England Win European U17 Championship – Woodman The Hero


England dramatically won the European U17 Championship tonight in Malta, after the game ended 1-1 after 80 minutes, and the game went straight to penalties and Newcastle goalkeeper Woodman brilliantly saved the Netherlands first penalty from van der Moot as the Newcastle goalkeeper dived full length to his right to block the shot, and England won the penalty shoot out by converting all four of the penalties needed to win it.

England won the penalty shoot out 4-1 – these lads are not fainthearted – and that  first save from Woodman turned out to be crucial to England’s win.

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Izzy Brown of England in action tonight

Adam Armstrong unfortunately wasn‘t fit enough to start the game tonight for England, because of his injured ankle, but he was still on the bench, but he wasn’t risked in the game, as England won their second European U17 Championship in the last five attempts. in what was a close game.

It was unfortunate for Adam, who had been one of England’s best players in the tournament.

Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman started in goal for England, whose only win in this Championship before tonight was back in 2010, with the Netherlands having won two of the last three Championships.

England started the game fairly slowly but came more into the game, and after 25 minutes England went ahead with a good goal from Dominic Solanke.

Patrick Roberts put in a left wing corner and Taylor Moore was able to get a shot in, and the ball went to Dominic Solanke, who controlled the ball well with his left foot, and then stroked the ball home with his right foot from just six yards out.

But then on the stoke of half time the Netherlands equalized when Abdelhak Nouri put a great through ball in to Jari Schuurman, who gave the England goalkeeper Woodman no chance from about ten yards out – and it was 1-1 at the half .

It had been a fairly even first half with England looking good and well organized.

Early in the second half Woodman made a good save from Bergwijn, as he caught his swerving shot on goal.

England got an indirect free kick on the Netherlands six yard box, which you very rarely see,  but the shot from Onomah was blocked.

The Netherlands were beginning to get the upper hand after 60 minutes, as they were putting more pressure on the England defense, but there were no more goals and after the allotted 80 minutes and three minutes of stoppage time – the game went straight to penalties.

England scored their first penalty though Ledson, and then Newcastle goalkeeper Woodman saved the Netherland’s first penalty, as he dived brilliantly to his right to block the shot from van der Moot.

And then the Netherlands missed their third penalty from Verdonk – wide of Freddie’s right hand post – and Kenny made sure with England’s fourth penalty conversion.

England were the European U17 Champions.



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39 comments so far

  • niafron

    May 21, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #1

    Uncredible…

    England won something BEFORE Newcastle!

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  • Novocastrian66

    May 21, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #2

    It was an excellent save by Woodman in the shoot out. Good to see the Toon represented in a successful England squad.

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  • croftus5678

    May 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #3

    good keeper but why cant any of our keepers kick a bloody ball properly lol.

    bring on the 1st please i want opening day signings by the dozen >.<

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  • Online Guy

    May 21, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Geordie 2…….

    From this day forth , one will refer to Mr Pardew
    as…………. Mr Doublespeak..

    Doublespeak = Pardew.

    Evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse.

    Language that can be understood in more than one way and that is used to trick or deceive people.

    misleads
    distorts reality
    pretends to communicate
    avoids or shifts responsibility

    Mr Doublespeak . Very apt ?

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  • jazzyp

    May 21, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Sweedog
    Lacazette and Grenier for 20 mill would be an excellent transfer window with cabella as well. Throw in Gomis and Ba and that would be some tasty line up for next season

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  • croftus5678

    May 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #6

    perez and ba up front with cabella on left wing and our team would allready be a lot better than last year.

    colback/abied/bigi/tiote/anita means decent competition for mid places (could do with another acm if poss though)

    anything else is squad depth.

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  • jazzyp

    May 21, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Croftus
    Siem de jong at & mill would be the perfect choice for me

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  • jazzyp

    May 21, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #8

    7 mill

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  • croftus5678

    May 21, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #9

    @7 jazzy

    siem is prob the only player we have not been linked with so far this past week lol

    i’d take diame for 3.5mil bo clause bit more of an all rounder but tbh theres a fair few i wouldnt stick my nose up at (even maybe playing arfa there if he ever bucks his game up)

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  • jazzyp

    May 21, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Croftus
    Ben arfa for me is to inconsistent mate. has an abundance of talent and potential, A very rare breed of player that can get bums of seats. But has more games where he goes missing than actually makes a difference in a game.
    Diame I reckon is sissoko’s twin lol

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  • croftus5678

    May 21, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #11

    @10 jazzy

    hehe ye agree on both accounts.

