England clinched its first ever U-17 World Cup after dramatically defeating Spain by a margin of 5-2 goals. Trailing by two goals, England put on an outstanding performance to recover as they replied with five goals.
Sergio Gomez put Spain 2-0 ahead after scoring two goals on 10’ and 31’. Just before the half-time, Rhian Brewster opened the scoreline for England.
In the second half, Morgan Gibbs-White levelled the scoreline for England on 56 minutes which was followed by Phil Foden twice (69’ and 88’) and Marc Guehi once (84’) that led them to clinch the trophy.
Spain earned their 1-0 lead just under 10 minutes which was scored by Sergio Gomez. Juan Miranda produced a cross which hit on Cesar Gelabert’s body and travelled to the goal, but before the English goalie Curtis Anderson made a try to save the ball, Gomez contributed a touch that beat Anderson.
After the half-an-hour mark, Gomez struck again as Spain took a 2-0 lead. Gelabert brilliantly generated a cross for Gomez who replied with a superb finish that Anderson had no chance to save.
During the first half, England played slightly better football than Spain, especially after Spain’s second goal, but their final third performance was not so enough to scare Spain.
On 44 minutes, England finally opened their account through the Rhian Brewster’s header. Steven Sessegnon’s cross found Brewster whose header beat the Spanish goalie (Alvaro Fernandez).
Morgan Gibbs-White equalised the scoreline for England (2-2) on 56 minutes. Steven Sessegnon crossed a ball for Gibbs-White who just tapped into the goal.
On 69 minutes, Phil Foden put England 3-2 ahead. Callum Hudson-Odoi produced a low cross for Foden who netted successfully.
On 84 minutes, England secured the game after Marc Guehi made the scoreline 4-2 for England. Hudson-Odoi’s cross from a set-piece reached Brewster, whose header brought down the ball to Jonathan Panzo and Guehi finished that successfully.
Just 4 minutes later, Foden added another after Hudson-Odoi’s through delivery found him.