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Ian Poveda-Ocampo and Callum Hudson-Odoi help Young Lions to victory over Belarus

Monday 26 Mar 2018
Ian Poveda-Ocampo opened the scoring against Belarus, his third goal in three games this month

England U18s ended a successful week by making it three wins from three games with a 2-1 victory over Belarus.

Neil Dewsnip’s side had previously seen off opposition from Qatar and Argentina in their first two games before returning to St. George’s Park for Monday evening's match.

And Ian Poveda-Ocampo of Manchester City completed an impressive week with his third goal in three games to put England ahead after 11 minutes, having previously struck against both Qatar and Argentina.

Belarus kept the Young Lions at bay until after the break, when Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi doubled the advantage after 55 minutes.

The visitors made it an interesting end to the game when substitute Kirylenka Kiryl made it 2-1 in the 71st minute, but they couldn’t find an equaliser leaving Dewsnip and his players with plenty to be proud of after their week's work.

England: 1 Josef Bursik (Stoke City), 2 Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), 3 Jake Vokins (Southampton), 4 George McEachran (Chelsea), 5 Marc Guehi (Chelsea) (c), 6 Lewis Gibson (Everton), 7 Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Manchester City), 8 Alex Denny (Everton), 9 Danny Loader (Reading), 10 Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), 11 Callum Hudson-Odoi (Manchester City)

Substitutes: 13 William Crellin (Fleetwood Town) for Bursik 46, 16 Adam Wilson (Newcastle United) for Gallagher 63, 15 Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City) for Gibson 63, 14 Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur) for McEachran 80, 17 Callum Wright (Leicester City) for Poveda-Ocampo 80

Substitutes not used: 12 Steven Sessegnon (Fulham), 22 Solomon Brynn (Middlesbrough)

Goals: Ian Poveda-Ocampo 11, Callum Hudson-Odoi 55

Cautions: George McEachran 70

Head coach: Neil Dewsnip

By FA Staff