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International round-up: Aarons and Skipp help England U21s qualify, Sinani nets in crucial Luxembourg win

13 October 2020

England Under-21s booked their place in the Under-21 European Championship finals after beating Turkey 2-1, with City men Max Aarons and Oliver Skipp featuring for the full 90 minutes at Molineux.

After drawing with Andorra on Wednesday, the Young Lions knew just a win was required to book their place in next year's tournament.

They got off to the perfect start when Ryan Sessegnon's deflected cross flew past Turkish goalkeeper Altay Bayindir for the opener.

England had to be patient to seal the victory, with both teams missing second-half penalties, but Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah made amends for misfiring from the spot with a late clincher, rendering Ibrahim Dervisoglu's late strike a consolation goal.

Elsewhere, Danel Sinani scored his third goal in two UEFA Nations League games with a late strike in Luxembourg's 2-1 win in Montenegro.


After netting a double on Saturday against Cyprus, Sinani backed that up with another important moment for his country with just minutes left on the clock.

The result puts Luxembourg top of Group C1 in the Nations League with two games left to play.

Earlier on Tuesday, young goalkeeper Dan Barden featured for Wales Under-19s in a friendly defeat to their English counterparts at St. George's Park.

Barden was introduced on 56 minutes with Wales already two goals down and the score stayed that way for the remainder of the contest.

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