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Europe, Under 17s

England Reach Finals After Spain Win

Raheem Stirling made some dangerous runs in the first half creating numerous chances for England

England have convincingly beat Spain by two goals to one to reach the Under 17 European Championship finals in Serbia.

England beat Spain by the same score line they did in last year’s final to win the title.

The Young Lions started brightly as Raheem Stirling’s effort was cleared off the line by the Spanish defence.

A particularly uneventful and therefore goalless first half ended with Gerard making some delicious runs down either side of the pitch looking dangerous whenever he was on the ball.

A great run from Stirling down the left hand side gave England the lead. His cross found Redmond who converted on the volley to put England 1-0 ahead.

England were soon 2-0 ahead as a shot from Hallam Hope was parried by the goalkeeper into the path of Adam Jackson of Middlesbrough who calmly slotted the ball home and sent the England players into raptures.

Spain managed to grab one back in injury time but it would never be enough to defeat the Young Lions who will walk onto this summer’s tournament.

Iniguez scored Spain’s consolation goal as Pickford spilled a cross.

Follow The Youth Radar for all the build-up to the summer’s tournament with particular focus on England Under 17s and their quest to lift the trophy.

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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