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Young Lions round off Marbella trip with a 4-0 win over Ukraine

Monday 10 Feb 2020
Lewis Dobbin grabbed a brace as Kevin Betsy's side beat Ukraine 4-0 in Marbella

England MU17s made it two wins and a draw from their trip to Marbella as they comfortably beat Ukraine by 4-0. 

The match on Monday afternoon was a rematch of the 0-0 opener in Spain on Thursday 6 February but Kevin Betsy's side proved too strong for Ukraine this time around.

Louie Barry, who rounded off the scoring in England's 4-2 victory over Russia on Saturday, opened the scoring this time putting the Young Lions ahead in the 27th minute.

Two minutes later Lewis Dobbin, who also netted against Russia, doubled England's lead before adding a third with 20 minutes to play making it three in two games for the Crystal Palace forward. 

And it was up to substitute Amadou Diallo to add a fourth and put the game beyond doubt as Betsy's side head home from Spain undefeated. 

The three friendly results will be a key part of England’s preparation for their UEFA U17 EURO elite round qualifiers, which will be played in March.

Betsy’s side will face Georgia, Romania and hosts Belgium in Group 6 as they look to qualify for this summer’s tournament in Estonia.

England: 22 Matthew Cox (AFC Wimbledon), 2 Nohan Kenneh (Leeds United), 3 Imari Samuels (Reading), 5 Fedel Ross Lang (Manchester City), 6 Jarell Quansah (Liverpool), 7 Nile John (Tottenham Hotspur), 8 Aaron Ramsey (Aston Villa), 9 Lewis Dobbin (Everton), 11 Louie Barry (Aston Villa), 17 Omari Hutchinson (Arsenal), 20 Derrick Abu (Chelsea)

Substitutes: 13 Teddy Sharman-Lowe (Burton Albion) for Cox 46, 14 Amadou Diallo (West Ham United) for Abu 56, 19 Ethan Ingram (West Bromwich Albion) for Samuels 56, 4 Harvey Vale (Chelsea) for John 56, 21 Fionin Mooney (Crystal Palace) for Dobbin 71, 16 James Sweet (Arsenal) for Ramsey 71, 15 Abdul Abdulmalik (Millwall) for Barry 71, 18 Ayman Benarous (Bristol City) for Hutchinson 71, 12 Nelson Abbey (Reading) for Kenneh 87

Substitutes not used: 10 Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)

Head coach: Kevin Betsy

By Tom Dean