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Young Lions end Euro trip with three wins from three after victory in Austria

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019
England MU18s have beaten Poland, Slovakia and Austria this month

England MU18s ended their mini tour of Europe with a third successive victory, after beating Austria on Tuesday evening.

Goals from Joe Gelhardt, Yunus Musah and Jeremy Sarmiento sealed victory for Ian Foster’s Young Lions, who had previously turned over the U19 sides of Poland and Slovakia.

And they got off to a great start in Leobersdorf when Gelhardt struck England ahead in the first minute.

The hosts equalised via Bernhard Zimmermann in the 19th minute before Musah restored England’s advantage just before half time.

England enjoyed the better of the game in terms of possession and chances, but Austria found a way back into the game with a second goal and it looked as though it was going to end all square.

But when substitute Sarmiento picked the ball up in the 77th minute and embarked on a strong run forward, his finish saw him smash the ball home from the edge of the box to secure a memorable victory.

England: 13 Nathan Broome (Stoke City), 5 Haydon Roberts (Brighton & Hove Albion), 8 Yunus Musah (Valencia), 9 Joe Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic), 11 Morgan Rogers (Manchester City), 12 Jeriel Dorsett (Reading), 14 Jensen Weir (Wigan Athletic), 15 Teden Mengi (Manchester United), 16 Dejan Tetek (Reading), 18 Alex Mighten (Nottingham Forest), 20 Fabio Carvalho (Fulham)

Substitutes: 22 Harvey Cartwright (Hull City) for Broome 46, 19 Sam Greenwood (Arsenal) for Gelhardt, 17 Jeremy Sarmiento (Benfica) for Mighten 46, 10 Cole Palmer (Manchester City) for Tetek 46, 7 Nonso Madueke (PSV Eindhoven) for Rogers 46, 4 Miguel Azeez (Arsenal) for Carvalho 46, 6 Nathan Wood (Middlesbrough) for Musah 90,

Substitutes not used: 1 James Trafford (Manchester City), 2 Luke Matheson (Rochdale), 3 Matt Bondswell (RB Leipzig)

Head coach: Ian Foster

Goals: Joe Gelhardt 1, Yunus Musah 42, Jeremy Sarmiento 77

By FA Staff