Netherlands U19’s made it two wins from two in the European Championship elite round qualifying after a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland on Saturday.

nouri u19After the 3-2 win over Ukraine on Thursday to start the tournament, Aron Winter’s side faced Northern Ireland, who lost their opening tie to Poland.

From the beginning of the game Netherlands dominated possession but they failed to create any clear cut chances meaning the teams went into the break level.¬†At half time Timothy Fosu-Mensah was substituted for Carel Eiting, and it was the Ajax midfielder who netted the game winner on 59 minutes, firing in Abdelhak Nouri’s pass.

Netherlands continued to create chances, but settled for the slim victory in the end which keeps them top of the group, and two points ahead of Poland. Netherlands face Poland on Tuesday knowing that if they avoid defeat they will book their place in the Euros.

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