England win Under-17 World Cup with incredible comeback victory over Spain

England win Under-17 World Cup with incredible comeback victory over Spain

England have beaten Spain 5-2 to win the Under-17s World Cup, with Manchester City’s Phil Foden inspiring an incredible comeback victory at the Salt Lake Stadium in India to emulate the Under-20s success earlier this summer.

Sergio Gomez’s first-half double had given Spain Under-17s a commanding lead, leaving the England Under-17s staring at World Cup heartbreak unless they could manufacture an almighty comeback.


However, fresh from his hat-trick against Brazil in the semi-finals, Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster struck just before half-time to give England hope of a turnaround, and he was joined on the score-sheet by Morgan Gibbs-White, with the Wolverhampton Wolves midfielder levelling the scores.

England were beginning to find their stride, with Foden taking centre stage, and the Manchester City midfielder put England ahead for the first time in the 70th minute when tapped in Callum Hudson-Odi’s cross.

Facing defeat, Spain were expected to throw caution to the wind in the hope of saving their World Cup final, but instead it was England who pressed on and scored a fourth when defender Marc Guehi, before the icing was put on the cake as Foden netted his second two minutes from time to seal the famous win.

 

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