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Netherlands U21 2-1 England U21: Mason Greenwood scores in defeat

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The unbeaten run by England Under-21s was ended by the Netherlands

England Under-21s lost to the Netherlands in a friendly after a brilliant injury-time free-kick by Javairo Dilrosun in Doetinchem.

Kaj Sierhuis opened the scoring for the hosts in the first-half after an error by England keeper Aaron Ramsdale.

But Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood's first goal for England Under-21s drew Aidy Boothroyd's side level after coming on as a substitute.

The result ended the team's six-game unbeaten run since Euro 2019.

Like the senior side they will not be back in action until March, with Euro 2021 qualifying games against Andorra and Turkey.

Boothroyd's team have a 100% record in Group 3, leading Austria on goal difference with a game fewer played.


Netherlands U21

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Scherpen
  • 2Zeefuik
  • 3SchuursSubstituted forDoekhiat 45'minutes
  • 4van Drongelen
  • 5WijndalSubstituted forMalaciaat 45'minutes
  • 6ReisSubstituted forKadiogluat 89'minutes
  • 10de Wit
  • 8KoopmeinersSubstituted forHarrouiat 45'minutes
  • 7Dilrosun
  • 9SierhuisSubstituted forGakpoat 67'minutes
  • 11KluivertSubstituted forChongat 79'minutes


  • 12Doekhi
  • 13Hoogma
  • 14Gakpo
  • 15Malacia
  • 16Paes
  • 17Floranus
  • 18Harroui
  • 19Kadioglu
  • 20Chong
  • 21Redan
  • 23Hoekstra

England U21

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 2AaronsSubstituted forJamesat 62'minutes
  • 14Chalobah
  • 15Guehi
  • 18Justin
  • 21GallagherSubstituted forMcNeilat 62'minutes
  • 16Skipp
  • 10FodenSubstituted forWillockat 79'minutes
  • 17DianganaSubstituted forR Sessegnonat 75'minutes
  • 19BrewsterSubstituted forGreenwoodat 62'minutes
  • 23EzeSubstituted forNelsonat 62'minutes


  • 3Panzo
  • 4Godfrey
  • 6Davies
  • 7Nelson
  • 8Willock
  • 9Greenwood
  • 11R Sessegnon
  • 12James
  • 20McNeil
  • 22Balcombe

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Netherlands U21 2, England U21 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Netherlands U21 2, England U21 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dani de Wit (Netherlands U21).

  4. Post update

    Joe Willock (England U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Netherlands U21 2, England U21 1. Javairô Dilrosun (Netherlands U21) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Ryan Sessegnon (England U21).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Netherlands U21. Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ferdi Kadioglu (Netherlands U21) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cody Gakpo with a through ball.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands U21. Ferdi Kadioglu replaces Ludovit Reis because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Reece James (England U21).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mason Greenwood (England U21) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Justin with a cross.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands U21. Tahith Chong replaces Justin Kluivert.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, England U21. Joe Willock replaces Phil Foden.

  14. Post update

    Offside, England U21. James Justin tries a through ball, but Reiss Nelson is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Abdou Harroui (Netherlands U21).

  16. Post update

    Mason Greenwood (England U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, England U21. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Grady Diangana.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Netherlands U21 1, England U21 1. Mason Greenwood (England U21) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cody Gakpo (Netherlands U21) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Ludovit Reis (Netherlands U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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