Football

England U19s hold on to win opener

England started the defence of their European U19 Championship crown with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Turkey in Seinajoki. Paul Simpson’s side made the worst possible start going behind to Guven Yalcin’s early header (2) but goals from Japhet Tanganga and Ben Brereton saw England go into the interval with a lead. They extended their advantage straight after the break ...

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WATCH: Embleton's England U19s stunner

Sunderland’s Elliot Embleton capped a brilliant performance with a curling strike in England Under-19s’ 3-2 win over Turkey. Reigning European Under-19 champions England were indebted to the Black Cats midfielder, who was the architect behind turning the young Lions’ opening game of this year’s tournament on its head. They trailed inside 90 seconds when Guven Yalcin’s header gave Turkey a ...

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