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England U17s Take Revenge On Portugal To Kickstart Elite Qualifying Campaign

Kiwomya scores at a snow-ridden St George's Park

Kiwomya scores at a snow-ridden St George’s Park

England Under 17s took revenge on Portugal from their Algarve Tournament defeat by beating them in the first match of their European Championship Elite Qualifying campaign.

Alex Kiwomya grabbed their single goal as they finished the game with ten men, courtesy of Mason Bennett’s sending off.

The venue was changed at late notice because of treacherous weather conditions at Burton Albion, so the newly developed St George’s Park hosted the fixture.

Kean Bryan and Dan Crowley had the pick of the host’s chances in the first half before Bennett’s reckless tackle on Clever Franca reduced England to ten.

Early in the second half, Kiwomya was threaded through by Crowley and the Chelsea man had the task of sliding into an empty net from a very acute angle.

Jose Postiga had the pick of the chances for Portugal but they couldn’t equalise and England will take this confidence into their next game against Russia tomorrow evening.

Teams (from thefa.com)

England
Gunn, Aina, O’Hanlon, Bryan, Gomez, Morris (C), Kiwomya (Gilliead 61), Loftus-Cheek, Fewster (Alli 56), Crowley, Bennett.
Substitutes not used: Woodman, Ogilvie, Colkett, Allassani, Keithley.

Portugal
Costa, Wilson, Lima, Neves, Ribeiro ©, Franca (Sanches 37), Postiga, Moreira, Macedo (Guedes 67), Dias (Mata 58), Gomes.
Substitutes not used: Pereira, Martins, Silva, Mota.

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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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