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England U19s 3-1 Denmark U19s: Akpom Brace Sinks Denmark Ship

Chuba Akpom is very highly rated at Arsenal.

Chuba Akpom is very highly rated at Arsenal.

England Under 19s experienced a convincing 3-1 win over Denmark last night in South Yorkshire.

A first half brace from Chuba Akpom and a single effort from Dominic Samuel was enough to see off the Danes.

It’s now five goals in four appearances under Noel Blake for Arsenal star Akpom and it’s no wonder why he is so highly rated at the Emirates as he showed a clinical finish to net his first. Nathan Redmond cut out a sloppy ball by Oliver Korch before squaring to Akpom who struck low past the Danish goalkeeper Korch.

It was only ten minutes later and Akpom had his second through a quick counter-attack. Redmond again assisted the Arsenal striker as he slotted the ball past Korch in the 27th minute.

Denmark replied minutes after the break as a mistake by Jordan Pickford gifted Danny Amankwaa an easy finish as he pounced on the loose ball.

Pickford made up for his error moments later as he denied Christian Norgaard’s low driven shot. The stop from the Sunderland ‘keeper proved crucial.

Samuel secured the win for Blake’s side as he concluded a well-worked move from close range. Josh Murphy’s cross found the substitute unmarked in the area and Samuel had the easy task of smashing the ball home.

This game acted as ideal preparation for the Euro Elite qualifiers that take place in May. They play Turkey next month to further their preparations.

Teams taken from thefa.com.

England U19s: 1 Jordan Pickford (13 Dean Snedker, 85), 2 John Stones (12 Calum Chambers, 67), 3 Greg Leigh, 4 James Ward Prowse, 5 Eric Dier (15 Jordan Willis, 79), 6 Jack O’Connell, 7 Tyler Blackett (17 Lewis Baker, 67), 8 John Lundstram (c), 9 Chuba Akpom (14 Dominic Samuel, 57), 10 Blair Turgott (18 Josh Murphy, 58), 11 Nathan Redmond (16 Jacob Muphy, 57).

Substitutes not used: N/A

Head Coach: Noel Blake

Denmark U19s: 1 Olver Korch (16 Casper Radza), 2 Frederik Holst, 3 Patrick Jensen, 4 Nicolai Johannessen (, 18 Andreas Maxso, 81), 6 Patrick Olsen (5 Emiliano Marcondes, 72), 8 Lasse Christensen (c), 9 Yusuf Yurary, 10 Lucas Andersen, 11 Danny Amankwaa (13 Marcus Solberg, 67), 15 Kristian Lindberg (7 Christian Norgaard, 58), 17 Casper Hojer Nielsen (12 Mads Aaquist), (14 Lucas Tomas Jensen, 79).

Substitutes not used: N/A

Attendance: 7654

 

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