U-21 Euro • Group A
  • 2nd Half
  • Slovakia U-21
  • England U-21
  • Baker
    90'
  • AbrahamWoodrow
    88'
  • Murphy
    86'
  • SwiftGray
    80'
  • MihalíkHaraslín
    74'
  • ChrienBénes
    66'
  • Zrel'ákŠafranko
    66'
  • Mazán
    65'
  • Redmond
    61'
  • Mawson
    50'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Slovakia U-21
  • England U-21
  • HolgateMurphy
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Slovakia U-21
  • England U-21
  • Ward-Prowse
    27'
  • Chrien
    23'
  • Bero
    13'
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Slovakia U-21 - England U-21
U-21 Euro - 19 June 2017

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  • End of 2nd Half
90'+4 

FULL TIME: England U21s win 2-1 against Slovakia U21s after a game of two halves. They fell behind to Chrien's header but came back through Mawson and Redmond's deflected effort. Thanks for following the game with us..

90'+2 

England are eating up precious seconds. Murphy is fouled by Benes and they keep the ball in the corner.

90' 

There will be four added minutes.

  • Cauley Woodrow
    OffTammy AbrahamEngland U-21Woodrow is on for Abraham, who gets a chorus of boos.
  • Cauley Woodrow
    OnCauley WoodrowEngland U-21
88' 

Woodrow is on for Abraham, who gets a chorus of boos.

  • Jacob Murphy
    Yellow cardJacob MurphyEngland U-21Murphy is booked for a challenge on Haraslin and Slovakia have a free-kick on the edge of the box. Rusnak's delivery is headed over by Baker for a corner, which is gathered by Pickford.
86' 

Murphy is booked for a challenge on Haraslin and Slovakia have a free-kick on the edge of the box. Rusnak's delivery is headed over by Baker for a corner, which is gathered by Pickford.

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83' 

Lobotka gets on the end of a low cross but cannot steer it goalward. Murphy has stuck well to his defensive duties since coming on.

82' 

The changes have boosted Slovakia, they are cranking up the pressure in the closing stages.

  • Demarai Gray
    OffJohn SwiftEngland U-21Gray is on for Swift, it's a tad surprising the Leicester man was not on at the break.
  • Demarai Gray
    OnDemarai GrayEngland U-21
80' 

Gray is on for Swift, it's a tad surprising the Leicester man was not on at the break.

78' 
76'

Abraham has gone down clutching his face after jumping for the ball, he seemed to get an elbow in the neck region.

  • Lukáš Haraslín
    OffJaroslav MihalíkSlovakia U-21Haraslin is on for Slovakia's final change.
  • Lukáš Haraslín
    OnLukáš HaraslínSlovakia U-21
74' 

Haraslin is on for Slovakia's final change.

72' 

England face Poland on Thursday night in their final group game. If it stays like this they have a chance of going through.

70' 

Abraham shakes his head and has a wry smile after being on the end of another strong challenge and winning a free-kick, the Slovakians have certainly not lacked aggression.

68' 

England are going route one, relying on long balls for Murphy and Redmond to chase on the flanks.

  • Lászlo Bénes
    OffMartin ChrienSlovakia U-21Benes is also on for the Slovakians with around 25 minutes left.
  • Lászlo Bénes
    OnLászlo BénesSlovakia U-21
66' 

Benes is also on for the Slovakians with around 25 minutes left.

  • Pavol Šafranko
    OffAdam Zrel'ákSlovakia U-21Slovakia make their first change with Safranko on.
  • Pavol Šafranko
    OnPavol ŠafrankoSlovakia U-21
66' 

Slovakia make their first change with Safranko on.

65' 

PENALTY APPEAL! Slovakia are furious after claiming a cross from the left was blocked by Murphy's arm, replays showed it hit his left arm as he turned his head away from the ball.

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62' 

England had a three-on-one counter attack and showed some ruthlessness with Redmond scoring via a wicked deflection.

  • Nathan Redmond
    GoalNathan RedmondEngland U-21GOAL FOR ENGLAND! Redmond cuts inside and scores with a deflected effort which flies into the top corner after a brilliant ball from Ward-Prowse.
61' 

GOAL FOR ENGLAND! Redmond cuts inside and scores with a deflected effort which flies into the top corner after a brilliant ball from Ward-Prowse.

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57' 

Bero is penalised for a tangle in the England box. Slovakia are dominating again after that purple patch from the Three Lions.

55' 

CLOSE! Bero unleashes a shot from the edge of the area which goes narrowly wide after a good through ball.

53' 

CHANCE! Murphy tries a pot shot from 25 yards but its straight at the keeper, the sub has certainly made an impact since coming on.

