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Summary

  1. England's second win in 11 finals matches
  2. They play hosts Poland in final group game
  3. Only group winners guaranteed to go through
  4. England trailed 1-0 after poor opening half

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. See you on Thursday

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    So a very good afternoon's work in the end from England, who now face the hosts on Thursday for a place in the last four.

    We shall see you there! Have a good evening.

  2. Post update

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    England ended the game with 13 shots on goal, eight of which were on target.

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  4. 'Get in'

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    Ian Dennis

    Senior football reporter in Poland for 5 live Sport

    Gritted teeth and a "get in" from Aidy Boothroyd showed what this victory means.

    England were poor in the first half but improved after the break.

    It was a test of character for the players - they had to be resilient at the end and can take credit from that.

    Slovakia are currently on a lap of honour to acknowledge their supporters' wonderful backing.

    England are still in a position to progress going into the Poland game.

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  6. Tonight's game

    Poland U21 v Sweden U21 (19:45 BST)

    If Sweden, who drew with England last Friday, beat Poland tonight, and then beat Slovakia on Thursday then they could end up topping the group.

    Remember that only one team who finish second makes the last four. So there is still work to be done.

    Now who wants to see Peter Crouch with some giraffes?

  7. What next?

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    England's final group game comes on Thursday night, when they play hosts Poland, in Kielce again.

    A win would almost certainly send England into the semi-finals. That depends on tonight's result though.

  8. Post update

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    At half-time Aidy Boothroyd was a man in real trouble and now he's on the pitch high-fiving his victorious players. What a great turnaround from the Three Lions.

    They still didn't play especially well but they got the win.

    It's not often you see England come from behind to win in a tournament, at any level.

  9. FULL-TIME

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    All over!

    Nathan Redmond of England celebrates
  10. YELLOW CARD

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    Lewis Baker is booked for handball after tripping down near the Slovakian corner flag...

  11. Post update

    Ian Dennis

    Senior football reporter in Poland for 5 live Sport

    Lewis Baker asking the referee how long is left. The two central defenders - Chambers and Mawson - have been terrific in this second half.

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    Come on ref! Into added time. Jordan Pickford clears away, must be 80 yards long...

  13. Post update

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    England clear their lines for the umpteenth time, Cauley Woodrow runs it to the corner, but then cuts inside his man and loses it. Aidy Boothroyd will be furious with that.

    CORNER!

  14. Post update

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    England can't clear their lines at all. This is tense stuff...

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    Cauley Woodrow comes on for Tammy Abraham, who has worked hard all day with little to show for it.

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    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    Ian Dennis

    Senior football reporter in Poland for 5 live Sport

    Thousands of Slovakians literally drumming up support for the closing stages.

    Abraham, who has led the line tirelessly, is being booed and jeered by the opposing fans for what they believe is play acting.

    England ready to make a final change with activity on the bench.

    Frantic!

  17. Post update

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    Free-kick. Corner. Corner. All headed out by England.

  18. YELLOW CARD

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    Still Slovakia come. Jordan PIckford shows authority to come and take a catch well before Jacob Murphy gives away a silly free-kick and goes into the book.

  19. Post update

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    Nervy times for England fans now. They are used to that. England have six minutes of normal time to defend this lead. It's a flat back nine really now and then hoof it for Tammy Abraham to chase.

  20. Post update

    Slovakia U21 1-2 England U21

    England break away, two-on-two for a moment but Demarai Gray is tackled as he tries to cut inside. A better touch, or an earlier ball, and England were in. It's a compelling last 10 minutes as Slovakia throw men up the field...

    Demarai Gray of England