England’s senior team majorly flopped at Euro 2016, but the country’s U19 side have started their European Championship very well.
Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions opened up their tournament campaign in Germany with a 2-1 win over France.
Chelsea are England’s leading club at junior level, having won the FA Youth Cup in each of the past three seasons.
Therefore, it came as no surprise when a Chelsea player scored England’s winner last night.
Eighteen-year-old striker Dominic Solanke cooly slotted his side into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes, after Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo had pressured Jerome Onguene into an early own goal.
Jean-Kevin Augustin pulled one back before half time, but the scoring ended there.
Solanke celebrated his goal with Chelsea teammate Izzy Brown.
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Congratulations to England U19 on winning their first game of the U19 European Championship.Solanke also scoring ! pic.twitter.com/zuHpo4XBlB
— Chelsea SW6 (@ChelseaSW6YT) July 12, 2016
— Tottenham Hotspur FC (@_THFC_) July 12, 2016
Next up for England are games against Holland and Croatia on Friday and Monday respectively.