Slovenia U21 2-2 England U21: Lee Carsley’s facet let two-goal lead slip in Euro qualifier

Conor Gallagher gave England the proper begin

England Below-21s surrendered a two-goal lead as Slovenia fought again to take some extent from their European Championship qualifier in Celje.

The Younger Lions dominated early on with Conor Gallagher and Cole Palmer scoring inside the primary quarter-hour.

A Palmer error noticed Mark Spanring pull a objective again for the hosts, who levelled when Dusan Stojinovic nodded in from a nook.

England are third in Group G, behind the Czech Republic and Albania.

Lee Carsley’s facet claimed a snug opening win towards Kosovo in September however the way in which they shipped two poor targets after the break will likely be a trigger for concern after such a commanding first interval.

Oliver Skipp’s very good run and cross created the opener, with Gallagher following as much as discover the underside nook after Rhian Brewster had misplaced his ft whereas by means of on objective.

England’s second noticed Palmer calmly management the ball and sweep a curling left-foot effort into the underside left nook.

Nevertheless, the Manchester Metropolis midfielder was punished for attempting to overplay on the sting of his personal field simply after the break and an unmarked Stojinovic accomplished the comeback.

England’s Below-21s haven’t misplaced a European qualifier since November 2011 and this newest end result prolonged their unbeaten run to 47 video games.


Slovenia U21

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Turk
  • 13MutavcicSubstituted forSpanringat 37′minutes
  • 3Stojinovic
  • 6ZecSubstituted forLaciat 52′minutes
  • 21Pavlovic
  • 19Zabukovnik
  • 4Markus
  • 11ŽugeljSubstituted forTicicat 81′minutes
  • 8Svetlin
  • 17Matko
  • 18Flakus BosiljSubstituted forCipotat 80′minutes


  • 2Trontelj
  • 5Laci
  • 7Begic
  • 9Ostrc
  • 10Casar
  • 12Leban
  • 14Ticic
  • 15Spanring
  • 16Cipot

England U21

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Bursik
  • 2AaronsBooked at 44minsSubstituted forLivramentoat 63′minutes
  • 4Guéhi
  • 15Harwood-Bellis
  • 3Thomas
  • 8Gallagher
  • 6Skipp
  • 12Ramsey
  • 20PalmerSubstituted forJohn-Julesat 69′minutes
  • 7BrewsterSubstituted forBalogunat 70′minutes
  • 10Smith Rowe


  • 5Cresswell
  • 9Balogun
  • 11Gelhardt
  • 13Inexperienced
  • 14Doyle
  • 18Garner
  • 19John-Jules
  • 21Livramento
  • 23Abreu de Almeida Gomes

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