England crowned U20WC champions

England crowned U20WC champions

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored and Freddie Woodman saved a penalty as England beat Venezuela 1-0 to win the Under-20 World Cup on Sunday, ending the nation’s 51-year wait for a global trophy.

Everton striker Calvert-Lewin became only the third England player to score in a World Cup final after Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters in 1966 – the last time England won a world title at any level.

England captain Lewis Cook, who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth, received the trophy from Fifa president Gianni Infantino before hoisting it high above his head to spark frenzied celebrations from England’s Young Lions.

After Calvert-Lewin’s goal on 35 minutes, Cook’s side withstood a ferocious second-half onslaught in Suwon, South Korea, with goalkeeper Woodman dramatically saving Adalberto Penaranda spot-kick 16 minutes from the end.

“We really had to battle that second half, Venezuela put us under so much pressure but the players defended for their lives,” said England coach Paul Simpson.

“At the end of the game, when the referee blew that whistle, we knew we are the world champions,” he added. “We’ve waited 51 years to be able to say that again as an England team.

“It’s an incredible feeling and I don’t think it will ever go away.”

There were extra celebrations as England striker Dominic Solanke, who is newly signed for Liverpool from Chelsea, was awarded the Golden Ball for player of the tournament. For more informations Click on this link https://www.supersport.com/football/fifa-u20-world-cup/news/170611/England_crowned_U20WC_champions