• FT

    England U19

    3

    France U19

    1

  • FT

    Serbia U19

    1

    Ukraine U19

    3

EUROPEAN UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP

RSK Olympyiskyi, Ukraine

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England U19

  • Henri Lansbury 37'
  • Nathan Delfouneso 92'
  • Nathan Delfouneso 105'

3 - 1

FT

France U19

  • Magaye Gueye 8'

Engand beat France to reach final of U19 Euros

England qualified for the European Under-19 Championship final for the second time with an extra-time victory over a France side that finished with eight men.

England, beaten by France in their only previous final four years ago, found

themselves behind after only eight minutes in Donetsk when Magaye Gueye steered

home Yacine Brahimi's cross.

Henri Lansbury had been the star of England's 7-1 win over Slovenia in their

final group game on Monday and he drew Brian Eastick's side level in the 37th

minute, firing into the bottom corner after Danny Drinkwater's free-kick was

blocked.

England pushed for the winner, Remi Pillot producing a brilliant stop from

Drinkwater's effort and then twice denying Lansbury, and their chances increased

when France right-back Sebastien Corchia picked up a second yellow card for a

tackle on Nile Ranger.

Ten-man France held on to force extra-time but England went in front only two

minutes in when Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso tapped in after Pillot had

parried Joe Mattock's shot.

And Delfouneso struck again in the dying seconds of the first period of

extra-time when he dribbled around Pillot and coolly shot home for his fourth

goal in two games.

France then let frustration get the better of them with the final whistle

imminent as Ryad Boudebouz and Abdel El Kaoutari were both sent off.

England will face either Serbia or hosts Ukraine in the final on Sunday.

Scoring Summary

  • England U19
  • France U19

Match Stats

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

Teams

  • England U19
  • France U19
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