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Kevin Betsy off to a winning start at Syrenka Cup in Poland with big win over Finland

Monday 09 Sep 2019
Kevin Betsy took charge of the MU17s for the first time on Friday

England MU17s kicked-off the Syrenka Tournament in Poland with a resounding 5-0 win over Finland on Friday.

Goals from captain Jamal Musiala, a double from Louie Barry and goals from Jude Bellingham and Xavier Simons ensured Kevin Betsy picked up his first win as new U17s head coach.

The first goal came when Musiala latched onto a diagonal pass into the box before finishing with confidence in the 38th minute.

Barry then turned home from close range just before half time to put England into a two-goal lead at the break.

It took a while in the second half before the flow of goals came, with Bellingham netting in the 80th minute after a neat move around the Finnish box presented the Birmingham City youngster with a chance.

 

A great 5-0 win in their Syrenka Cup opener for our #YoungLions, who now take on Austria this afternoon.

Check out this team goal from the victory against Finland 👏 pic.twitter.com/jakr1mehX4

The fourth came from Barry, who calmly side-footed home in a crowded area after England had worked the ball into the box via a free-kick routine.

The best was saved until last though, as a flowing team move saw the Young Lions move the ball between the thirds before Simons emphatically finished a thumping volley to complete the scoring.

England: 1 Coniah Boyce-Clarke, 2 Nohan Kenneh, 4 Xavier Simons, 7 Lewis Dobbin, 9 Louie Barry, 10 Jamal Musiala (C), 11 Harvey Elliott, 15 Jadan Raymond, 16 Jarell Quansah, 20 Zane Monlouis, 22 Imari Samuels

Substitutes: 8 Jude Bellingham for Musiala 71, 17 Tyler Onyango for Dobbin 78

Substitutes not used: 3 James Norris, 5 CJ Egan-Riley, 6 Levi Colwill, 12 Finley Burns, 13 Adam Richardson (GK), 14 Samuel Iling-Junior, 18 Aaron Ramsey, 19 Liam Delap, 21 Rico Richards

Head coach: Kevin Betsy

Goals: Jamal Musiala 38, Louie Barry 44 & 83, Jude Bellingham 80, Xavier Simons 88

By Nicholas Veevers