Euro U19 Championship: England Lift Title After Dramatic 2-1 Win Over Portugal In Final (Video)

Alan Duffy

15th, July 2017


England youth’s terrific summer contined on Saturday with Keith Downing’s side lifting the European U19 title courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Portugal in the final in Georgia.

Aston Villa’s Easah Suliman opened the score for England, heading home soon after half-time.

However, Portugal drew level soon after when Chelsea’s Dujon Sterling somehow volleyed into his own net.

England’s hopes of sealing the victory were made harder when Fulham’s Tayo Edun was sent off for a second yellow card, leaving the Young Lions a man short for the final nine minutes.

However, Man City starlet Lukas Nmecha was duly on hand to win the game for the English, courtesy of a routine tap-in in the 68th minute…

The win made it three titles in two months for England’s youngsters, following victories in both the Under-20 World Cup and Toulon Tournament.

With England also making it to the semi-finals of the European U21 Championship in Poland this summer, the future is looking very bright indeed for English football.

Here’s the victorious England U19 side. Remember their names!

Aaron Ramsdale (Gk) – Bournemouth, Dujon Sterling – Chelsea, Jay Dasilva – Chelsea, Tayo Edun – Fulham, Easah Suliman – Aston Villa, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts – Manchester City, Andre Dozzell – Ipswich Town, Mason Mount – Chelsea, Ryan Sessegnon – Fulham, Lukas Nmecha – Manchester City, Darnell Johnson – Leicester City.

Subs: Nathan Trott – West Ham United, Ben Brereton – Nottingham Forest, Marcus Edwards – Tottenham Hotspur, Josh Dasilva – Arsenal, Jacob Maddox – Chelsea, Reece James – Chelsea