Freddie Woodman has put in another inspirational performance in South Korea, his display helping to send  England into the final of the Under 2os World Cup.

Thursday’s match kicked off at 12 noon UK time and Freddie Woodman started, whilst Adam Armstrong was named amongst the subs as England took on Italy.

Beaten after only two minutes by Andrea Favilli, Woodman and his England teammates showed great character in fighting back.

In a highly competitive match, the Young Lions went close on a number of occasions before Domic Solanke at last equalised on 66 minutes, Ademola Lookman then gave England a deserved 77th minute lead, before two minutes from time Solanke added another.

Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman proving once again one of the stars of the tournament, whilst Adam Armstrong remained on the bench.

Final score:

England 3 Italy 1

The final whistle seeing England through to play Venezuela in Sunday’s final.


Venezuela 2 USA 1

Portugal 2 Uruguay 2 (Uruguay won 5-4 on penalties)

Italy 3 Zambia 2 (after extra time)

Mexico 0 England 1


Venezuela 1 Uruguay 1 (Venezuela won in penalty shoot out)

England 3 Italy 1

3rd/4th Place Play-Off

Sunday 11 June

Uruguay v Italy


Sunday 11 June

England v Venezuela

England Matches so far:

Group games:

England 3 Argentina 0

England 1 Guinea 1

England 1 South Korea 0

Last 16:

England 2 Costa Rica 1


England 1 Mexico 0


England 3 Italy 1

  • NUFCDan

    Looks like Liverpool may have played a blinder signing Solanke on tribunal – although no doubt he’s on big wages. No wonder there keen to offload Sturridge.

    • 1957

      You can see why they were happy to take the risk of being told to pay a big fee by the tribunal, Solanke looks like he is ready to go straight into the first team, he shows how far Armstrong still has to go to be a top player

  • Cuh736

    Armstrong on the bench, completely outclassed by Solanke and Lookman. Sent on loan by Rafa… not considered good enough maybe

  • The Nut Job

    Well done lads !