England through to Euros finals as Newcastle duo play key roles in win over Spain
Young England stars Adam Armstrong And Freddie Woodman have been taking part in the ‘elite round’ of qualifiers over the course of the past week, with the prize of a place in the European Championship Under 19s finals at stake.
Those finals take place in Germany this summer (11-24 July), with the hosts being joined by seven qualifiers.
England travelled to Spain a week ago to compete in a group of four countries, with only the winners going through to the finals in Germany.
These European Championships also act as qualification for the 2017 Under 20 World Cup which will be held in South Korea next year, the top five European countries being successful.
Thursday 24 March
England 2 Georgia 1
Freddie Woodman and Adam Armstrong both played the full match as England started with a valuable win.
Saturday 26 March
England 1 Greece 1
Once again both Newcastle players played the full game, Adam Armstrong winning and converting a penalty, with Greece then equalising and the match ending at 1-1.
Tuesday 29 March
Freddie Woodman started with Adam Armstrong on the bench, England needed to win to go through as group winners.
A perfect start was made after only six minutes, when Tottenham midfielder Joshua Onomah gave England the lead.
Adam Armstrong wasn’t going to miss the party though and coming off the bench he scored a second midway through the second-half to put England two up.
A great win for England against Spain on their home turf – a clean sheet for Freddie Woodman and killer goal from Adam Armstrong.
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