Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, England vs Mexico, Football Match Result: Young Lions maintain 100 percent record

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Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, England vs Mexico, Football Match Result: Young Lions maintain 100 percent record
  • FT England 3 Mexico 2

    The English defence managed to pass its sternest test so far, having held on to their slender lead, although Mexico pushed England to the brink.

    Mexico will take a lot of positives from their second half performance, but they will go into their final game against Chile in Guwahati needing all three points to stand a chance to qualify for the knock-outs.

    England have all but assured qualification with two wins from their two matches, and could afford to rest a few players against Iraq, should they want to keep their youngsters fresh for the play-offs.

  • 19:02 (IST)


    That's it. England have maintained their 100 percent in Group F with a narrow 3-2 win over Mexico at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. Goals from Brewster, Foden and Sancho proved to be enough to keep hold of Mexico, who bagged a couple of goals in seven minutes. The English defence was caught napping in the second half but somehow they managed to get an important win. 

  • 88' England 3-2 Mexico

    Mexico have missed a couple of easy opportunities to equalize while England are hoping to get a goal on the counter. The Central American nation seem more likely to get the next goal though, with a plethora of attacking moves across both flanks.

  • 18:46 (IST)

    86' England 3-2 Mexico

    The Mexicans are a totally different side in the second half. They are making pacey runs from the left. However, England left-back Jonathan Panzo has defended well to keep Jesus Perez at bay

  • 18:43 (IST)

  • 79' England 3-2 Mexico

    The English defence has been stunned into a stupor, although the English midfield is attempting to press high. Mistakes are cropping up as Mexico continue to chase the equaliser.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    77' England 3-2 Mexico 

    Mexico come close to score again. They are queuing up in front of the English defence to create a number of chances. Can they manage to score an equaliser? 

  • 72' GOAL! Mexico 2-3 England

    Diego Lainez reduces the deficit with yet another well-taken goal as Mexico's No. 19 has self-handedly taken the game to Mexico.

  • 18:35 (IST)

  • 65' GOAL! England 3 Mexico 1

    Game on! Diego Lainez gets Mexico on the scoresheet with an individual moment of brilliance as the Club America forward's shot is beyond Anderson's reach.

  • 63' - England 3-0 Mexico

    England have taken complete control of the game with the Mexican midfield struggling to contend with the Englishmen's technical quality. 

  • 18:23 (IST)

    60' England 3-0 Mexico

    The Young Lions are exploiting their opponent's weakness from both the flanks. Foden and Sancho have combined well to put the Mexican defence under massive pressure. Those deft touches are creating problems. 

  • 55' - GOAL! England 3 Mexico 0

    Jadon Sancho wins and converts a penalty and triples England's lead. The Borussia Dortmund winger has troubled the Mexican defence since play restarted and has added to his goal tally through a composed kick from the spot.

  • 18:11 (IST)

    48' GOAL! England 2-0 Mexico 

    Phil Foden gets his first goal of the tournament and what a finish. Jadon Sancho runs down the left flank and squares it to Foden, who dispatches the ball in style

  • 18:05 (IST)

  • HT England 1 Mexico 0

    Mexico finish strongly as they earn a free-kick just on the left corner of the box. Anderson tipped the ball just over the bar to retain England's 1-0 lead going into the halftime.

  • 17:50 (IST)

  • GOAL! England 1 Mexico 0
    England score through a stunner of a free-kick with Rhian Brewster getting his first FIFA World Cup goal. It is a well-deserved lead for England and Mexico need to re-invent their attacking plans.

  • 17:45 (IST)

    GOAL! 40' England 1-0 Mexico 

    Liverpool youngster Rhian Brewster puts the Young Lions ahead with a stunning free-kick. Brilliant technique to guide the ball past Mexico's Lopez. Finally, he got the goal he was waiting for. The Salt Lake Stadium is on its feet. 

  • 39' England 0-0 Mexico 

    England have their best chance of the game when Jadon Sancho sets up Callum Hudson-Odoi but Cesar Lopez is quick to thwart off the chance.

  • 35' England 0-0 Mexico 

    England have taken a conservative approach to the game while the Mexican defence has been impeccable so far. The Mexican back four has adopted a narrow approach, thereby not allowing the English attackers the space to operate in and around the box.

  • 17:32 (IST)

    30' England 0-0 Mexico 

    The Young Lions have launched a few long balls in search of Sancho on the left flank. Despite having 56 percent of ball possession, England are yet to trouble the Mexican goalkeeper. 


  • 27' - The game has slowed down considerably as Mexico has begun to win second balls in the midfield. Jairo Torres' overlapping runs on the right flank and Diego Lainez's pace on the left wing has pegged E gland back to some extent.

  • 21' - England have completely dominated the first quarter of the crucial game, with George McEhrahn dominating the midfield channels. Jadon Sancho has been kept quiet by the Mexico defence while England have failed to convert their possession into goals.

  • 17:22 (IST)

    20' England 0-0 Mexico 

    England continue to enjoy the ball possession, while the Mexicans have finally created their first chance of the game. Daniel Lopez has been making quick runs from the left to unsettle the English right-back. 

  • 17:16 (IST)

    15' England 0-0 Mexico 

    Phillip Foden makes space for himself and opens up his body perfectly but blasts wide. He did the hard part right. A lot of chances for Steve Cooper's young guns.

  • 17:15 (IST)

    11' England 0-0 Mexico 

    The Young Lions have shown their fast-paced game in the final third. A couple of good chances for Liverpool youngster Brewster too. Mexico, on the other hand, have failed to keep the ball for long. 

  • 17:10 (IST)

    6' England 0-0 Mexico

    Rhian Brewster scores one but he is offside! 

    England are keeping the ball as much as possible in the early stages of the first half

  • 17:08 (IST)

    Miss of the tournament? 

  • 17:04 (IST)

  • 17:03 (IST)

    Both the teams are out in the middle. Time for the national anthems! 

  • 16:36 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Firstpost's coverage of FIFA U-17 World Cup clash between England vs Mexico in Kolkata. The Young Lions have been in sublime touch, while the Mexicans struggled against Iran in their opening game. 

Preview: England and Manchester United forward Angel Gomes will have the support of his family when his team takes on Mexico in a Group F FIFA U-17 World Cup tie in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Sources close to the England team management said on Tuesday that Gomes will be one of the few players who are going to have their loved ones by their side during the tournament.

Highlights, FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017, England vs Mexico, Football Match Result: Young Lions maintain 100 percent record

File image of England U-17 Football team. Getty Images

Gomes, United's Under-18s skipper, scored a superb free kick after coming on from the substitute's bench in the 67th minute in the game against Chile.

Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe, who did not start against Chile, had his mother and brother attending practice at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan training site on Tuesday.

"I am impressed with the atmosphere here. The stadium looks fantastic. We are from London and I came to Kolkata last Friday," Smith Rowe's mother, a junior school teacher, told reporters.

Earlier, Crystal Palace midfielder Nya Kirby also had his brother by his side during training ahead of the tournament opener.

England won against Chile by a 4-0 margin and are tipped as one of the contenders to win the title.

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017 19:02:44 IST

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