England U20 3 Uruguay U20 2: Young Lions qualify for last 16 in front of hostile crowd as God Save the King booed
ENGLAND’S Under-20s sealed qualification to the Last 16 of the World Cup after beating Uruguay 3-2 in front of a hostile crowd in Argentina.
The Young Lions are now top of Group E and are waiting for Tunisia’s clash with Iraq to find out if they will go through as winners.
England’s Under-20s defeated Uruguay 3-2 in front of a hostile crowdGetty
England sealed qualification to the Last 16 of the Under-20 World CupGetty
England have now won both of their first two World Cup matchesAFP
The game didn’t start with the best signs as the national anthem was booed by scores of fans in attendance at the Estadio Unico Diego Armando Maradona stadium.
But that wasn’t enough to put Ian Foster’s men off as they started strong and opened the scoring after just 22 minutes.
Bashir Humphreys, one of Chelsea‘s many loanees who currently plays for Paderborn, drew first blood for Foster’s side.
England doubled their lead in the first half but left it until the fourth minute of stoppage time.
That was when Tottenham‘s Alfie Devine beat Penarol’s Randall Rodriguez.
Uruguay fought back in the second half and gave England something to worry about when Danubio’s Franco Gonzalez beat Brentford‘s Matthew Aidan Cox.
But Marcelo Broli’s side couldn’t produce an equaliser and instead saw England sealing the win just before full-time.
This time it was Leeds‘ Darko Gyabi, who buried it at the back of the net in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
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Uruguay managed to get their missing goal with Matias Abaldo but Foster’s men held tight and are now looking forward to the Round of 16.
That is a perfect start for England as they also won their first match against Tunisia 1-0 thanks to Dane Scarlett’s winner.
Now the Young Lions are set to meet Iraq on Sunday hoping to seal first place.