Seoul - Nigeria’s U17 team, Golden Eaglets on Wednesday lost
8 -1 to England in their opening match at the U19 Suwon Continental Cup at
Suwon Sport Complex.
England took the lead in the 19th minute with a header by
Taylor Moore and a minute later Adam Armstrong ghosted through the Nigerian
defence for the second goal.
Thereafter, the Eaglets defence caved under waves of attack
as Dominic Solanke and Armstrong added two goals in the 25th and 28th
minute. Abdulrasaq Yusuf pulled a goal
back for Nigeria with a well –taken shot in the midst of legs in the 35th to
keep scores 4-1 in the first stanza.
At the beginning of the second half, England continued where
they left off in the first period with two quick goals through Callum Connolly
and Patrick Roberts in the 46th and 49th minute respectively.
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Armstrong got the first hat trick of the tournament in the
70th minute and Roberts his second within minutes to spare to push England on
top of the table on better goal difference after hosts Korea beat Iran on
Nigeria and Iran will slug it out while Korea will tackle
England in the next round of matches at the same venue on Thursday. For
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