Published 29 March 2022 4 min read
Report: England MU20s 3-1 Germany
Goals from Sam Greenwood, James McAtee and Tyryhs Dolan seal impressive win for the Young Lions
30 Mar 2022 5:09
Highlights: England MU20s 3-1 Germany
See the best of the action as the Young Lions pick up a good win in Colchester
England men’s under-20s claimed a 3-1 win over Germany on Tuesday evening in front of an impressive crowd in Colchester.
Returning to home soil after last week’s defeat in Poland, Andy Edwards’ side put on a slick display which could easily have ended with a bigger scoreline.
But the Young Lions will settle for this result and performance, with goals from Sam Greenwood, James McAtee and Tyrhys Dolan giving the crowd in Essex plenty to cheer about.
It started early too, as England took the lead after just ten minutes, as McAtee pulled off a great turn in midfield before playing a perfect pass into Greenwood.
The Leeds United striker did the rest, spinning a defender before firing home into the bottom left corner to get things started.
Prior to that, Daniel Neil had fashioned an early opportunity for himself after winning the ball in midfield and advancing forward only to curl his shot just over the bar.
And just before the break, defender Nathan Wood almost got in on the act as he leapt highest in the area to head a right-wing cross just wide of the post as Edwards’ side went in 1-0 up at the break.
The Young Lions picked up where they left off after the break, when McAtee’s endeavour saw him pick the ball up in midfield and run at the German defence, before seeing his shot deflected past Tim Schreiber.
And they made it 3-0 just after hour mark, when Greenwood and McAtee traded passes in the area before the Manchester City schemer found substitute Dolan in space. The Blackburn Rovers winger did the rest, smashing home a shot into the top corner just five minutes after coming on.
McAtee went close again as the hosts looked to turn the screw, but it was Germany who provided the final goal of the game when Lazar Samadvic his a long ranger to reduce the arrears in the 87th minute.
England: 1 James Trafford (Bolton Wanderers, loan from Manchester City), 2 Taylor Gardner-Hickman (West Bromwich Albion), 3 Nathanael Ogbeta (Swansea City), 4 James Hill (AFC Bournemouth), 5 Nathan Wood (Middlesbrough) (c ), 6 Clinton Mola (Stuttgart), 7 James McAtee (Manchester City), 8 Daniel Neil (Sunderland), 9 Cameron Archer (Preston North End, loan from Aston Villa), 10 Leighton Clarkson (Liverpool), 11 Sam Greenwood (Leeds United)
Substitutes: 16 Tyrhys Dolan (Blackburn Rovers) for Archer 57, 12 Kaine Kesler-Hayden (MK Dons, loan from Aston Villa) for Ogbeta 57, 15 Tyler Morton (Liverpool) for Neil 78, 14 Ajibola Alese (West Ham United) for Mola 78, 18 Luke Plange (Derby County, loan from Crystal Palace) for Greenwood 78, 19 Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (Crystal Palace) for McAtee 78, 17 Jordan James (Birmingham City) for Clarkson 82, 20 Jay Stansfield (Fulham) for Gardner-Hickman 85
Substitutes not used: 13 Harvey Cartwright (Hull City), 22 Charlie Setford (Ajax)
Goals: Sam Greenwood 10, James McAtee 52, Tyryhs Dolan 62
Head coach: Andy Edwards