Euro U21s: England 1-3 Norway – Pearce’s Protégés Exit Finals With A Whimper (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

8th, June 2013


By Alan Duffy

England 1-3 Norway – UEFA Euro U21 Finals – 8th June 2013

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Stuart Pearce’s England youngsters produced a feeble performance against Norway on Saturday, going down by a 3-1 scoreline, a result which sees them go out of the tournament with barely even a whimper.

Craig Dawson netted the Three Lions’ consolation goal in the second-half, courtesy of a spot-kick, after Fredrik Semb Berge, Jo Inge Berget and Magnus Wolff Eikrem had already put the game to bed.

A pacy forward line of Wilfried Zaha, Nathan Redmond and Tom Ince failed to click as England produced a dismal display.

Surely it’s time for the out-dated Pearce to go and a new, more progressive U21 boss to come in?



Photos: PA

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  1. Philipp says:

    sooner or later these poor english lads with notice that they will never ever win a thing with oligarchs, sheikhs and other morons owing their football clubs. nothing will happen until they stop blowing money out on brazilians from donezk. no english youngster will ever get a serious chance of european competition… no cup will ever go to an english national team… until this ugly fairytale ends!

  2. philipp says:

    in case there are other mistakes, blame it on the beer i had =)
    good night from continental europe!

  3. Jesus says:


    Spot on!

  4. Big Statue Of Jesus Navas says:

    Totally agree with this. I’ve been a season ticket holder at my local non-league club for a number of years now – it’s just as entertaining and doesn’t annoy the beans out of me like the PL does. Unfortunately, all the while most of this country is obsessed with having “the most entertaining league in the world”, so that we can go on glory supporting the team “my Grandad went to once”, things will not change.
    Norway looked comfortable yesterday. They had three shots on target, 30% possession and resorted to hoofing the ball clear from defence a number of times. That’s how bad England were; the penalty was a soft one too. We’re doomed, Cap’n.

  5. Chris says:

    As much as I’m loathe to talk ill of the man, for Psycho it seems that shouting = tactics.

  6. […] not engrossed by the action as bottom-of-the-group England flibbled out of the European U21 Championships against the vastly superior Norway last night, the result was such a foregone conclusion that this […]

  7. Alan Duffy says:

    and PASSION = talent

  8. Thomas K says:

    Uhm, Chris.. Those highlights are from the qualifier to the EC, not from the actual EC ;)

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