U20 World Cup: Solanke Scores Against Argentina
They looked relentless. Their passes tailored to perfection and their total performance was convincing all through 90 minutes plus added time.
A disciplined display by England's team at the Under-20 World Cup earned them victory over Argentina in their opening match at the tournament.
Although Nigeria's Flying Eagles failed to make it to Korea but 6 Nigerian-born youngsters fulfilled the criteria to make England's team.
One of such upcoming superstars is Dominic Solanke. The Chelsea player added his name to the score sheet after he scored his first and England's third goal in the tournament.
Argentina went down to 10 men in the second half of the Group A match after a video review system was used for only the second time in a Fifa tournament, following the 2016 Club World Cup, when Lautaro Martínez was sent off for an apparent elbow on Fikayo Tomori.
England had failed to win in their last 17 games in the tournament before this game in the South Korean city of Jeonju. A first-half strike from Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin suggested that the dismal record could be coming to an end and Adam Armstrong of Newcastle extended the lead early in the second half.
Earlier, Venezuela defeated Germany 2-0 in a Group B upset with two goals in the space of three second-half minutes.
Ronaldo Pena rounded Dominik Reimann after 51 minutes to score the first goal of the tournament and, shortly after, Sergio Cordova underlined Venezuela’s attacking power to extend his team’s lead.