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Paul Simpson's Young Lions beat U19 EURO qualifying hosts North Macedonia by 5-0

Saturday 16 Nov 2019
Paul Simpson has led the Young Lions to two wins from two in Euro Qualifying so far this week

England MU19s made it two wins from two in U19 EURO qualifying on Saturday, with a 5-0 victory over group hosts North Macedonia.

The Young Lions had seen off Luxembourg in their opening game on Wednesday and followed that up with another convincing result in Skopje.

Paul Simpson's men had to wait until four minutes before the break before they took the lead though, with captain Tommy Doyle of Manchester City putting them ahead.

And Everton forward Anthony Gordon doubled the advantage nine minutes into the second half.

Tommy Doyle strikes a free-kick in Skopje

A quickfire double from Manchester United midfielder Jimmy Garner followed, before Bukayo Saka put some extra gloss on the scoreline with a late goal.

The Young Lions will now round off their qualifying fixtures on Tuesday afternoon when they play Bosnia & Herzegovina.

England: 1 Luca Ashby-Hammond (Fulham), 2 Ethan Laird (Manchester United), 3 Luke Thomas (Leicester City), 4 Tommy Doyle (Manchester City) (c), 5 Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City), 6 Clinton Mola (Chelsea), 7 Arvin Appiah (Almeria), 8 James Garner (Manchester United), 9 Tyreece John-Jules (Arsenal), 11 Anthony Gordon (Everton), 19 Sonny Hilton (Fulham)

Substitutes: 15 Xavier Amaechi (Hamburg) for Appiah 59, 16 Bobby Duncan (Fiorentina) for Hilton 63, 14 Paris Maghoma (Tottenham Hotspur) for Doyle 77, 12 Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) for Gordon 77

Substitutes not used: 13 Marcus Dewhurst (Guiseley, loan from Sheffield United), 10 Faustino Anjorin (Chelsea), 18 Valentino Livramento (Chelsea), 20 Lee Buchanan (Derby County)

Head coach: Paul Simpson

Goals: Tommy Doyle 41, Anthony Gordon 54, James Garner 72, 79, Bukayo Saka 86.

Cautions: Sonny Hilton 37, Anthony Gordon 45, James Garner 90

By Nicholas Veevers