It looked like England were going to get off to a win against Iraq in their first game in Group E of the U20 World Cup taking place in Turkey on Sunday night.
Gael Bigirimana – came on after 89 minutes
And England were two goals up from Conor Coady in the 41st and then Luke Williams made it two after 52 minutes, before Iraq came back with two goals in the last 17 minutes, and their equalizer came three minutes into added time, to embarrass England.
This was another young England set-back after the debacle in Israel earlier this month wehn we were beaten 1-0, and that cost the England U21 manager Stuart Pearce his job.
Newcastle’s Gael Bigirimana just made it into the game on Sunday night, when he came on as a sub on 89 minutes.
In the other group E game, Chile beat Egypt 2-1 to go top of the group, and England’s next game is against Chile on Wednesday night – and England need a win.
Maybe Gael will start that game?
England U20: Johnstone, Lascelles, Potts, Flanagan, Dier, Coady, Ward-Prowse, Lundstram (Reach 69), Barkley (Bigirimana 89), Kane, Williams (Long 69).
Subs not used: George Long, Cole, Stones, Thorpe, Pritchard, Garbutt, Ripley.
Iraq U20: Hameed, Dhurgham Ismail (Abdul-Hussein 69), Nadhim, Jabbar Arebat, Adnan, Natiq (Kamil 66), Fayez, Salman, Jawad Kadhim Shukor 84), Tareq, Abdulraheem.
Subs not used: Ajail, Jumaah, Jabbar Shwkan, Qasim, Ihab Kadhim, Hozan Ismael, Yaseen
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