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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.

Line-ups

Netherlands U21

  • 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

Substitutes

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

England U21

  • 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

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlands U21Away TeamEngland U21
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home20
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Netherlands U21 2, England U21 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Dani de Wit (Netherlands U21).

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

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.

Hand ball by Ryan Sessegnon (England U21).

Corner, Netherlands U21. Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.

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.

Substitution

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

Hand ball by Reece James (England U21).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands U21. Tahith Chong replaces Justin Kluivert.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Joe Willock replaces Phil Foden.

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

Foul by Abdou Harroui (Netherlands U21).

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

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Grady Diangana.

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.

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

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

Foul by Mason Greenwood (England U21).

Attempt saved. Cody Gakpo (Netherlands U21) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dani de Wit.

Attempt saved. Abdou Harroui (Netherlands U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Cody Gakpo (Netherlands U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Deyovaisio Zeefuik.

Attempt blocked. Phil Foden (England U21) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Justin.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands U21. Cody Gakpo replaces Kaj Sierhuis.

Foul by Ludovit Reis (Netherlands U21).

James Justin (England U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Justin Kluivert (Netherlands U21).

Reece James (England U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Reece James replaces Max Aarons.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Reiss Nelson replaces Eberechi Eze.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Mason Greenwood replaces Rhian Brewster.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Dwight McNeil replaces Conor Gallagher.

Foul by Ludovit Reis (Netherlands U21).

Grady Diangana (England U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Rhian Brewster (England U21) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Phil Foden with a cross following a corner.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Tyrell Malacia.

Attempt blocked. Rhian Brewster (England U21) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Gallagher.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Tyrell Malacia.

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