England MU20s got their week underway on Thursday afternoon with a 2-2 draw against Italy in Parma.
Keith Downing’s side made a great start to the game, played at Parma FC’s Ennio Tardini Stadium, as Angel Gomes put them ahead from the spot after 22 minutes.
And the Manchester United youngster doubled the advantage less than a minute later with a fine goal to put England in control.
But when Italy pulled one back from the penalty spot just before half time via Gianluca Frabotta of Juventus, which gave the hosts impetus going into the second period.
They found a leveller four minutes after the restart, with Manolo Portanova netting to ensure it finished all square.
The Young Lions now return to England, where they will take on Czech Republic at Peterborough United on Monday evening.TICKETS: ENGLAND U20S V CZECH REP
England: 1 Josef Bursik (Accrington Stanley, loan from Stoke City), 2 Tariq Lamptey (Chelsea), 3 Brandon Williams (Manchester United), 4 Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town), 5 Joel Latibeaudiere (FC Twente, loan from Manchester City) (c), 6 Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), 7 Luke Bolton (Luton Town, loan from Manchester City), 8 Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), 9 Danny Loader (Reading), 10 Angel Gomes (Manchester United), 11 Jack Clarke (Tottenham Hotspur)
Substitutes: 18 Ryan Giles (Shrewsbury Town, loan from Wolves) for Bolton 72, 15 Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Manchester City) for Clarke 72, 16 Jonathan Leko (Charlton Athletic, loan from WBA) for Loader 76, 17 Callum Slattery (Southampton) for Downes 83, 14 Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) for Gomes 83
Substitutes: 12 Nathan Ferguson (WBA), 13 Tom McGill (Brighton & Hove Albion), 22 Billy Crellin (Fleetwood Town)
Head coach: Keith Downing
Goals: Angel Gomes (23, 24)