ENGLAND are the World Under-17 champiosn after producing a stunning comeback to beat Spain 5-2 in India.
Goals from Rhian Brewster, Morgan Gibbs-White, two from Phil Foden and Marc Guehi made it a fantastic night for English football.
England could have taken the lead within a minute in front of the partisan 80,000 crowd in Kolkata when the lively Rhian Brewster combined with Morgan Gibbs-White whose shot was saved by Alvaro Fernandez.
But against the run of play Spain took the lead when Sergio Gomez smartly finished from close range from what looked like an offside position.
However, replays showed Three Lions full-back Steven Sessegnon played the Barcelona youngster onside for the games opener.
Gomez doubled Spain’s lead with a fabulous strike on 30 minutes after good work Cesar Gelabert pulled the ball back, the England defence stood off and Gomez drilled home to give the Steve Cooper’s kids a mountain to climb.
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Despite the two goal deficit, Egland kept thier composure to play some brilliant football with Manchester City’s Phil Foden pulling the strings and Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi causing havoc out wide.
Sessegnon should have pulled onbe back when he cut inside but fluffed his left foot shot and Hudson-Odoi hit the post when he cut inside from the right.
But England gave themselves a lifeline just before the break when tournament top scorer Brewster headed in a from pin-point Sessegnon cross for the Liverpool striker’s eigth goal of the finals.
The momentum truly shifted in England’s favour afte the break when Foden and Sessegnon combined down the right and the winger crossed met by Gibbs-White to level.
A great reactions save from Curtis Anderson from Juan Miranda a minute later kept it level.
But with 20 minutes left, the oustanding Foden put England, and yet again great work from winger Hudson-Odoi terrorising the Spaniard’s and his intelligent cross finished off by Foden.
England finished it as Marc Guehi got the fourth forcing the ball home after Spain failed to clear from a cross and Foden got his second on the break to cap off an incredible night for the Three Lions.
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