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Slovenia U21 2-2 England U21: Aidy Boothroyd's side squander two-goal lead in Maribor

Aidy Boothroyd
England Under-21s opened their Euro U21 qualifying campaign with back-to-back wins last month

England Under-21s conceded a stoppage-time equaliser as Aidy Boothroyd's side squandered a two-goal lead against Slovenia in a friendly in Maribor.

Eddie Nketiah's first-half penalty and debutant Sam Surridge's 70th-minute strike had put England in control.

However, Dejan Petrovic punished goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale's misplaced pass eight minutes from time.

A slight deflection then caught out Ramsdale as Janez Pisek converted a 94th-minute free-kick for the hosts.

Boothroyd's side return to Euro Under-21 qualifying action against Austria in Milton Keynes on Tuesday (19:45 BST).

England top their group with a 100% winning record following back-to-back victories over Turkey and Kosovo in September.

They were knocked out of this summer's European Championship at the group stage.

Line-ups

Slovenia U21

  • 1FrelihBooked at 54mins
  • 15Stojinovic
  • 4Zec
  • 5ZaletelBooked at 39mins
  • 19Rom
  • 18KryeziuSubstituted forPisekat 68'minutes
  • 11ValencicSubstituted forHorvatat 68'minutes
  • 14SeverSubstituted forPetrovicat 45'minutes
  • 2Rogelj
  • 9CelarSubstituted forStorat 59'minutes
  • 10Mlakar

Substitutes

  • 3Ploj
  • 6Pisek
  • 7Horvat
  • 8Petrovic
  • 12Rener
  • 13Stor
  • 22Vekic

England U21

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 15Guehi
  • 3PanzoBooked at 90mins
  • 5KellySubstituted forRichardsat 63'minutes
  • 6Davies
  • 2AaronsSubstituted forJustinat 45'minutes
  • 8WillockSubstituted forGallagherat 63'minutes
  • 10FodenSubstituted forSkippat 62'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 20McNeilSubstituted forWilmotat 45'minutes
  • 9NketiahSubstituted forSurridgeat 45'minutesBooked at 53mins
  • 7Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forBrewsterat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Richards
  • 13Austin
  • 14Wilmot
  • 16Skipp
  • 18Justin
  • 19Brewster
  • 21Gallagher
  • 22Balcombe
  • 23Surridge

Match Stats

Home TeamSlovenia U21Away TeamEngland U21
Possession
Home22%
Away78%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Slovenia U21 2, England U21 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Slovenia U21 2, England U21 2.

Goal!

Goal! Slovenia U21 2, England U21 2. Janez Pisek (Slovenia U21) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Jonathan Panzo (England U21) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Panzo (England U21).

Tomi Horvat (Slovenia U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rhian Brewster (England U21).

Zan Zaletel (Slovenia U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Oliver Skipp (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tomi Horvat (Slovenia U21).

Conor Gallagher (England U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Janez Pisek (Slovenia U21).

Foul by Conor Gallagher (England U21).

Tomi Horvat (Slovenia U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Tomi Horvat (Slovenia U21) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Janez Pisek.

Attempt missed. Janez Pisek (Slovenia U21) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Slovenia U21. Conceded by Conor Gallagher.

Foul by Marc Guehi (England U21).

Luka Stor (Slovenia U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Surridge (England U21).

Dusan Stojinovic (Slovenia U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Oliver Skipp (England U21) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Surridge (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Janez Pisek (Slovenia U21).

Goal!

Goal! Slovenia U21 1, England U21 2. Dejan Petrovic (Slovenia U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tomi Horvat.

Sam Surridge (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dusan Stojinovic (Slovenia U21).

Foul by Omar Richards (England U21).

Matija Rom (Slovenia U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Conor Gallagher (England U21) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rhian Brewster with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Tomi Horvat (Slovenia U21) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ben Wilmot (England U21).

Luka Stor (Slovenia U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tom Davies (England U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jan Mlakar (Slovenia U21).

Attempt saved. Dejan Petrovic (Slovenia U21) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luka Stor.

Corner, Slovenia U21. Conceded by Jonathan Panzo.

Goal!

Goal! Slovenia U21 0, England U21 2. Sam Surridge (England U21) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Panzo following a corner.

Ben Wilmot (England U21) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Rhian Brewster with a cross following a corner.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by David Zec.

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