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Young Lions win U18s tournament in Spain after final-day victory over Belgium

Monday 19 Nov 2018
Tyreece John-Jules celebrates scoring the opener against Belgium

England U18s ended their week in Spain with a 3-1 win over Belgium at the Pinatar Arena sealing a tournament victory.

Neil Dewsnip’s squad ended the trip on top of the group with seven points, following their win over Republic of Ireland on Saturday and last week’s draw with Netherlands.

And it’s also been a good trip for striker Tyreece John-Jules, who scored in both of the previous games before the Arsenal man put England ahead in the 18th minute.

The Young Lions had to wait until the second half before Faustino Anjorin of Chelsea doubled their lead in the 51st minute.

They didn’t have to wait long for a third either, as Arvin Appiah added another goal in the 52nd minute.

Belgium pulled a goal back soon after, but the damage was done and the Young Lions made sure of a winning end to 2018.

The team line-up for the final game of the week, and 2018, for the U18s

England U18s: 1 Luca Ashby-Hammond (Fulham), 2 Vontae Daley-Campbell (Arsenal), 4 Clinton Mola (Chelsea), 6 Nathaniel Ogbeta (Manchester City) (C), 7 Arvin Appiah (Nottingham Forest), 8 Faustino Anjorin (Chelsea), 9 Tyreece John-Jules (Arsenal), 11 Curtis Jones (Liverpool), 12 Luis Binks (Tottenham Hotspur), 15 Bali Mumba (Sunderland), 16 Daniel Adshead (Rochdale)

Substitutes: 3 Luke Thomas (Leicester City) for Daley-Campbell 46, 14 Folarin Balogun (Arsenal) for John-Jules 49, 17 Paris Maghoma (Tottenham Hotspur) for Adshead 45, 5 Pascal Kpohmouh (Southampton) for Ogbeta 58, 19 Morgan Whittaker (Derby County) for Jones 58, 10 Anthony Gordon (Everton) for Appiah 72, 18 J'Neil Lloyd-Bennett (Tottenham Hotspur) for Anjorin 72

Substitutes not used: 13 Marcus Dewhurst (Sheffield United), 22 Arthur Okonkwo (Arsenal)

Head coach: Neil Dewsnip

Goals: Tyreece John-Jules 18, Faustino Anjorin 51, Arvin Appiah 52

By FA Staff