International Round-Up

Tuesday 20 June 2017 14:59

Cauley Woodrow made his first appearance for England in  the 2017 U21 EURO Championship when he helped the Young Lions defeat Slovakia 2-1 on Monday night.

The Slovakians opened the scoring on 23 minutes when Martin Chrien looped his header past Jordan Pickford in the England goal.

Jacob Murphy’s cross eventually found Alfie Mawson who scrambled in England’s equaliser in the 51st minute.

The Young Lions then took the lead eleven minutes later when Nathan Redmond’s strike found the back of the net.

Woodrow replaced Tammy Abraham on 88 minutes and helped England see the game out to overtake the Slovakians at the top of Group A.

Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodák was an unused substitute on the Slovakian bench.

England now command the group with four points while Rodák and his teammates are right behind on three points.

Next up for England is their final group game against bottom placed Poland on Thursday evening with Slovakia facing a Sweden side who have managed two draws so far.

Lasse Vigen Christensen is preparing to take on Germany U21’s on Wednesday night as his Denmark team look to recover from Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Italy.

The Danes, captained by Christensen, went into the half-time break all square but an overhead kick from Lorenzo Pellegrini broke the deadlock and then Andrea Petagna scored a second four minutes from the full-time whistle.

Denmark are currently bottom of Group C but still have two games left to try and reach the knock-out stages of the tournament.

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