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England crash after Adam Armstrong’s heroics

4 years ago

Only 24 hours after Adam Armstrong smashed a superb hat-trick, the England Under-20s crashed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of hosts South Korea in their second game of the Continental Cup.

The Geordie striker scored his three goals in a 8-1 victory over Nigeria and playing just one day later, a totally different team.

Adam Armstrong remained on the bench throughout today’s defeat but Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman played the full game.

The young United keeper was powerless to prevent Youhyeon Lee scoring in the 31st and 70th minutes to win the game for South Korea.

A disappointing result, particularly as England started so well and actually went ahead in the 14th minute, Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria opening the scoring.

Saturday sees a third game in four days as England play Iran in their final match of the Continental Cup.

South Korea U20s 2 England U20s 1

England U20s: 1 Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United), 3 Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), 15 Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), 4 Jake Clarke-Salter (c) (Bristol Rovers, loan from Chelsea), 16 Tafari Moore (FC Utrecht, loan from Arsenal), 8 Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), 18 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), 20 Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool), 12 Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic), 10 Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), 21 Harrison Chapman (Sheffield United, loan from Middlesbrough).

Substitutes: 24 Louis Reed (Sheffield United) for Ejaria 70, 11 Dominic Solanke (Chelsea) for Onomah 78

Unused Substitutes: 13 Dean Henderson (Grimsby Town, loan from Manchester United), 22 Luke Southwood (Reading), 2 Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), 6 Dael Fry (Rotherham United, loan from Middlesbrough), 5 Taylor Moore (Bristol City), 14 Callum Connolly (Everton), 9 Adam Armstrong (Barnsley, loan from Newcastle United)




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