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England U19s enjoy 2-1 victory away in Belgium, but U20s slip to defeat against Dutch

Monday 10 Sep 2018
England U19s played Belgium in Tubize on Monday afternoon, where they won 2-1

England U19s ended their week with a win, following a 2-1 victory over Belgium on Monday afternoon.

Keith Downing’s side, who beat the Netherlands by 4-1 at George’s Park last week, made the trip to the Belgian national football centre in Tubize for the game.

And goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Stephen Walker, either side of a Belgian equaliser, secured an impressive ten days’ work for the Young Lions who start their U19 Euro qualifiers in November.

They will be back in action next month when they face a trip to Portugal and a home game with Macedonia.

The U20s didn’t have quite the same fortunes across the border in the Netherlands, where they slipped to a 3-1 defeat in Katwijk.

Paul Simpson’s team made a dream start to the game when Eddie Nketiah put the Young Lions in front after just seven minutes.

But the Dutch staged a second-half comeback, kick-started by Tahith Chong’s 62nd minute equaliser and followed up by Dylan Vente’s goal in the 75th minute.

With England chasing an equaliser, the hosts made it 3-1 with two minutes remaining through Ferdy Kadioglu.

Next month, Simpson's squad will face Italy at AFC Flyde before travelling to Czech Republic for their second game.


England U20s: 1 Nathan Trott (West Ham United), 3 Tom Pearce (Leeds United), 4 Ronaldo Vieira (Sampdoria), 5 Easah Suliman (Essen, loan from Aston Villa), 6 Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town, loan from Chelsea), 7 Chris Willock (Benfica), 8 Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough), 9 Ben Brereton (Blackburn Rovers, loan from Nottingham Forest), 10 Marcus Edwards (Excelsior, loan from Tottenham Hotspur), 11 Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), 12 Reece James (Wigan Athletic, loan from Chelsea).

Substitutes: Joe Willock (Arsenal) for Brereton 69, George Hirst (Leuven) for Edwards 69, Jay Dasilva (Bristol City, loan from Chelsea) for Pearce 84, Elliot Embleton for Tavernier 84

Head coach: Paul Simpson

Goals: Eddie Nketiah 7

England U19s: 1 Billy Crellin (FC United of Manchester, loan from Fleetwood), 2 Tariq Lamptey (Chelsea), 4 George McEachran (Chelsea), 3 Max Aarons (Norwich City), 5 Nathan Ferguson (WBA), 6 Jon Panzo (AS Monaco), 7 Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Manchester City), 9 Stephen Walker (Middlesbrough), 10 Phil Foden (Manchester City), 8 Rekeem Harper (WBA), 11 Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)

Substitutes: 13 Curtis Anderson (Manchester City) for Crellin 46, 12 Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers) for Foden 46, 14 Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur) for Panzo 67, 15 Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) for Hudson-Odoi 80, 16 Angel Gomes (Manchester United) for McEachran 80, 17 Danny Loader (Reading) for Walker 80, 18 Jake Vokins (Southampton) for Ocampo 89

Substitutes not used: 20 Joe Bursik (Hednesford Town, loan from Stoke),  21 Nya Kirby (Crystal Palace), 19 Steve Sessegnon (Fulham).

Head coach: Keith Downing

Goals: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Stephen Walker

By FA Staff