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A memorable night in Telford for the Young Lions as they see off the South Americans

Tuesday 16 Oct 2018
Alex Mighten strikes the Young Lions ahead against Brazil

England U17s made it three wins out of three games this week, after an impressive 3-1 victory over Brazil in Telford.

Steve Cooper’s side, who had previously beaten USA and Russia in recent days, had too much for their South American opponents in front of over 3000 fans at the New Bucks Head Stadium.

It took the Young Lions just six minutes to break the deadlock, when Alex Mighten had too much for his marker in the area before finishing well with a low drive to give England a perfect start.

The Young Lions line-up to face Brazil in Telford

The lead only lasted six minutes though, as Antonio Fiahlo de Carvalho Neto scrambled home after England hadn’t managed to clear a Brazilian corner.

But England regained the lead just before the break when a slick passing move ended with Haydon Roberts breaking into the box and picking out Sam Greenwood, who calmly finished to make it 2-1.

Brazil will feel they should have levelled again, but they let England off the hook seconds before half time as captain Reinier Jesus Carvalho mishit his shot from six yards.

They were punished five minutes after the restart too, as Morgan Rogers broke clear to smash a shot through the goalkeeper’s legs to make it 3-1 and seal a memorable win for Cooper’s side to end a positive week as they continue to prepare for next March's Euro elite round.

Morgan Rogers celebrates his goal, which made it 3-1 to England

England: 1 Louie Molden (Manchester City) (c), 2 Valentino Livramento (Chelsea), 3 Haydon Roberts (Brighton & Hove Albion), 4 Miguel Azeez (Arsenal), 5 Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City), 6 Teden Mengi (Manchester United), 7 Alexander Mighten (Nottingham Forest), 8 Yunus Musah (Arsenal), 9 Sam Greenwood (Arsenal), 10 Fabio Carvalho (Fulham), 11 Morgan Rogers (West Bromwhich Albion)

Substitutes: 19 Dennis Cirkin (Tottenham Hotspur) for Roberts, 20 Harvey Elliott (Fulham) for Mighten, 12 Ben Knight (Manchester City) for Carvalho, 14 Joseph Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic) for Greenwood, 16 Jensen Weir (Wigan Athletic) for Rogers, 15 Joseph Hodge (Manchester City) for Livramento

Substitutes not used: 13 James Trafford (Manchester City) (GK), 17 Nathan Wood-Gordon (Middlesborough), 18 Armstrong Oko-Flex (Celtic), 22 Serine Sanneh (West Ham United) (GK)

Goals: Alexander Mighten 6, 9 Sam Greenwood 41, Morgan Rogers 50

Head coach: Steve Cooper

Brazil: 1 Gabriel Roberto Pereira, 3 Henri Marinho dos Santos, 4 Gabriel Rodrigues Noga, 5 Kawan Gabriel da Silva, 6 Eduardo Pinto de Jesus, 7 Gabriel Veron Fonseca de Souza, 10 Reinier Jesus Carvalho, 13 Yan Bueno Couto, 17 Antonio Fialho de Carvalho Neto, 18 Ivonei Junior da Silva Rabelo, 20 Kaio Jorge Pinto Ramos

Head coach: Guilherme Dalla Dea

Attendance: 3,144

By Callum Davies at AFC Telford