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  • croftus5678

    May 21, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #12

    england u17’s won championship tonight 🙂

    that leftback moore looks great player ! also the 2 cb’s and roberts the left winger i wonder how much they would cost ?

    that moore reminds me of a leftsided debuchy though never stops running.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    May 21, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #13

    I think we’ll sign:

    Grenier
    Cabella
    Ba
    Gomis
    Lacazette
    Zarate
    Andros Townsend
    Micah Richards
    Stefan Denswil
    Daniel Agger

    The total squad equate to £60m

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  • SuperShearer

    May 21, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Smoking the old crack-pipe again Kets? Good on you son.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 21, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #15

    @ Kets

    Somehow I think you may be disappointed m8 🙂 .

    I reckon we will sign a winger, 2 strikers and that will be it . Such a shame .

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Imagine a conventional 4-3-3 with a midfield 3 of:

    Sissoko Tiote diame

    Then up top

    Hba Lacezetta/Pacy striker Cabella

    Just wet my pants tbh

    Pardspew’s just shat his

    Just wet myself tbh

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  • clinath@ed

    May 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #17

    Deja vu Kets, mate….weren’t we here 2 years ago?

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Oops I seem to of wet myself twice there, what’s going on! It got me that excited 😉

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  • beermonkey

    May 21, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #19

    average

    good job it wont happen you would run out of trousers on match day

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  • Average_Contents

    May 21, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Beermonkey

    If it ever did I would be forced to deploy some sort of man nappy

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  • lesh

    May 21, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Uncredible…

    England won something BEFORE Newcastle!

    England’ll win a World Cup competition before we win a trophy!

    😉

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  • beermonkey

    May 21, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #22

    average

    I recommend a king size towel

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  • lesh

    May 21, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Croftus, Jazzy, you could bring the best players in the world in and with Mr Pardew’s brilliant tactical brain on the case, we’d still win nowt!

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  • Graeme

    May 21, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #24

    Average, evidently P45DUE keeps a stock at hand. Someone said he had a leaky arse or something. By all accounts it was something to do with his meeting with Moobs Ashlet lol

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    May 21, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #25

    I think people on here have high hopes about signing very good players

    Ketsbaia9 – dream on mate this will never happen in fact this should never happen, signing 10 players? look how the mackems & QPR turned out.

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  • toon kk

    May 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #26

    DON’T get excited about new signings,
    We’ll get average players in on a budget.

    Remember MA owns the club and he WON’T want the players we want.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    May 21, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #27

    Congratulations England 🙂

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  • Graeme

    May 21, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Toon KK – you got it mate. We fans have completely different outlooks to the owner.
    We want the excitement, the drama and even a bit of glory every 50 years or so. FCB wants an advertising platform for his tat shops – simple.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Ketsy @13 speak to welshie about the effects of sniffing petrol fumes mate. That list is about 5 players and 50M pounds too long for Mike.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Well done England U-17s.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Are you sure that’s not beermonkey peeing in your back pocket A_C @18? 😯

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  • beermonkey

    May 21, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #32

    a golden shower from a beermonkey

    its hot strong and will make you smell like cat nip

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #33

    It doesn’t attract the ladies though. Feral cats possibly.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #34

    He’s got that soggy feeling,
    Whoa, that soggy’ feeling,
    He’s got that soggy feeling,
    Now he’s wet…wet…wet…wooooooh.
    Please sing to You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling A_C mate.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Does anyone have anything funny to say or do beermonkey and I just have to blather on?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #36

    You know, you lads just don’t understand the beermonkey the way I do. This is a man who is completely dedicated to his football club and his monkey business. And I respect him completely…..Except when he pees in my back pocket. 🙁

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #37

    GeordieTwo

    you mentioning my name again

    Tut tut tut

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #38

    i see one of papers are saying that gomis wants £100,000 a week to join us

    i think he’s sniffing petrol fumes not me

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  • Lost Plot

    May 22, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #39

    Get in England … Georrrdiiiezzzz

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