Matty Longstaff made his first start for the England under-20s in their 3-0 win against Iceland. He was substituted in the 72nd minute for Ipswitch’s Flynn Downes.
2-0 to England U-20s. Ian Poveda Ocampo places a low shot underneath Elias Rafn Olafsson after good work from Danny Loader, who produced nice piece of skill in box before centring. Matty Longstaff goes off after 72 minutes for Flynn Downes. Good full debut for #nufc midfielder
— Chris Waugh (@ChrisDHWaugh) November 19, 2019
Matty made his debut last Thursday as a 72nd-minute substitute in a 4-0 win at Portugal. Today he got the start and had a terrific runout. Joining him in the starting line-up were former Magpie youth players Lewis Gibson, now at Everton, and Marcus Tavernier, now with Middlesborough.
It’s been a great week for some of Newcastle’s youngsters. Matty Longstaff has appeared in both matches for England’s under-20 team. Just yesterday, 17-year-old Joe White finished playing three games in a week for the England under-18s.
Also today, 18-year-old center-back Oisin McEntee started for the Republic of Ireland under-19 team in their 0-2 loss to Austria in a Euro Under-19 qualifier. On Thursday, McEntee scored a goal for Ireland in their 2-1 loss to Switzerland. He also started in Ireland’s massive 13-0 win against Gibraltar on Saturday.