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Young Lions come back from behind to beat Austria and secure Syrenka Cup Final spot

Sunday 08 Sep 2019

England MU17s secured their place in the Syrenka Cup Final with a 4-2 win over Austria on Sunday afternoon.

Kevin Betsy's team had to come from behind in the game too, after a 14th minute strike from Austria's Coco had opened the scoring after they had won possession back in the England half.

But Rico Richards drew England level with a close-range finish, before Liam Delap’s low strike from the egde of the area put them ahead.

Captain Jude Bellingham’s follow-up, after the Austian goalkeeper had denied Delap ensured a 3-1 lead going into the second half.

Delap's second of the game, a fine volley from James Norris’s cross, made it 4-1 in the 70th minute, before Austria pulled a goal back seven minutes later.

England did finish the game with ten men, after substitute Xavier Simons picked up two late cautions.

The Young Lions will now face Poland in the competition's final on Tuesday afternoon (3pm BST)

England: 13 Adam Richardson, 3 James Norris, 5 CJ Egan-Riley, 6 Levi Colwill, 8 Jude Bellingham (C), 12 Finley Burns, 14 Samuel Iling-Junior, 17 Tyler Onyango, 18 Aaron Ramsey, 19 Liam Delap, 21 Rico Richards

Substitutes: 4 Xavier Simons for Bellingham 73, 2 Nohan Kenneh for Ramsey 88, 20 Zane Monlouis for Richards 90

Substitutes not used: 1 Coniah Boyce-Clarke, 7 Lewis Dobbin, 9 Louie Barry, 10 Jamal Musiala, 11 Harvey Elliott, 15 Jadan Raymond, 16 Jarell Quansah, 22 Imari Samuels

Goals: Rico Richards 33, Liam Delap 35 & 70, Jude Bellingham 42

Cautions: Xavier Simons 77 & 89

By Nicholas Veevers