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Goals from George Hirst and Elliot Embleton see Paul Simpson's side to victory at SGP

Thursday 06 Sep 2018
George Hirst celebrates his opening goal against the Swiss at St.George's Park

England U20s got their new campaign off to a winning start on Thursday afternoon, with a 2-0 victory over Switzerland at St. George’s Park.

Paul Simpson’s squad have been in camp at the national football centre all week in preparation for their two games this month.

And they didn’t have to wait long to get into the groove, as George Hirst put the Young Lions ahead after just four minutes.

The advantage was doubled on the hour mark when Elliot Embleton, currently on loan at Grimsby Town from Sunderland, added his name to the scoresheet to complete the scoring.

Simpson and his squad will now head to Katwijk, where they will face a match against the Netherlands on Monday evening.

England: 1 Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), 2 Tom Edwards (Stoke City), 3 Jay Dasilva (Bristol City, loan from Chelsea), 4 Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion), 5 Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), 6 Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City), 7 Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim, loan from Arsenal), 8 Joe Willock (Arsenal), 9 George Hirst (OH Leuven), 10 Elliot Embleton (Grimsby Town, loan from Sunderland), 11 Adam Lewis (Liverpool).

Substitutes: 20 Chris Willock (Benfica) for Nelson 70

Substitutes not used: 12 Reece James (Wigan Athletic, loan from Chelsea), 13 Nathan Trott (West Ham United), 14 Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town, loan from Chelsea), 15 Tom Pearce (Leeds United), 16 Ronaldo Vieira (Sampdoria), 17 Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough), 18 Easah Suliman (Emmen, loan from Aston Villa), 19 Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), 21 Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers, loan from Nottingham Forest), 22 Will Huffer (Leeds United), 23 Marcus Edwards (Excelsior, loan from Tottenham Hotspur)

Goals: George Hirst 4, Elliot Embleton 60

Head coach: Paul Simpson

By FA Staff