Latvia U21s 1-2 England U21s: Mason Mount scores debut winner to take English to brink of Euros
Mason Mount struck a debut winner as England Below-21s moved to the brink of European Championship qualification with victory over Latvia in Jelgava.
Mount, 19, was picked for the Group four match after scoring 4 objectives in his opening seven video games for Derby County, the place he’s on mortgage from Chelsea.
And after Raivis Jurkovskis had scored for Latvia, Mount crossed for Tammy Abraham to move England stage.
Mount’s winner leaves England needing another level to qualify.
Midfielder Mount, a member of Chelsea’s FA Youth Cup-winning groups of 2016 and 2017, gained first-team expertise final season whereas on mortgage within the Netherlands at Vitesse Arnhem.
However he had by no means performed a senior match in English soccer earlier than Derby, managed by former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, took him on a season’s mortgage in July.
Even earlier than his advantageous begin within the Championship, Mount had made sufficient of an impression to be invited to coach with the senior England squad by supervisor Gareth Southgate earlier than this summer season’s World Cup.
Supervisor Aidy Boothroyd chosen him in entrance of Manchester Metropolis’s Phil Foden and Borussia Dortmund’s Jaden Sancho for the most recent Below-21 squad, and the midfielder performed the complete 90 minutes in a line-up displaying 10 adjustments to the one which drew 0-Zero with the Netherlands at Carrow Street on Thursday.
England had been off the tempo for the primary half-hour, and will don’t have any complaints about being a objective down.
Mount, although, made the distinction, scoring with 17 minutes left by taking up Abraham’s move and ending with a low drive into the far nook of the online.