England U21s 3 - 1 Germany U21s

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Anthony Gordon and James Garner are both playing for England in this U21 game at Bramhall Lane, Sheffield.

The score was 1-1 at the break but England U21s (managed by Lee Carsley) came out in aggressive mood, Gordon benefitting from a Ramsey shot that was blocked, allowing him to skip forward and pull a great cross back or Gallagher, who could not miss to give England the lead with 2 minutes of the restart. 

But Carsley made eight substitutions around the 70-minute mark, with both Gordon and Garner coming off.

Cole Palmer scored a fine goal to make sure at the death.

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Tony Everan
1 Posted 27/09/2022 at 20:42:51
Our boys doing well for the England U21s, Garner hit the crossbar with a great timed run and header from a corner. Anthony Gordon provided the deflected cross that Balogun scored from.
Michael Kenrick
2 Posted 27/09/2022 at 21:06:28
So that's two assists for young Anthony Gordon? And another wicked shot from Garner just over the bar.

I missed the first half but it's streaming live via the BBC Sport website for anyone who wants to watch.

Tony Everan
3 Posted 27/09/2022 at 21:41:21
Yes Michael, the first assist doesn’t look like it’s been allocated as one. It was from Anthony’s run and deflected cross but Balogun had one or two more touches before he banged it in. A bit harsh if it’s not recorded as an assist. I think even the neutral and unbiased would say that Gordon played well tonight.
Tom Bowers
4 Posted 27/09/2022 at 22:09:49
How is it that Southgate hasn't been sent packing yet?

Pointless going to the World Cup with him… like a deer in the headlights.

Paul Birmingham
5 Posted 27/09/2022 at 22:21:36
Hopefully all Everton players, on international duty this week will be injury free, and good to go for this weekend's matches.
John Kavanagh
6 Posted 28/09/2022 at 13:19:13
Tom B, I don't want them to sack Southgate. My nightmare scenario is that they'll replace him with Lampard and we'll then fill the vacancy with Southgate.

Let the FA persist with Southgate who's wasting the best pool of midfield/forward talent we've ever had in order to keep a largely toothless back 3 formation built around Harry Maguire whom the idiot believes can never be dropped.

It'll all be over well before Christmas.

Raymond Fox
7 Posted 28/09/2022 at 14:06:43
Why is it our younger international sides appear to be often successful, while our full international side are not?
Danny O’Neill
8 Posted 28/09/2022 at 14:21:37
My view, Raymond, is well documented.

Winning at youth level or younger levels isn't important. Back there, so to speak, is nice, but development is more important.

Longer-term plans and strategy is important.

That might explain that, whilst our youngsters beat the German U21s comprehensively, it means little in the bigger picture.

Germany have won 4 World Cups and 3 Euros to our one World Cup at senior level. Not to mention being runners-up 4 times and 3 times respectfully. We celebrate a semi-final defeat as success.

Their strategy and youth system is supreme compared to ours.

Peter Hodgson
9 Posted 30/09/2022 at 11:57:23
John @ 6

I completely agree with every word and Maguire, there are no words I could adequately use to describe his contribution on here. It is clear that Southgate has lost his way (if he ever knew what his way was) and should be replaced but not by Lampard who is just starting his Everton transformation project.

Danny O’Neill
10 Posted 02/10/2022 at 12:50:50
Coming back to this one.

Bold statement that may come back to bite me, but Frank's response yesterday and watching him at the end of last season, I don't believe we have anything to worry about. He bought into it and despite his East London and Essex roots, he's bought into Everton.

I'm not naive but I think he'd be wise to avoid the poison chalice of the England job.

The question for England if they do decide to replace Southgate is who? Lazy journalism points to Lampard and Gerrard. If that's the case then I'd say the latter would be more likely to jump.

But outside of that, who??

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