Czech Republic U21 1-2 England U21: Young Lions go top of Group G in European Championship qualifier thanks to goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Jacob Ramsey
- England U21s produced a confident 2-1 victory over Czech Republic on Friday
- Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe opened scoring with a powerful strike 22 minutes in
- Lead was doubled by Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey 46 seconds into second-half
- Daniel Fila scored a stunning goal after 87 minutes to produce a nervy ending
England Under-21 went top of Group G for Euro 2023 qualification after beating Czech Republic Under 21 2-1 at Stadion Strelecky Ostrov.
The Young Lions started the game brightly and took the lead after 22 minutes thanks to Emile Smith Rowe’s thumping strike, seconds after Curtis Jones’ effort was saved.
Lee Carsley’s side came out of the blocks fast after the break and doubled their lead through Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey, who guided the ball into an empty net from close-range. The hosts pulled one back three minutes from time as Daniel Fila’s stunning strike produced a nervy ending for England.
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Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe opened the scoring with a powerful striker after 22 minutes
Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey doubled England’s lead just 46 seconds into the second-half
England U21 boss Lee Carsley (centre) will be delighted after watching his side win on Friday