Saturday 21 October 2017

England’s under-19s reached the European Championship final with a world-class buzzer-beating goal

Another football tournament, another story of success for an England youth team.

(David Davies/PA)
(David Davies/PA)

By Max McLean

England’s under-19s not only reached the final of the European Championships in style, but did so with only two seconds to spare as well.

Heading for extra time in their semi-final against the Czech Republic, Marcus Edwards cleverly worked some space to run into before finding Lukas Nmecha in the box, and the result was a stunning goal.

Just check the clock when the ball crosses the line.

Two seconds left.

The last-minute winner means that England will face Portugal in the final on Saturday, and continues an unusually successful summer for the Three Lions.

The under-20s won the World Cup, a Young Lions side won the Toulon Tournament, and the under-21s reached the semi-finals of their own European Championships.

Can the under-19s add further silverware to the trophy cabinet?

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