Rhian Brewster stars for England U17s in World Cup victory over Mexico

11 October 2017

Rhian Brewster helped England U17s seal back-to-back U17 World Cup wins on Wednesday, with the teenager opening the scoring with a sublime free-kick in a 3-2 victory over Mexico.


The Three Lions youngsters are currently in India taking part in the prestigious competition, and they opened their tournament with a 4-0 win over Chile on Sunday.

Brewster started that game and impressed despite not finding the net, but he played a more influential role in their second Group F clash against the Mexicans on Wednesday.

England comprehensively outplayed their opponents in the first-half, and Brewster missed an absolute sitter with the goal gaping and the score at 0-0.

The 17-year-old striker redeemed himself soon after, however, curling home a wonderful free-kick to give the Three Lions a precious lead.

Steve Cooper’s exciting outfit pulled away after the break, with Man City‘s prodigiously gifted midfielder Phil Foden doubling the lead.

Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho added a third from the penalty spot before the hour mark, as England seemingly cruised towards victory.

Mexico staged a spirited comeback, however, with Diego Lainez pulling a goal back thanks to a kind deflectionm and the deficit was reduced further when he fired home midway through the second-half.

Despite a late onslaught from Mexico, Brewster and his teammates held on, ensuring they qualify for the knockout stages in the process. Their last group game is against Iraq on Saturday.

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