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Player Profile - Benik Afobe


Benik Afobe
England 2-1 Serbia
Group B
Friday, July 6

Benik Afobe was on target as England secured their first win of the European Under-19 Championship in Estonia.

The Arsenal striker struck after just six minutes, pouncing from close range after Conor Goady's cross was fumbled into his path.

Afobe was a handful for the Serbia defence throughout and almost set up a second for Harry Kane with a clever dummy.

The 19-year-old could have had a penalty in the 37th minute when he was brought down in the area at the end of a flowing move, but the referee waved away England's claims.

Afobe shaved the post with a header eight minutes after the restart and he was involved again when Nathan Redmond doubled England's lead with a fine strike 10 minutes later.

Serbia gained a foothold in the match with 20 minutes left when Nikola Ninkovic's corner sailed straight into the net. Afobe was withdrawn a minute later and England held on for a vital win.

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6 Jul 2012