Brazil 2 England 2 as young Newcastle keeper stars
Young Newcastle keeper Paul Woolston was instrumental in helping England to a creditable draw against Brazil on Sunday night.
The England Under 17s are taking part in the Nike International tournament in Sarasota (USA) and the 2-2 draw gave the young lions their first point after losing to the USA in the opening game.
England had gone ahead just before half-time with a goal from Leicester City’s Layton Ndukwu, only to concede two goals in three minutes after Liverpool’s Trent Arnold was sent off in the 82nd minute.
However, in the final seconds, Adam Phillips (also of Liverpool) fired a long range strike to seal a deserved draw for England.
Newcastle’s Paul Woolston made some fine saves in a good game between the two sides, the United keeper impressing for the national side just as he has done at his club’s academy.
England had started the better team but before the opening goal, they were indebted to Woolston for keeping the scores level.
The North Shields born keeper joined from Sunderland in 2013 and earlier this year made headlines when making his debut for the Newcastle Under 21s, Paul Woolston kept a clean sheet against Manchester United.
Brazil 2 England 2
England: 1 Woolston (Newcastle United), Arnold (Liverpool), Suliman (Aston Villa), Oxford (West Ham) (C), Edun (Fulham), Phillips (Liverpool), Wright (Sunderland), Davies (Everton), Edwards (Tottenham Hotspur), Ugbo (Chelsea), Ndukwu (Leicester City).
Subs: Yates (Everton) for Edun 46, Collinge (Stuttgart) for Davies 46, Humphreys (Manchester City) 66, Stabana (Derby County) for Ugbo 84, Hector-Ingram (West Ham) for Edwards (88)
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