A great start for Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman as England kicked off in the finals of the Under 20 World Cup on Saturday morning (UK time).

The first group game in the Under 20s World Cup in South Korea saw England up against old rivals Argentina.

The Young Lions didn’t let anybody down, producing an excellent 3-0 win and a clean sheet for Woodman.

Also at the heart of the action was Adam Armstrong, the Geordie striker adding yet another quality finish to an impressive England collection.

Watch the quality goal below, the 20 year old Newcastle forward cleverly beating the offside trap and then catching out the Argentine keeper who was expecting the ball to be squared.

Also watch out for an excellent piece of distribution from Freddie Woodman, his long ball out to the right near the halfway line setting the move/goal in motion.


The tournament is being hosted by South Korea between 20 May and 11 June 2017, with 24 competing countries.

England are in Group A with South Korea, Argentina and Guinea.

England couldn’t have asked for a tougher start on Saturday morning (UK time) as Argentina provided the opposition.

However, a quality performance saw the Young Lions take Argentina apart, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin giving England the lead.

Newcastle’s Adam Armstrong scored the second, before Dominic Solanke added a third late on.

Video assistance is being trialled at this competition and a sly elbow was spotted and the ref on the pitch alerted, seeing Argentina reduced to 10 men when the score was already 2-0.

A brilliant day was completed when Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman ended the 90 minutes with a clean sheet.

England 3 Argentina 0

England Under 20s:

Woodman, Kenny, Connolly, Cook, Tomori, Clarke-Salter, Onomah, Armstrong, Solanke, Calvert-Lewin, Dowell

England face Guinea next on Tuesday 23 May, then end the group games with a match against tournament hosts South Korea on Friday 26 May.

Great to see the two Newcastle players starring in this World Cup opener and it looks all but certain that both will be going out on another loan in August.

  • Anita kick up the Hoop

    He’s an absolute out and out finisher .. and in the days of playing two up front and strike partnerships he would have been already banging goals in for Newcastle.. however in the age of lone strikers he will have to adapt and become a attacking midfielder to get his chance … why we didn’t keep him in the loop during our promotion push is beyond me, you would have thought being involved in a dominant side on the front foot at championship level would have been the ideal time to see how he could cope in our side.

  • Stephen Paylor

    Sign Solanke and have Armstrong and Solanke play a traditional number 9 and 10 role for the future. While were on pull Loftus Cheek, Chalaboh, Nathan Ake, and Lewis Baker from Chelsea too. Maybe even Tammy Abraham and why not Eden Hazard while were on