England Under 20s drew 3-3 with Morocco in their opening game of the Toulon tournament, with some poor defending on show from both sides.
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It looked like it was all going well for the Three Lions when Birmingham forward Demarai Gray scored inside the first ten minutes to put them in the lead. Chelsea ace and team captain Lewis Baker got the assist.
However, things didn’t stay like this for long, with the Moroccans scoring twice in two minutes to deliver a body blow to Aidy Boothroyd’s side. The first was an unlucky deflection from a free kick, but some blame can be given to goalkeeper Christian Walton for handling outside the area and giving away the silly set piece.
The second was far worse though, with Baily Cargill caught in possession straight after the kick off to leave the Moroccans with little else to do but square the ball and put it away.
Their opponents gifted a goal back though, with Duncan Whatmore managing to run on to a long ball that the Morocco defence refused to deal with. When the keeper inexplicably came out he bravely stuck a foot in to finish.
That wasn’t all for the first half though! Some more dodgy defending from England, and Bencharki hit the back of the net to leave the Three Lions trailing going in to the break.
Things didn’t start well in the second period, with Dominic Iorfa sent off in the 60th minute to leave an uphill struggle ahead. However, England weren’t finished, with Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom coming on to try and make the difference. He managed it as well, scoring a brilliant goal in the dying stages.