Emile Smith Rowe provided a stunning assist in England's 3-0 win over Israel as the Young Lions reached the U21 European Championship final for the first time since 2009.
Morgan Gibbs-White kicked off proceedings with a first-half header after missing a penalty in the opening 20 minutes. England held onto their slender lead into the second half and just after the hour mark, it was time to double their advantage.
Smith Rowe picked the ball up in the middle of Israel's half, turned quickly and laid the ball off to Gibbs-White. The attacking pair sped towards goal, exchanging a series of stylish one-twos before Smith Rowe picked out Man City's Cole Palmer at the back post to make it 2-0.
Our England international was then substituted after 74 minutes and Cameron Archer put the game to bed with a third England goal in the 90th minute.
With only one game left in their championship journey, the Young Lions will play Spain in the final on Saturday. The last time England lifted the U21 Euros trophy was back in 1984, when they defeated Spain 3-0 on aggregate.
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