England made a stunning comeback from 2 goals down to win the Under 17 World Cup
A Phil Foden brace in the second half helped complete a spectacular comeback as England beat Spain 5-2 in the Under-17 World Cup final at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
A first-half brace from Sergio Gomez had Spain on their way before semifinal hero Rhian Brewster pulled one back to send England to the dressing room down 2-1.
England found their equaliser in the 58th minute when Morgan Gibbs-White poked home from close range from a Steven Sessegnon assist to set up Foden’s dramatic winner in the 69th minute.
And with Spain looking to level, England sealed victory at the other end with a Marc Guehi strike before Foden added his second to make it five for his team.
Congratulations, @England! 👏
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Rhian Brewster – scorer of hat-tricks in the past two matches – brought England back into the game in the 44th minute after Sergio Gómez had put Spain 2-0 up with goals in the 10th minute and just after the half-hour.
Then Morgan Gibbs-White and Phil Foden put England 3-2 up and on course for glory, before Marc Guehi made it safe and Foden added the last.
It was a truly special second-half performance from England, as they outclassed Spain. La Rojita looked decent at times, but were overwhelmed by the guile, speed and quality of England.
The England Under 17 team had played with a great note throughout the whole tournament. They had outclassed Brazil in the semifinal and they truly deserve the cup. The future of England football are in secure hands if they are not overhyped by the media.