Rhian Brewster and England U17s through to European Championship final

16 May 2017

Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster has helped England to the final of European U17 Championship, following Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Turkey.


Goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Jadon Sancho secured the Young Lions’ passage to Friday’s final against Spain.

Brewster played the full 80 minutes in Croatia, but failed to find the back of the net after scoring three goals in England’s previous four games at the tournament.

The 17-year-old has been one of the standout performers for Steve Cooper’s side, alongside Man City midfielder Sancho, and can hope to fire England to the Euro U17 title.

Against Turkey, Brewster started as the U17s’ centre-forward, leading the line on a sticky Zapresic evening.

He was not at his best throughout, missing the target with his only attempt on goal, but kept himself busy in the final third, winning two free-kicks with his quick feet.

The evening was marred by a serious head injury to Tottenham midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe, but the youngster was confirmed to have regained consciousness shortly after being withdrawn in the first half.

Cooper will be hoping to recall Oakley-Boothe on Friday, having named an unchanged side in every game throughout the tournament so far, finding a successful system.

Brewster is one of the most highly rated talents in the Liverpool academy, and was named on the substitutes’ bench for April’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

He could be included in the travelling squad for the Reds’ post-season friendly against Sydney on May 24.

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