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Published 22 March 2023 4 min read
Men's Elite League Squad

Report: England MU20s 2-0 Germany

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Rebecca Lewin

Young Lions kick-start their month with victory over Germany in Manchester

A brace from Sam Iling-Junior helped England MU20s get their week off to a winning start in a 2-0 victory against Germany.

The Juventus forward scored a goal in each half to seal victory for Ian Foster’s side at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium.

As the Young Lions continue their preparations for this summer’s FIFA U20 World Cup in Indonesia, head coach Foster will take plenty of positives from their display against a strong and experienced German team.

And after an equal start to the game, it took England a little while to warm-up, but once they found their flow they went on to enjoy the better of the encounter. 

The deadlock was broken just over ten minutes before the break when Iling-Junior finished well to get things underway and give England a half-time advantage.
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The Young Lions' starting line up to play Germany at the Academy Stadium
The Young Lions' starting line up to play Germany at the Academy Stadium
His second arrived just shy of the hour mark, when Dane Scarlett set him up with a cross from the right and the former Chelsea youngster did the rest in front of a crowd of 2205.

With the game heading into its later stages and with two games still to play in the next week, Foster made changes to solidify the result, including first England caps for Leeds United’s Mateo Joseph and Liverpool’s Dominic Corness.

Foster and his squad will now head to southern Spain, where they will face games against fellow U20 World Cup Finalists USA on Saturday (3pm GMT) and France on Tuesday 28 March (3pm BST) at the Marbella Football Centre.

England: 1 Harvey Davies (Liverpool), 2 Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Coventry City, loan from Arsenal), 3 Callum Doyle (Coventry City, loan from Manchester City), 4 Alex Scott (Bristol City), 5 Bashir Humphreys (Paderborn, loan from Chelsea), 6 Jarell Quansah (Bristol Rovers, loan from Liverpool), 7 Alfie Devine (Tottenham Hotspur), 8 Carney Chukwuemeka (Chelsea) (c), 9 Dane Scarlett (Portsmouth, loan from Tottenham Hotspur), 10 Aaron Ramsey (Middlesbrough, loan from Aston Villa), 11 Sam Iling-Junior (Juventus)

Susbtitutes: 19 Liam Delap (Preston North End, loan from Manchester City) for Scarlett 70, 14 Tim Iroegbunam (Queens Park Rangers, loan from Aston Villa) for Scott 70, 21 Harvey Vale (Chelsea) for Devine 70, 17 Sam Edozie (Southampton) for Ramsey 83, 12 Daniel Oyegoke (Brentford) for Norton-Cuffey 88, 20 Mateo Joseph (Leeds United) for Iling-Junior 88, 18 Dominic Corness (Liverpool) for Chukwuemeka 88

Substitutes not used: 13 Matthew Cox (Brentford), 15 Ronnie Edwards (Peterborough United), 16 Luke Mbete (Bolton Wanderers, loan from Manchester City), 22 Owen Goodman (Crystal Palace)

Head coach: Ian Foster

Goals: Sam Iling-Junior 34, 58