• FT

    Bulgaria

    0

    Hungary

    1

  • FT

    Czech Rep

    2

    England U19

    0

  • FT

    Germany

    2

    Spain

    1

  • FT

    Greece

    1

    Italy U19

    1

EUROPEAN UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP

Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev | Attendance: 6153

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Czech Republic

  • Tomas Necid 54'
  • Tomas Necid 58'

2 - 0

FT

Czech Rep 2-0 England: Button blunder

Tottenham goalkeeper David Button endured a personal horror story as England

opened their European Under-19 Championship campaign in the worst possible

manner with defeat to hosts Czech Republic.

Button gifted the Czechs their opener and with striker Tomas Necid adding a

second shortly afterwards, England were unable to force their way back into the

match even though the hosts finished the contest with only nine men in

Strelnice.

It leaves Brian Eastick's side requiring victory against Italy on Thursday to

retain any realistic hope of making the knock-out stage of a tournament they

began with such high hopes.

Although England allowed themselves to be dominated by a physically stronger

Czech side, Eastick's side were starting to impose themselves when catastrophe

struck nine minutes after the restart.

Button appeared to have the situation under control as Martin Zeman launched a

long ball forward.

Unfortunately, the young goalkeeper misread the bounce, allowing Necid to close

in on his attempted clearance, then tap into an empty net after the charge down

had fallen at his feet.

Within four minutes, Necid struck again, with Zeman providing the opportunity

from a corner England's defence failed to deal with.

Although the Three Lions ended the game facing only nine men following the

dismissals of Jakub Heidenreich and Roman Brunclick there was a woeful lack of

invention from England.

Manchester City's Daniel Sturridge came close with a couple of free-kicks but

it was difficult to gain any comfort from that and with Scott Sinclair among

those who failed to make any impression, Eastick has some tough decisions ahead

of the Italy clash, where defeat will send England out.

Scoring Summary

  • Czech Republic
  • England U19
Tomas Necid (54')
Tomas Necid (58')
 

Match Stats

  • Czech Republic
  • England U19
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 1
2 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Czech Republic
  • England U19
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