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Young Lions start U19 EURO qualifying with victory over Luxembourg in Skopje

Wednesday 13 Nov 2019
England MU19s enjoyed victory in their first game of November in Skopje

England MU19s kicked-off their U19 EURO qualifying campaign with a comprehensive 4-0 win against Luxembourg on Wednesday afternoon.

Paul Simpson’s side are in North Macedonia for the first round stage of this season’s Championship, which concludes with the Finals in Northern Ireland next summer.

And an early goal from Taylor Harwood-Bellis set them on their way after a set-piece from his Manchester City team-mate and captain Tommy Doyle.

A quickfire double from Fiorentina's Bobby Duncan around the half-hour mark ensured a comfortable lead at half time, thanks to assists from Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Hamburg’s Xavier Ameachi respectively.

The flow of goals was steadied after the break, with Amaechi’s 75th minute strike to make it 4-0 proving to be the last of the goals.

The Young Lions will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, when they face the hosts North Macedonia at their national football centre in Skopje.

England: 1 Luca Ashby-Hammond (Fulham), 4 Thomas Doyle (Manchester City) (C), 5 Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City), 10 Faustino Anjorin (Chelsea), 12 Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), 14 Paris Maghoma (Tottenham Hotspur), 15 Xavier Amaechi (Hamburg), 16 Bobby Duncan (Fiorentina), 17 Ajibola Alese (Accrington Stanley, loan from West Ham), 18 Valentino Livramento (Chelsea), 20 Lee Buchanan (Derby County).

Substitutes: 6 Clinton Mola (Chelsea) for Alese 46, 8 James Garner (Manchester United) for Doyle 62, 2 Ethan Laird (Manchester United) for Harwood-Bellis 62, 11 Anthony Gordon (Everton) for Saka 71

Substitute not used: 3 Luke Thomas (Leicester City), 7 Arvin Appiah (Almeria), 9 Tyreece John-Jules (Arsenal), 13 Marcus Dewhurst (Guiseley, loan from Sheffield United), 19 Sonny Hilton (Fulham)

Head coach: Paul Simpson

Goals: Taylor Harwood-Bellis 7, Bobby Duncan 29, 32, Xavier Amaechi 75

By FA Staff