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More England cheer for Joe

Dons keeper helps U-17s into semi-final

13 May 2017

AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Joe Bursik is now just 90 minutes away from playing in the UEFA Under-17 European Championship Final after helping England to victory against Ireland today.

A 1-0 quarter-final victory against the Irish in Velika Gorica, Croatia, came courtesy of a stunning first-half goal from Manchester City's Jordan Sancho.

Though England dominated throughout, there was a nervy second-half moment in the 72nd minute. Rowan Roache's corner from the right was flicked goalwards by Joseph Redmond, but Tashan Oakley-Boothe was guarding the near post to make the vital block.

Progression also booked a place as one of Europe's five representatives at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India this October.

Joe has now kept three clean sheets in a row and he is expected to retain the number one spot in Tuesday's semi-final against Turkey.

England: 1 Josef Bursik (AFC Wimbledon), 2 Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), 3 Lewis Gibson (Newcastle United), 4 George McEachran (Chelsea), 5 Marc Guehi (capt; Chelsea), 6 Jonathan Panzo (Chelsea), 7 Phil Foden (Manchester City), 8 Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Tottenham Hotspur), 9 Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), 10 Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), 11 Jadon Sancho (Manchester City).

Picture credit: TheFA.com


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