The U19 EURO Finals will be held in Slovakia this summer, and only the top nation will advance. The Young Lions are hosting the group this month. England vs Ireland Highlights
Dane Scarlett scored the game’s first goal after only five minutes as Ian Foster’s team moved quickly. After Harvey Vale provided a cross from the left. The Spurs star headed the ball beautifully into the top-left corner to give the home team the lead.
James Abankwah of Ireland tied the score with England four minutes before halftime. But Carney Chukwuemeka of England took back the advantage four minutes later.
Just two minutes into the second half, the Aston Villa midfielder added his second goal of the game to give England a two-goal lead that they would not give up in order to earn the three points.
Portugal defeated Armenia 4-0 at St. George’s Park earlier on Wednesday in the group’s other game.
In his Guardian blog, Jonathan Liew gave Kirby high praise and attention: “The number of football players in the world who possess this kind of 360-degree awareness of the game around them is vanishingly small. One is Dzsenifer Maroszan from Germany, and another is Alexia Putellas from Spain. This summer, neither are present. Thus, Kirby stands alone as the competition’s main creative force. She is also perhaps the only genuine genius in either men’s or women’s English football, and she is still somewhat underappreciated considering all that she has accomplished at the club level.”
With Bath lock Charlie Ewels’ risky tackle on James Ryan earning him the quickest dismissal in championship history after only 82 seconds, Eddie Jones’ team was already in trouble against Ireland.
Despite giving up tries in the first half from James Lowe and Hugo Keenan, England’s 14 players fought courageously