England 8 Germany 1 was the final scoreline in a remarkable game.
Beating the old rivals in any match is noteworthy but to take them apart by such a margin was startling.
The occasion was the Croatia Cup where the England Under 17 team has been competing, with up and coming young Newcastle star Lewis Gibson playing a major role in England’s success at the four team tournament.
England kicked off with a commanding 5-0 win over hosts Croatia last Wednesday, Lewis Gibson playing the full match.
The young Newcastle defender followed that up with another 90 minutes on Friday, this time another clean sheet as the young Three Lions strolled to a 3-0 win.
Yesterday (Monday) though, confirming themselves as tournament winners, England produced a stunning performance to give them a final record of:
Played 3 Won 3 Goals For 16 Goals Against 1
Having played full matches in the first two matches, Lewis Gibson made way to give somebody else a game, coming on at half-time though for Chelsea’s Jonathan Panzo.
By that time England had racked up a 6-1 lead, two quick goals before Germany pulled one back, before England turned the screw and scored four more before half-time.
The Newcastle defender came on after the break and yet again helped England to out in another half without conceding, whilst at the other end they added two more.
A great win and obviously tournament as well for England, whilst Lewis Gibson can rightfully be proud that in around four hours of football he played, the young Three Lions didn’t concede a single goal.
Later this month, Lewis Gibson and his England Under 17 teammates will travel to Romania for the first qualifying round of the European Championships, where they will face host nation Azerbaijan and Austria.
England 8 Germany 1
England Under-17s: 1 Curtis Anderson (Manchester City), 21 Kane Wilson (West Bromwich Albion), 3 Brooklyn Lyons-Foster (Tottenham Hotspur), 5 Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City), 6 Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea), 7 Phil Foden (Manchester City), 8 George McEachran (Chelsea), 10 Angel Gomes (Manchester United (c), 11 Jadon Sancho (Manchester City), 19 Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) 18 Rhian Brewster (Liverpool)
Substitutions: 12 Marcel Lavinier (Chelsea) for Lyons-Foster 45, 14 Lewis Gibson (Newcastle United) for Panzo 45, 9 Danny Loader (Reading) for Brewster 45, 20 Alex Denny (Everton) for Foden 59, 15 Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal) for Hudson-Odoi 64, 16 Ian Poveda-Ocampo for Gomes 64
Goals: Angel Gomes 4, Jadon Sancho 8, Phil Foden 29, George McEachran 31, Rhian Brewster 34, 37, Callum Hudson-Odoi 59, Danny Loader 76