Liverpool starlet Jarell Quansah scores late winner to send England to U19s Euro Final
A late header from Liverpool starlet Jarell Quansah was enough to send the England Under-19s to the final of the European Championships.
England Under-19s beat Italy Under-19s on Tuesday (28 June) with goals from Quansah and Alex Scott being enough to send the Young Lions to the final.
England went 1-0 down in the 12th minute, after Arsenal full-back, Brooke Norton-Cuffy fouled Juventus midfielder in the penalty area, and the Italian converted the subsequent spot-kick.
However, the Young Lions were level just after half time, after Bristol City’s Alex Scott emphatically headed in the equaliser from a corner.
Brentford’s Matthew Cox had to make a fine save in the 73rd minute from Tommasso Baldanzi to keep it England level.
However, Ian Foster’s team eventually went ahead, when Liverpool’s Quansah got onto the end of captain Harvey Vale’s left-footed corner and headed in from close range in the 81st minute.
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The young guns had to endure some late pressure, with seven minutes of stoppage time, but held on to advance to the finals in Slovakia.
England will now face the winner of France and Israel in the final on Friday.
The Young Lions have had a very impressive tournament so far, and have been dominant since the beginning for the tournament earlier this month.
They have won all four of their games, scoring nine times and conceding just once.
Aston Villa’s Carney Chukwuemeka has been the standout player for England so far as his performances in midfield have shone in this promising, young team.
The dynamic midfielder made 12 Premier League appearances this season and is the subject of transfer interest from a host of clubs, namely Borussia Dortmund.
The Young Lions will give themselves a good chance of going all the way and replicating the famous England under-17 squad’s international victory in the World Cup in India in 2017.
In other Liverpool news, multiple enquiries have been made for Liverpool’s Sepp van den Berg.