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International Round-Up: Rico Henry helps England win Four Nations Tournament

28 March 2017

Bees defender plays 45 minutes in win over Senegal

Rico Henry earned his third England Under-20s cap as the Young Lions produced a dominant performance against Senegal to win the Four Nations Tournament and in the process finish the competition unbeaten. Early goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Dominic Solanke made it a comfortable afternoon for England at the Stade Municipal Du Haut-Champ, Ploufragan.

Everton striker Calvert-Lewin gave Paul Simpson's side a sixth minute lead, tapping home after Senegalese goalkeeper Lamine Sarr failed to hold a shot from Solanke. England added a second against the African Cup of Nations U20 Finalists’ through Solanke's cushioned header from Ademola Lookman's cross.

The Young Lions had chances to extend their lead through Patrick Roberts and Solanke but two goals was enough especially when Mouhamed Pouye was given a straight red card for a reckless challenge late on.

Brentford left-back Henry played the first-half in Brittany meaning that he took part in all three games as England ended the tournament unbeaten. The 19-year-old played the 90 minutes in the draw with Portugal on Thursday and was a late substitute against France on Saturday. 

England: 22 Luke Southwood (Reading), 5 Fikayo Tomori (Brighton & Hove Albion, on loan from Chelsea), 14 Jake Clarke-Salter (Chelsea), 21 Rico Henry (Brentford), 2 Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), 4 Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth, capt), 18 Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), 7 Patrick Roberts (Celtic, on loan from Manchester City), 10 Dominc Solanke (Chelsea), 11 Ademola Lookman (Everton), 12 Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)

Substitutes: 15 Josh Sims (Southampton) for Calvert-Lewin 46, 19 Kieran Dowell (Everton) for Lookman 46, 17 Max Lowe (Derby County) for Henry 46, 3 Callum Connolly (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Everton) for Kenny 46, 20 Axel Tuanzebe (Manchester United) for Cook 66, 9 Adam Armstrong (Barnsley, on loan from Newcastle United) for Roberts 66, 6 Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) for Clarke-Salter 75

Substitutes not used: 1 Freddie Woodman (Kilmarnock, on loan from Newcastle United), 13 Dean Henderson (Manchester United), 16 Ryan Ledson (Oxford United)


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