England Beats Tunisia 1-0 in U20 World Cup Opener: Tottenham’s Dane Scarlett Scores Successful Objective for Younger Lions

DANE SCARLETT headed dominant England to a profitable begin within the Underneath-20 World Cup.

Toothless Tunisia created little as Ian Foster’s males triumphed in second gear throughout a low-key group opener in Argentina.

Dane Scarlett powers England in entrance halfway via the primary intervalCredit score: Getty

Striker Scarlett, on loan at Portsmouth from Spurs, is mobbed after his winner

Striker Scarlett, on mortgage at Portsmouth from Spurs, is mobbed after his winnerCredit score: Getty

England’s deserved breakthrough arrived after 25 minutes of possession-based superiority.

Skipper Harvey Vale conjured house for a beautiful cross that Scarlett rose to firmly nod dwelling.

The striker, who has been on mortgage at Portsmouth from Tottenham, is tipped for better issues at membership degree.

And that scientific end confirmed why.

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The Younger Lions remained on prime, albeit with few clear alternatives till sub Daniel Jebbison practically netted twice in stoppage time.

Brentford’s Daniel Oyegoke was vigorous down the correct on a night the place England had a lot of the ball all through.

And halfway via the second interval Alfie Devine lunged to divert the ball inches broad of the far submit.

Tunisia’s method play was laboured as they struggled to place collectively a threatening spell.

And their first really menacing second got here from a cheeky free-kick from approach out on the correct.

As a substitute of whipping the dead-ball into the center, sub Mohamed Dhaoui fired a near-post shot that keeper Matthew Cox parried nicely.

Dhaoui then lower in from the identical flank to drill a long-range left-footer that examined Cox once more.

However these two efforts apart, it was comfy for the Younger Lions.

it was the primary ever match between these two international locations at U-20 degree.

And whereas England have certified from the World Cup group levels 5 instances in 11 occasions, Tunisia have by no means made it past the primary part.

That hole in pedigree confirmed because the Younger Lions saved the Africans at bay after which completed the competition strongly.

Sheffield United frontman Jebbison wriggled via on the left for a fierce shot tipped behind – then quickly smashed a pull-back off the correct submit.

England, who haven’t appeared within the match since profitable it six years in the past, additionally face Uruguay and Iraq within the four-team group.


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