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Published 23 March 2022 4 min read
Men's U19

Report: Republic of Ireland 1-3 England MU19s

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Becca Lewin

A Dane Scarlett goal and a brace from Carney Chukwuemeka help secure opening U19 EURO qualifying win for Young Lions
25 Mar 2022 5:01

Highlights: England MU19s 3-1 Republic of Ireland

See the best of the action as the Young Lions kick-off with a win at Walsall

England men's under-19s made a winning start to their UEFA U19 EURO elite qualifying round on Wednesday evening, with a 3-1 victory over Republic of Ireland in Walsall.

The Young Lions host the group this month, with only the top nation progressing to this summer's U19 EURO FInals in Slovakia.

And Ian Foster's team went about their business quickly, with Dane Scarlett opening the scoring after just five minutes. The goal came after Harvey Vale delivered a cross from the left with the Spurs ace sending a fine header into the top-left corner to put the hosts ahead

With half time on the horizon, Ireland drew level in the 38th minute through James Abankwah only for England's Carney Chukwuemeka to restore the lead four minutes later.

The Aston Villa midfielder then added his second of the night just two minutes into the second half to provide a two-goal advantage which England didn't relinquish to pick up the three points.

In the group's other game earlier on Wednesday, Portugal ran out as 4-0 winners over Armenia at St. George's Park.

The Young Lions' starting eleven line up to face Republic of Ireland in Walsall
The Young Lions' starting eleven line up to face Republic of Ireland in Walsall
England: 1 Matthew Cox, 2 Brooke Norton-Cuffey, 3 Callum Doyle, 4 Timothy Iroehbunam, 5 Ronnie Edwards, 6 Jarell Quansah, 7 Alfie Devine, 8 Carney Chukwuemeka, 9 Dane Scarlett, 10 Aaron Ramsey, 11 Harvey Vale
Substitutes: 17 Samuel Edozie for Devine 66, 19 Liam Delap for Scarlett 66, 16 Bashir Humphreys for Doyle 66, 14 Xavier Simons for Iroegbunam 77, 12 Daniel Oyegoke for Norton-Cuffey 77
Substitutes not used: 13 Ted Sharman-Lowe, 15 James Norris, 18 James Balagizi, 20 Daniel Jebbison
Goals: Dane Scarlett 5, Carney Chukwuemeka 42, 47
Cautions: Aaron Ramsey 24, Timothy Uroegbanum 68, Harvey Vale 73
Head coach: Ian Foster

Attendance: 2688