Four Gunners feature in England U-17s win

Bukayo Saka

Four Arsenal players featured for England as they beat Italy 2-1 in the European Under-17 Championship on Monday.

Vontae Daley-Campbell, Bukayo Saka, Xavier Amaechi and Tyreece John-Jules were all handed starts, helping Steve Cooper’s side increase their gap at the top of Group A to three points. Trae Coyle and Flo Balogun were unused substitutes. 

Daley-Campbell stamped his authority on the game early on with two perfectly timed tackles, before Amaechi slipped through the Italian midfield and had two shots at goal.

But it was Italy who broke the deadlock, when captain Alessio Riccardi found the bottom corner from 20 yards. 

Saka soon worked a brilliant reflex save from Alessandro Russo, before Arvin Appiah levelled the scores in fine fashion. 

The pressure continued and just five minutes later the referee pointed to the spot, after West Brom’s Rayhaan Tulloch had been fouled in the area. Tommy Doyle stepped up and fired home from 12 yards to complete the comeback.

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