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Billy completes 90 minutes for England U18 in win over Argentina

Young keeper plays key role in victory over South Americans

24 March 2018

Fleetwood Town goalkeeper Billy Crellin starred for England's U18s on Friday as the beat Argentina 2-1 in Manchester.

Crellin made his full debut for the U18s, after featuring off the bench against South Africa last September, as well as making two caps for the U17s last year.

The Young Lions scored two second-half goals to turn the game around at the Academy Stadium, after Argentina dangerman Gonzalo Moroni of Boca Juniors had put the visitors ahead in a largely equal first half.

They got themselves level early in the second half though, when Manchester City’s Ian Poveda-Ocampo equalised on his home ground in the 52nd minute with his second goal in two games, following a strike against Qatar on Wednesday.

And England took the lead with 12 minutes remaining through an own goal from the South Americans, who will be hoping their senior team enjoy better luck when they face Italy at the Etihad Stadium on Friday evening.

England will be back in action again on Monday when they play their third and final game of the week against Belarus.

England: 1 William Crellin (Fleetwood Town), 2 Steve Sessegnon (Fulham), 3 Lewis Gibson (Everton), 4 George McEachran (Chelsea), 5 Joel Latibeaudiere (Manchester City) (c), 6 Marc Guehi (Chelsea), 7 Ian Poveda-Ocampo (Manchester City), 8 Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers), 9 Danny Loader (Reading), 10 Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), 11 Callum Wright (Leicester City).

Substitutes: 18 Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) for Wright 45, 19 Stephen Walker (Middlesbrough) for Gibbs-White 78, 15 Jake Vokins (Southampton) for Hudson-Odoi 90, 12 Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur) for Poveda-Ocampo 90

Substitutes not used: 13 Josef Bursik (Stoke City), 14 Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur), 16 Alex Denny (Everton), 17 Adam Wilson (Newcastle United), 22 Solomonn Brynn (Middlesbrough)

Goals: Ian Poveda-Ocampo 52, OG 78


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