England U20s draw with Guinea

Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 4comments  |  Jump to most recent

England could only manage a 1-1 draw against Guinea in second game of their U20 World Cup campaign, after a freak own-goal denied them victory.

Everton's full contingent took part, with Kenny, Connolly and Lookman starting; Calvert-Lewin and Dowell coming on as substitutes, one of those replace being Ademola Lookman.

The tight match seemed to have been won by an excellent strike from distance by Bournemouth's Lewis Cook but Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori attempted a hurried backpass from just inside his own half but watched it bobble past off-guard goalkeeper Dean Henderson into the England net.

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Brian Wilkinson
1 Posted 23/05/2017 at 20:39:39
Finished 1 all Lewis Cook scored for England, shortly followed by one of the most bizarre own goals you will ever see from just inside his own half, England defender Tomori turned and wellies it back with the goalie stranded wrong side of his goal kicking in vain to try and get a boot on it to no avail.

Sure it will be on YouTube somewhere.

Craig Fletcher
2 Posted 24/05/2017 at 00:51:36
When he came on in the second half, Dowell was a stand-out, great range of passing. Jonjoe Kenny was very Coleman-like, got up and down the right flank all game; he had a great chance to win it for England at the death but put his shot into the side-netting.

Connolly looked good too going forward but defensively he seemed a bit shaky, got skinned once or twice by the speedy Guinea winger.

Ademola Lookman to me was a bit disappointing – wasn't surprised he was subbed early in the second half.

Brian Wilkinson
3 Posted 24/05/2017 at 23:58:32
Cannot argue with that, Craig, how I saw it as well. Not sure about Connolly... as you say, good going forward but skinned over and over again in defence. Kenny, however, looks decent at right back and worth a run out in the first team.

Hard to judge Lookman and Calvert-Lewin, both played out of position.

Brian Wilkinson
4 Posted 24/05/2017 at 00:02:03
England's next game is Friday kick off a little later around 11:45 am and on Eurosport 2 this time, for any Blues who want to watch the Everton youngsters in action.

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