England’s youth setup continued their impressive summer on Saturday evening after the u-19 team defeated Portugal 2-1 in the final of UEFA European Championship to win the tournament in Georgia.
Aston Villa youngster Easah Suliman gave England the lead five minutes into the second half before Portugal drew level six minutes later following a bizarre own goal from Chelsea startlet Dujon Sterling. Mason Mount thereafter setup Manchester City striker Lukas Nmecha for what turned out to be the winner. Keith Downing’s men finished the game with 10 men after Fulham’s Tayo Edun was sent off for two bookable offences in the dying moments of the game.
It was third time lucky for England who had lost their last two finals with the team securing a first title in 24 years.
It has been a summer of success for the youth teams of England with the latest triumph in Georgia the third title in just two months. England won the Toulon Tournament and the Under-20 World Cup in June. England also reached the semi-finals at the European Under-21 Championship in Poland last month.