Eddie Nketiah grew to become England Beneath-21s’ main goalscorer as they beat Turkey at Molineux to ebook their place at subsequent yr’s European Championship.
Nketiah missed an 84th-minute penalty however coolly clipped in a report 14th aim at this degree 4 minutes later.
England went forward by way of Huseyin Turkmen’s personal aim, deflecting Ryan Sessegnon’s cross into his internet.
Aaron Ramsdale stored out Halil Dervisoglu’s penalty, however the Turkey striker netted a comfort late on.
Unbeaten England’s qualifying marketing campaign has been distinctive, as they’ve gained seven of their eight video games, with their solely blemish coming in a shock 3-3 draw at minnows Andorra final outing.
However Aidy Boothroyd’s aspect end high of Group Three with two video games to spare and attain their eighth consecutive European Championship.
Borussia Dortmund teenager Jude Bellingham bossed the midfield however it was fellow Bundesliga participant Sessegnon, on mortgage at Hoffenheim from Tottenham, who created the opener together with his burst from the left – with Turkmen sticking a foot out to show the ball into his personal internet.
However regardless of seeing a aim disallowed for offside and lacking a penalty, Nketiah broke by way of to attain a minute from time and take his targets tally previous these of former England captain Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers.
Captain Nketiah instructed BT Sport: “It’s superb. It’s good to get the three factors however to beat the report is a dream come true and a proud second for me and my household. There are nonetheless video games left so as to add to that.
“I used to be disillusioned with the penalty however I made positive I stayed cool when the possibility fell to me and it was a pleasant end.”
Boothroyd added: “Eddie Nketiah is in esteemed firm with Alan Shearer. He’s a terrific participant and I genuinely suppose if he can have the profession Alan has had, he may have accomplished very well.”
Amid a busy fixture calendar, subsequent yr’s match – which is to be hosted in Hungary and Slovakia – has been break up over two durations.
The group levels will happen in March and the knockout stage – that includes the quarter-finals, semi-finals and ultimate – will likely be performed from 31 Could to six June.
- 20DasilvaSubstituted forEzeat 63′minutes
- 16SkippBooked at 38mins
- 11R Sessegnon
- 8BellinghamBooked at 41mins
- 10Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forMcNeilat 85′minutes
- 15R Williams
- 22SertelSubstituted forYilmazat 74′minutes
- 18ÜlgünSubstituted forEyibilat 81′minutes
- 5ÖzdemirSubstituted forKarakasat 89′minutes
- 11CanbazSubstituted forKapacakat 45′minutesBooked at 79mins
- 21DervisogluBooked at 18mins
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Match ends, England U21 2, Turkey U21 1.
Second Half ends, England U21 2, Turkey U21 1.
Eddie Nketiah (England U21) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Erkan Eyibil (Turkey U21).
Objective! England U21 2, Turkey U21 1. Halil Dervisoglu (Turkey U21) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook. Assisted by Ilker Karakas following a quick break.
Hand ball by Burak Kapacak (Turkey U21).
Try blocked. Guven Yalcin (Turkey U21) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Halil Dervisoglu.
Substitution, Turkey U21. Ilker Karakas replaces Berat Özdemir.
Objective! England U21 2, Turkey U21 0. Eddie Nketiah (England U21) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
Eberechi Eze (England U21) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Guven Yalcin (Turkey U21).
Ryan Sessegnon (England U21) wins a free kick on the fitting wing.
Foul by Ridvan Yilmaz (Turkey U21).
Substitution, England U21. Dwight McNeil replaces Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Penalty missed! Nonetheless England U21 1, Turkey U21 0. Eddie Nketiah (England U21) hits the fitting submit with a proper footed shot.
Penalty England U21. James Justin attracts a foul within the penalty space.
Penalty conceded by Serkan Asan (Turkey U21) after a foul within the penalty space.
Try missed. Eddie Nketiah (England U21) header from the centre of the field is only a bit too excessive. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross following a nook.
Nook, England U21. Conceded by Ravil Tagir.
Try blocked. Eddie Nketiah (England U21) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked.