A 92nd-minute winner by former Vitesse loanee Isaiah Brown saw England beat Netherlands 2-1 in the European U19 Championships.

  • By Michael Bell
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nouri nethBoth teams won their opening group stage game meaning a win for either side would all but seal their place in the knockout rounds. It was Netherlands who began brightly and Sam Lammers fired in the opening goal of the game on 10 minutes.

However, England then took control of proceedings and eventually equalised when Dominic Solanke brilliantly spun in the box before firing past Yanick van Osch on 36 minutes.

The second half saw both sides struggle to create chances and the game was heading for a draw until the 92nd minute when Isaiah Brown smashed a powerful shot past van Osch to seal victory for the English.

England now top the group with Netherlands second on three points. France and Croatia face off later on Friday, with the French facing Netherlands in the final group game on Monday. Only the top two from each group will make the semi-finals and seal a U20 World Cup place. The two third-placed teams face each other in a play-off for a World Cup spot.

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