England's next game at the U20 World Cup is against high-flying hosts South Korea in Suwon on Friday, kick off at 11:45 am BST, with live coverage on Eurosport 2.
England sit 2nd in Group A with 4 points after 2 games, and are well positioned to advance to the Round of 16. South Korea won both their games, against Guinea (3-0) and Argentina (2-1), who are bottom of the group.
Members of Everton's five-man contingent should again play a significant part in proceedings: Jonjoe Kenny and Calum Connolly playing both games in full, while front men, Ademola Lookman, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, and Kieran Dowell have been rotated.
The top two teams in each of six groups advance, along with the four 3rd-place teams having the best records.Update: England win 1-0 through a superb goal made by Jonjoe Kenny and slotted home by Kieran Dowell.
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1 Posted 26/05/2017 at 08:58:25
I also expect Dowell and Calvert-Lewin starting along with Kenny and Connolly, with Lookman benched.
2 Posted 26/05/2017 at 11:39:58
3 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:01:20
I think Jonjoe has picked up a lot of good habits regarding application off his father and will be delighted for the both of them when he eventually makes the grade with Everton; he's ready now!
4 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:12:21
5 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:17:48
But the Everton boys came good for the goal. Great play and cross on the right by Kenny, Dowell very calm side-foot finish, showing others how to do it.
6 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:17:51
7 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:28:01
8 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:29:25
Kenny has just kicked one off the line, and just seems like a natural successor to Seamus Coleman. Him and Lookman, both look very good
9 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:31:18
10 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:38:13
And no nonsense defending at the blunt end. Great clearance off the line one minute, another threatening overlap and cross at t'other end the next.
Looks a top top talent.
Lookman could have had a hat-trick! Promising that he keeps getting in these positions and that his head doesn't drop when he doesn't score. He keeps coming back for more.
11 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:49:17
Thanks for the updates, I can't find the game in my part of the world so it is greatly appreciated.
12 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:53:22
Good game against the hosts.
Everton boys all played well.
13 Posted 26/05/2017 at 13:55:08
14 Posted 26/05/2017 at 14:00:03
15 Posted 26/05/2017 at 14:04:46
Found this already a VERY short video with no replay of the goal.
The player giving the back heel flick is Dowell, the overlapping playing who runs on and puts in the cross is Kenny and, of course, not content with just playing the ball to Kenny that opened up the flank, it is Dowell who turns and runs into the box with a calm one-touch side-footed finish.
If you had seen the missed chances at the start of the 2nd half, you could understand better when I say Dowell showed others how to do it.
16 Posted 26/05/2017 at 14:18:37
That goal was a thing of beauty. I truly hope Dowell kicks on a bit for us because he is a remarkable talent.
17 Posted 26/05/2017 at 14:21:48
Kenny got MOM from the commentators: "I'm stunning at Kenny's performance, he's been absolutely amazing"
He also got one of the line and from the first to the last minute you'd see him getting between the two dead ball lines... first rate, on that form, I don't think he'll look out of place if needed for the first team.
I was very impressed... Dowell some nice through balls too, very precise.
Lookman very active and tricky, hit the post twice. DCL put himself about too.
Was actually a very good game to watch, even if I did have to get up at 6am to watch it!
18 Posted 26/05/2017 at 14:24:00
19 Posted 26/05/2017 at 14:40:13
Hopefully Koeman watched the game, or at least the highlights. We don't need Martina.
20 Posted 26/05/2017 at 14:49:07
21 Posted 26/05/2017 at 19:12:04
I found this Link with short highlights of the game. Lookman close on a few occasions. Dowell very cool and classy in taking his chance.
I can't see Martina being any better, even on a free.
22 Posted 26/05/2017 at 19:26:43
23 Posted 26/05/2017 at 20:11:29
Calvert-Lewin did well foraging up front while Dowell and Kenny combined really well throughout the game. Their work for the goal reminded me of Pienaar and Baines. Bar one slip when he allowed a pass to go out of play, Kenny had a faultless game. He looks as though he could play both as a traditional right back or as an attacking wing back. He has a turn of pace and times his runs to perfection.
As for Dowell his first time passing created numerous attacking situations. Although we have seen him score plenty of goals it is his passing ability which for me marks him out as an attacking midfield player of considerable potential. Unlike one of two of our current first team squad he does not dilly dally on the ball and is certainly effective on the 'productivity' front. Mostly he plays first touch stuff which moves the play forward and creates momentum. In this game he answered some of the criticism levelled at him over the last couple of years that he does not work hard enough tracking back. He certainly did that today, helping Kenny to stifle South Korea on that side of the pitch.
Kenny is from Kirkdale, Dowell from Town Green; a good combo produced on Merseyrail's Northern Line to Ormskirk.
24 Posted 26/05/2017 at 20:49:17
Billy from the nineties?
25 Posted 26/05/2017 at 21:13:50
I was encouraged by Lookman too. From the first time he took in Goodison, when he was introduced to the crowd, this young man has had an air about him. He's been lightweight but he's getting there and once he is built up and gets his eye in, I think he's going to be formidable.
Kenny is a natural right back and he looked that way against Norwich a year ago. He's got better and will continue to do so.
Perhaps I'm deluding myself, having been so depressed by Everton for so long now really, but today I caught a glimpse of the flair, freedom and joy which we've lacked for so long.
It was one game in an Under 20 tournament but that's how I want to see Everton play, right there in that Dowell goal.
26 Posted 26/05/2017 at 21:46:12
27 Posted 26/05/2017 at 23:20:39
28 Posted 27/05/2017 at 08:46:37
Jonjoe, lives less than 10 minutes from Goodison, and could be the first Everton player to walk to Goodison and play since his namesake used to do in the nineties.
His dad is a proper man, used to work till 3/4/5 am on a Sunday morning, get home for a couple of hours kip, and then get up to get his son to the footy. The man is a great example, works hard, trains everyday, and I was made up for him yesterday!
29 Posted 27/05/2017 at 09:15:25
Jonjoe looks to me like he could go into the full England squad very quickly once he gets first team football he injects defensive solidity with great dash and verve going forward and he seems to have a football brain on him too.
Cracking goal from Dowell another who, with Liam Walsh, could really kick on and break through next season.
30 Posted 27/05/2017 at 09:24:56
Good luck to him and all the England players in the rest of the tournament.
31 Posted 27/05/2017 at 17:22:32
He knows himself he can play, and so do his team-mates, who will appreciate him when he's on fire, and fucking hate him when the chips are down and they need him to graft that little bit harder!
32 Posted 28/05/2017 at 11:35:44
Lookman was unlucky not to score a couple, all the blue youngsters played well.
33 Posted 28/05/2017 at 16:36:45
Kenny was outstanding at right back, getting MotM. A real good impression of Gary Neville in his pomp. He impressed immensely.
The other Everton lads did well. I hope to see them in the Europa League.
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