Ledson scores a stunner in England U18s rout in Poland

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Everton's Ryan Ledson scored the pick of England U18s' four goals as they beat Poland in Gdansk this afternoon.

The Young Lions were level at 1-1 coming out of the half-time break but Ledson looped a brilliant 40-yard free kick over the goalkeeper to make it 2-1 after 50 minutes.

England, with Ledson's Everton U18s teammate Callum Connolly also in the side, went on to win 4-1.


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James Smith
1 Posted 17/11/2014 at 21:06:05
But did he mean it?
Colin Glassar
2 Posted 17/11/2014 at 21:07:18
I've tried to watch it several times but it won't work.
Brent Stephens
3 Posted 17/11/2014 at 21:08:54
WOW - looks intentional.
Kieran Riding
4 Posted 17/11/2014 at 21:11:55
Goalie clearly off his line, I hope he meant that.

Even if he didn't, he must come out and say that it was a shot.

We can then all wait for the "Man City in £75m Ledson bid" headlines in the morning!

Andrew Ellams
5 Posted 17/11/2014 at 21:22:42
If a Brazilian did that, we would all be sick of seeing it by the end of the week.
Mark Frere
6 Posted 17/11/2014 at 21:22:22
That clearly wasn't intentional. Needs to improve his delivery. Sort it out, Ryan!
Sue Brown
7 Posted 17/11/2014 at 21:37:48
What a free kick!! I'm sure he meant it...!
Brent Stephens
8 Posted 17/11/2014 at 22:15:29
He's going to be England's best ever. Sorry, Barkley.
Aiden Doyle
9 Posted 17/11/2014 at 22:21:58
Judging by his quick glance towards the near post during the first step of his run-up, he may well have meant it.
Trevor Lynes
10 Posted 17/11/2014 at 22:27:36
Having scored similar goals, I must say it looked like a cross.
Sam Hoare
12 Posted 17/11/2014 at 23:08:53
Overhit cross!

Great to have 3 Everton players in this very successful youth group. Ledson, Walsh and Connolly. Kenny quite often involved too, not sure if he's injured.

Big responsibility for Martinez and his team to make sure that these lads get the best chance of coming through and ending up as first team players.

John Pickles
13 Posted 17/11/2014 at 23:28:46
I've heard Hibbo'o does that in training all the time.
Tim Greeley
14 Posted 18/11/2014 at 00:02:53
No no no no no......YESSSSSSSS!!!
Whatever, Leddy is aces and will be England's second best ever.
Harold Matthews
15 Posted 18/11/2014 at 00:37:03
The wind took it in but he's a very promising lad with a big personality.
Steve Jenkins
16 Posted 18/11/2014 at 00:49:45
Doubt he tried that, if he did then he just scored the greatest free kick I’ve ever seen.
Minik Hansen
17 Posted 18/11/2014 at 01:36:53
I'll respect him the rest of my life if he admits it's a overhit. I hope he is honest. His time will come with the first team.
Nick Armitage
18 Posted 18/11/2014 at 07:29:43
I don't know. Looks as though he tries to get some back spin on it to bring it down. And the goalie was well off his line but whether he could see that who knows?

Only he knows but I have seen loads those go in in Sunday League.

Tom R Owen
19 Posted 18/11/2014 at 09:24:39
That was Beckham-like! Brilliant!
Jimmy-Åge Sørheim
20 Posted 18/11/2014 at 09:22:33
The way his body moved it was clear he put great power in the shot.

Think he meant to get a spin on it but I think he did have the wind on his side.

Dave Williams
21 Posted 18/11/2014 at 13:13:18
He meant that – look at his shape when running up to hit it and where he looks – no way could he ever be intending that as a cross.


Phill Thompson
22 Posted 18/11/2014 at 15:29:38
Sam Hoare re Jonjoe Kenny, I saw his name in the squad for the1st Poland game (Friday ?) but no Walsh. Walsh was then a sub , so it looks like they swapped Kenny for Walsh, presumably cos of injury.
Gerry Quinn
23 Posted 18/11/2014 at 17:50:30
Aiden, "Judging by his quick glance towards the near post during the first step of his run-up, he may well have meant it."

He has his back is to you, Aiden, so how do you know he was "glancing towards the near post"?

I can't see him glancing in that clip - or, if he is glancing, maybe he is glancing up to Row Z for all you know...only saying... :)

Jamie Barlow
24 Posted 18/11/2014 at 18:15:32
Did he bollocks mean it. Shocking free kick.
Brendan Fox
25 Posted 18/11/2014 at 21:42:07
A touch of the Ronaldinho about it!

Not having seen the rest of the game maybe for some of the earlier freekicks the goalie had been spotted a few times well off his line and this was a speculative shot?

For me his body language as he approaches the ball it looks like it is an intentional shot given the power he hits the ball with.

If you watch the clip the goalie is 5 yards out but doesn't help himself when he steps forward after the balls been struck over the 6 yard box and then starts to backtrack when he realises it's no cross!

Paul Andrews
26 Posted 18/11/2014 at 21:57:33
100% meant it.
Ciaran Duff
27 Posted 19/11/2014 at 07:17:40
He would deffo clear the first defender at corners!
Sue Brown
28 Posted 19/11/2014 at 13:32:43
Be it luck or great skill, it's a brilliant goal, but what really pisses me off is there is no sight nor sound of it anywhere on various websites / TV, or in the media over the last couple of days.

As someone said, if it had been a Brazil player or one of the "chosen clubs", it would have been repeated everywhere.

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