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Nmecha fires England to U19 Euro glory

15/07/2017
England celebrate winning UEFA U19 European Championship

Man City forward clinches second major tournament win for Three Lions this summer

Manchester City's Lukas Nmecha scored the decisive goal as Premier League Academy youngsters helped England beat Portugal 2-1 to win the UEFA Under-19 European Championship. 

Nmecha slotted in from a pass by Chelsea's Mason Mount on 68 minutes.

The midfielder for the Blues' Premier League 2 team also set up the opener, with his free-kick hitting the post and falling for Aston Villa's Easah Suliman. Dujon Sterling had scored an own goal to draw Portugal level.

The UEFA U19 European Championship caps off a summer of success at youth level for England, who won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup and the Toulon Tournament, as well as reaching the final and last four of the Under-17 and Under-21 European Championships respectively.

See: Triumphant U20 World Cup coach on 'feelgood factor' in English football

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