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Israel U21 0-3 England U21: Three Lions into European Championship final after impressive win

Morgan Gibbs-White has scored one goal and assisted three in the league so far

Morgan Gibbs-White insists England’s under-21 team “still has a lot of work to do” after helping the Young Lions reach their first European Championship final since 2009.

The Nottingham Forest midfielder opened the scoring in the 42nd minute with a header from Cole Palmer’s cross, having missed a penalty earlier.

Manchester City striker Palmer then cushioned the ball into the post after Emile Smith Rowe’s cross in the box to double the lead.

Then, the brilliant Palmer exchanged a pass with substitute Cameron Archer, who ensured victory when he scored England’s third goal.

The young Lions, who have yet to concede a goal in the tournament, will meet Spain in the final on Saturday, as they look to win the competition for the first time since 1984.

“It’s hard to put into words,” Gibbs-White said.

“We’ve worked for the past two years just to get to this point. It’s still not an achievement, we have a lot of work to do.

“I feel like we have a good team and the right team can go all the way.”

He should have taken the lead in the 17th minute after a few seconds of intense play. Smith Rowe had a shot off the line and then an effort that went wide of the post just seconds later.

Newcastle’s Anthony Gordon was then fouled by Karm Jaber for a penalty but Gibbs-White’s free-kick went wide of the right post.

Lee Carsley’s men continued to press and, after a dangerous Palmer pass just dodged everyone, Gibbs-White’s header finally gave England a well-deserved lead just before halftime.

Israel’s main threat came from set pieces and Jaber bombarded well when placed inside the box from a corner.

Their best chance of the game came when Dor Turgeman successfully completed the corner, but his shot went wide of the post in a corner, before Omri Gandelman fired a long shot from inside. forbidden circle.

After Palmer doubled the lead, Israel thought they had equalized in the 85th minute but James Trafford, who was close to completing a £15m move to Burnley from Manchester City, saved a successful strike. near city head.

England beat Israel 2-0 in the group stage of the tournament and substitute Archer made it better with a late finish.

The win continues a stellar campaign for Carsley’s side, who have the chance to become European champions at this level for the first time in 39 years.

Gibbs-White seizes the opportunity to shine

This past summer, it was widely believed that Nottingham Forest was overspending on Gibbs-White. The midfielder left his childhood club Wolves in a deal worth up to £42.5m but he hasn’t looked back since.

The 23-year-old played a key role in helping Forest beat the relegated side in the Premier League last season.

He has racked up three assists and one goal in his four league games and had to come through a penalty in the first half before giving his side the lead in semi-final.

England coach Carsley said: “The mentality of these young players is different from my generation. “Curtis (Jones) lost the ball and just wanted to do it again, he didn’t even think about it. Morgan too.

“It’s a skill to have, it’s confidence. The players know that we believe in them, we want them to do well. It’s important for him to keep achieving that,” he said. He continues to create opportunities.”

Gibbs-White has experienced success with the national team before when he was a member of the Under-17 team that won the 2017 World Cup and scored in the final.

“A few players who played in it are now playing in this team,” he said.

“I feel confident. Obviously there is always room for improvement. My main role for the team is to try and help the team as much as I can both on and off the ball.

“I feel the assists have played a big part in my game this season and I’ve brought that into the league. Now, I’m just trying to score more goals. The whole focus is on Saturday and just focus on the team.”

“It was the first time I missed a penalty. I was really disappointed with myself but I knew another opportunity would come so I had to stay calm, stay calm and when the opportunity came, I took it. use it.

“I gave us the lead but the most important thing was that we won and got to the final.”


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