Sunday, 11 June 2017

England win U20 World Cup after 1-0 win over Venezuela

England U20s have won the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Venezuela - their first win on the global stage since 1966.
The winning goal was scored by Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the 35th minute of the final in Suwon, South Korea, while Venezuela had a penalty saved and both sides hit the woodwork.

It was the first time an England side had reached a world final since Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Geoff Hurst and company won the Jules Rimet Trophy at Wembley in 1966.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is mobbed by his England teammates after scoring the opening goal

In a dramatic, open game, Paul Simpson's Young Lions were indebted to Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, who saved a penalty from Venezuela's Adalberto Penaranda 16 minutes from the end.

England started brightly and had the first chance when Dominic Solanke fluffed his shot after a defensive blunder put him through on the Venezuela goalkeeper.

England continued to press, with Ademola Lookman forcing a flying save from Wuilker Farinez with a fierce shot from outside the area.

England's players celebrated in front of their fans in the stadium

SKY     News.