
Substitutes not used: 12 Reece James (Chelsea), 13 Jake Turner (Bolton Wanderers), 14 Sadou Diallo (Manchester City), 15 Morgan Feeney (Everton), 22 Ryan Schofield (Huddersfield Town)
Head coach: Paul Simpson
Goals: Mason Mount 6, Elliot Embleton 54