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England U19 4-0 Serbia U19: Scarlett scores twice as young Three Lions seal Euros semi-final spot

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England U19 4-0 Serbia U19: Tottenham striker Dane Scarlett scores twice as young Three Lions seal Euros semi-final spot with emphatic win in Slovakia… with Ian Foster’s side also booking their place at 2023 U20 World Cup after making last 4

  • Dane Scarlett opened the scoring for England U19 with low finish under keeper 
  • Spurs striker poked home second after Brooke Norton-Cuffy cross was fumbled
  • Carney Chukwuemeka then killed the sport off with improbable individual effort 
  • Substitute Daniel Jebbison smartly finished on the near post in stoppage time

Tottenham striker Dane Scarlett scored a first-half brace as England U19’s qualified for the semi-finals of the U19 Euros with an emphatic victory against Serbia.

The 18-year-old opened the scoring after good work from Borussia Dortmund’s Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Aston Villa’s Carney Chukwuemeka, which allowed the Spurs teen to fit home past Ognjen Lukic five minutes in.

Scarlett then doubled his tally five minutes before the break, poking home on the near post after Lukic had spilled Arsenal defender Brooke Norton-Cuffy’s inviting cross.

Dane Scarlett scored twice as England U19’s qualified for the semi-finals of the U19 Euros

After a low finish for his first, the Spurs striker poked home a second at the near post (above)

After a low finish for his first, the Spurs striker poked home a second on the near post (above)

England goalkeeper Matthew Cox was kept busy though, making a superb stop from Nikola Knezevic in the primary half before making further saves from an improved Serbia side within the second.

But Ian Foster’s team killed the sport off when Chukwuemeka scored from a improbable individual effort, curling a low effort into the far corner contained in the penalty area after intercepting the ball halfway contained in the Serbia half.

The young Three Lions’ victory was then accomplished in stoppage time when substitute Daniel Jebbison smartly finished on the near post following Aaron Ramsey’s pass.

Foster’s side will now hope they’ll end the group-stage a part of the tournament with an unblemished record after they face Israel on Saturday of their final Group B fixture. 

Scarlett (R) took his second goal well after a cross from Arsenal's Brooke Norton-Cuffy (L)

Scarlett (R) took his second goal well after a cross from Arsenal’s Brooke Norton-Cuffy (L)

Aston Villa's Carney Chukwuemeka then killed the game off with a fantastic individual effort

Aston Villa’s Carney Chukwuemeka then killed the sport off with a improbable individual effort

They may then face either France or Italy, with each Group A sides also unbeaten within the tournament ahead of their meeting on Friday afternoon. 

The U19 Euros only consists of eight teams, with the highest two sides within the two groups guaranteed a spot within the semi-finals.

All of the teams who make it to the last 4 of this 12 months’s tournament may also qualify for the FIFA U20 World Cup, which is ready to happen next summer across six venues in Indonesia and can now include England.

The U20 World Cup was set to happen in 2021 but was postponed as a consequence of Covid. Defending champions Ukraine is not going to have the ability to defend the title they won in 2019 after failing to succeed in the ultimate round of UEFA World Cup qualifying.

Spain also met the identical fate in Euros qualifying, meaning they should not in a position to defend their crown in the continued tournament. 

Substitute Daniel Jebbison finished off the scoring with a smart finish at the near post

Substitute Daniel Jebbison finished off the scoring with a wise finish on the near post

Ian Foster's side have also qualified for the U20 World Cup after reaching Euros last four

Ian Foster’s side have also qualified for the U20 World Cup after reaching Euros last 4

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