Wimbledon keeper selected as number one for national U-17s
Dons goalkeeper Joe Bursik celebrated an opening day tournament victory at the European Under-17 Championships as England battled back to beat Norway.
Joe, who joined AFC Wimbledon at the age of nine after coming through our academy, was beaten early on, but there was little he could do to stop the opener as a cross from Johan Hove was swept past him by Marc Guehi for an own goal.
Following that setback in Croatia, Joe dealt comfortably with crosses, showing the handling ability that has been such a feature of his rise through the ranks.
minute.thEngland completed an impressive first-half turnaround after going behind with a double from Liverpool’s Rhian Brewster edging the Three Lions into a 2-1 lead by the 35
In the second-half, Manchester City’s Phil Foden effectively sealed victory with a cracking strike 12 minutes from time.
England Under-17s are next in action on Sunday against the Ukraine.
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. England: 1 Josef Bursik (AFC Wimbledon), 2 Timothy Eyoma (Tottenham Hotspur), 3 Lewis Gibson (Newcastle United),
Substitutes: 16 Daniel Loader (Reading) for Foden 79, 12 Reo Griffiths (Tottenham Hotspur) for Brewster 80+3.