U21s – Croatia 1-2 England: Bradaric’s late screamer sends them into quarter-finals

Aaron Ramsdale of England fails to save a shot from Domagoj Bradaric of Croatia as he scores his team's first goal during the 2021 UEFA European...

After an energetic and considerably improved display, England U21s were just minutes away from the knockout stages of this summer’s European Championships. Then, Lille fullback Domagoj Bradaric produced a stunning stoppage-time strike to send the Young Lions home while booking their place in the quarter-finals – where they’ll play holders Spain on May 31. Continue reading

U21 Euros – Portugal 2-0 England: Mota, Trincao compound self-inflicted issues

Dany Mota of Portugal celebrates with team mates after scoring their side's first goal during the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group D...

Aidy Boothroyd’s England side have a mountain to climb and their fate is now out of their hands if they’re to qualify for this summer’s U21 Euro knockout rounds, after succumbing to a second successive group stage defeat against a well-drilled Portugal side – courtesy of second-half goals from Dany Mota and substitute Francisco Trincao’s emphatic penalty off the bench. Continue reading

Eberechi Eze’s persistence paid off as his top-flight journey is underway

Bright Palace unlucky to lose against Everton - News - Crystal Palace FC

Released by Arsenal, Fulham, Reading and Millwall while still in his teenage years, Eberechi Eze endured failed trials and questions over his languid attitude. Over the weekend, Roy Hodgson gave the 22-year-old playmaker his first Premier League start for new club Crystal Palace and judging by how he’s handled adversity in the past, it’s likely the first of many to come.
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