Gibson unused sub as England win U17 World Cup

Saturday 28 October 2017  17 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton's Lewis Gibson celebrated with the rest of his England's U17s who produced a fantastic comeback from 2-0 down to win 5-2.

The result stunned Spain, who were always a threat, but was a big treat for the 66,000 fans in the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

Tremendous revenge against Spain, who defeated England on penalties early this year in the European Championship final at this level.


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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 28/10/2017 at 16:23:18
I hope Steve Walsh is out in India watching some of those U-17 kids. Some crackers in both teams especially Foden and Odoi for England. Sessegnon has been poor though.
James Hughes
2 Posted 28/10/2017 at 16:51:18
A good game and England are now level after being 2 down
James Hughes
3 Posted 28/10/2017 at 16:58:51
3-2 Foden scored finishing a good move.
David Milner
4 Posted 28/10/2017 at 17:12:59
4 - 2 with 6 minutes to go.
David Milner
5 Posted 28/10/2017 at 17:17:14
5 - 2 second goal for Phil Foden.
Colin Glassar
6 Posted 28/10/2017 at 17:26:55
England really does have an up and coming golden generation. From the U-21s down, we have some really technically gifted youngsters coming through.

No exaggeration, but they are just as good as the Brazilians and Spaniards on the ball. Great game.

Brian Williams
7 Posted 28/10/2017 at 17:28:38
Amazing to watch. What a comeback!
Mike Gaynes
8 Posted 28/10/2017 at 17:31:17
And now we have a World Cup winner on our roster. Congratulations to our new boy Lewis Gibson of the England U-17s, whom we signed in July.

He played only once in the tournament and was an unused sub today, but a champion is a champion.

Colin Glassar
9 Posted 28/10/2017 at 17:54:09
Brilliant come back, excellent game and we have another World Cup winner!
Dave Abrahams
10 Posted 28/10/2017 at 18:20:25
Only saw the last 20 minutes but enough to see the obvious talent in this team, a good 30 minutes to watch a very good England performance and in heat draining conditions. Well done to all the young lads.
Peter Mills
11 Posted 28/10/2017 at 18:28:37
They combined all the best elements of what we love in the game - skill, pace, toughness, calmness. Superb effort.
Andrew Keatley
12 Posted 28/10/2017 at 18:40:23
Colin I agree with you about the quality of some of the England Under 17 group, but did you really think Steven Sessegnon was poor? He set up England's first two goals on a plate to get them back on terms.

I think Hudson-Odoi must have beaten the Spanish right-back twenty times over the course of the game and looks a real prospect. Foden is in Guardiola's plans for the first team at Man City already.

I thought George McEachran struggled a bit but was generally impressed by everyone else – and they didn't even have two of the age-groups best players (Ryan Sessegnon and Jadon Sancho) due to being part of the first team squad for their respective clubs.

Colin Glassar
13 Posted 28/10/2017 at 18:47:57
Sessegnon was very poor defending, Andrew, but a lot better going forward. And Ryan Sessegnon is, like you said, miles better.
Kevin Prytherch
14 Posted 28/10/2017 at 19:07:36
Mike - make that 6 World Cup winners!!!
Steve Cotton
15 Posted 28/10/2017 at 21:17:04
Foden stood out by a country mile...

When I first saw Brewster's name I thought it was our Dalial...

Pity I thought we had another natural finisher...

Good times ahead for England hopefully..

Andrew Keatley
16 Posted 29/10/2017 at 01:03:32
Steve (15) - Delial Brewster left the club for Chesterfield earlier this year.
Phil Smith
17 Posted 29/10/2017 at 17:01:23
Aye, and we were without arguably our best player (Sancho) who had to go back to Dormand after the group games.

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