Men's Under 21s
Men's Under 21s

Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson score as England U21s win opening Euro qualifier

Friday 06 Sep 2019
Reiss Nelson scored the winner in England U21s' opening Euro qualifier

Two goals in as many second-half minutes helped England come from behind to defeat Turkey in their opening Euro U21 qualifier.

Leeds United loanee Eddie Nketiah gave Aidy Boothroyd’s side an early lead but Dogukan Sinik replied midway through the first half and Mert Muldur edged the hosts in front shortly after the restart.

Nketiah levelled on 74 minutes after some good work by Phil Foden, and Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson completed the comeback with a deflected strike just 60 seconds later.

It means the Young Lions open their Group 3 campaign with a victory – and next up is table-toppers Kosovo, who have won their opening two matches, in Hull on Tuesday.


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England (4-3-3): 1 Aaron Ramsdale (AFC Bournemouth); 2 Max Aarons (Norwich City), 15 Marc Guehi (Chelsea), 3 Jonathan Panzo (Cercle Bruges, loan from Monaco), 11 Steven Sessegnon (Fulham); 6 Tom Davies (capt; Everton), 4 Trevoh Chalobah (Huddersfield Town, loan from Chelsea), 8 Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers); 10 Phil Foden (Manchester City), 9 Eddie Nketiah (Leeds United, loan from Arsenal), 7 Reiss Nelson (Arsenal).

Substitutes: 23 Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) for Sessegnon 59, 19 Rhian Brewster (Liverpool) for Nelson 79, 5 Ben Godfrey (Norwich City) for Gibbs-White 81.

Substitutes not used: 22 Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), 12 Omar Richards (Reading), 16 Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur), 17 Todd Cantwell (Norwich City), 18 James Justin (Leicester City), 20 Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers).

Goals: Nketiah 4, 74, Nelson 75

Bookings: Davies 40, Aarons 86

Head coach: Aidy Boothroyd

By FA Staff