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  • Alfie Mawson
    GoalAlfie MawsonEngland U-21GOAL FOR ENGLAND! Mawson scores after close range. The corner was played back into the box by Murphy, Mawson's first shot was parried and he slotted in the rebound.
50' 

GOAL FOR ENGLAND! Mawson scores after close range. The corner was played back into the box by Murphy, Mawson's first shot was parried and he slotted in the rebound.

49' 

GOOD SAVE! Redmond cuts inside in the area and fires in a shot which Chovan does well to parry at his near post.

48' 

Chalobah looks to the sky after his through ball runs through to the keeper, that was a feature of England's performance in the opening 45 minutes.

46' 

Here is the rest of England's options on the bench: Gunn, Mitchell, Stephens, Gray, Targett, Holding, Hause, Iorfa, Hughes, Grealish, Woodrow.

  • Jacob Murphy
    OffMason HolgateEngland U-21KICK OFF: England stick to three at the back and get the second half underway. Murphy is on for Holgate.
  • Jacob Murphy
    OnJacob MurphyEngland U-21
45'

KICK OFF: England stick to three at the back and get the second half underway. Murphy is on for Holgate.

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  • End of 1st Half
45'+1

HALF TIME: That is the end of the half, its Slovakia U21s with a deserved 1-0 lead through Chrien's header. England need to make sweeping changes to overturn this poor display.

45' 

GOOD STOP! Ward-Prowse steps up and curls the free-kick over the wall which Chovan tips over the bar.

44' 

England have a free-kick 25 yards out after Abraham is fouled by Chrien, it's in a fairly central position.

42' 

GOOD SAVE: Pickford dives to his right to keep out a low drive from Rusnak. England look abject, they don't seem to have any ideas on how to break Slovakia down.

40' 

Another England through ball goes astray, this time from Chalobah. Don't be surprised if there are changes made at the break.

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This performance from the U21s certainly feels like deja vu to Euro 2016

36' 

CHANCE! Chalobah tees up Swift who curls in a shot from 20 yards with little backlift that drifts over the bar.

34' 

Slovakia launch a promising move, it falls to Rusnak 30 yards out who tries a long-range drive but its straight at Pickford.

32' 

A cross comes in towards Chalobah but its flicked behind for a corner. Swift takes it but its easily cleared, another poor delivery from the set pieces.

30' 

The Slovakians look buoyed by the goal, England have not responded well to going behind and look nervous.

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26' 

CLOSE! England have a corner. Ward Prowse's delivery is cleared to Baker, whose curling effort from distance goes narrowly over. Decent strike from the Chelsea youngster.

24' 

New Everton signing Pickford will be disappointed with that effort to keep out the ball, he seemed to react late.

  • Martin Chrien
    GoalMartin ChrienSlovakia U-21GOAL FOR SLOVAKIA! The corner is floated to the near post and Chrien evades Holgate and glances his header into the corner.
23' 

GOAL FOR SLOVAKIA! The corner is floated to the near post and Chrien evades Holgate and glances his header into the corner.

23' 

Slovakia have a corner from the left side, the referee has a word about pushing in the box.

22' 

We have reached the midway point of the half and there's been little goalmouth action. England U21s have let themselves down with their final ball.

20' 

England have a corner after Chilwell's cross is headed behind. Ward-Prowse's low delivery is poor though and is cleared.

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16' 

A bright move from England, turning defence into attack but it comes to nothing as Holgate's cross is over-hit goes out of play. Redmond urges him to keep his composure.

14' 

Redmond is the next to be on the receiving end of a firm challenge, this time from Valjent. The Southampton man is clutching his ankle but is okay to continue.

  • Matúš Bero
    Yellow cardMatúš BeroSlovakia U-21Bero is booked for clattering into Chalobah after more loud whistles from the crowd when England did not put the ball out of play when a Slovakian player was injured.
12' 

Bero is booked for clattering into Chalobah after more loud whistles from the crowd when England did not put the ball out of play when a Slovakian player was injured.

10' 

CHANCE! Chalobah comes further forward and tries a low drive from distance but it drifts well wide.

9' 

There's definitely more Slovakian fans in the crowd, loud jeers greet England U21s every time they are on the ball.

7' 

Gareth Southgate and his assistant Steve Holland are in the crowd. Not a great spectacle so far with Chalobah launching a long ball for Abraham to chase but the keeper gathers.

5' 

The Slovakians are unchanged from the side that beat Poland with Zrelak recovering from an injury to start. They are adopting a high press, it's been a cagey start to the game from both sides.

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3' 

England, wearing dark blue shirts, have a promising move. Swift has the ball on the left flank and fires in a cross which the keeper gathers.

1'

OUCH! Chambers has a nasty fall after challenging for a header, he did a somersault in midair before landing heavily. He looks to be okay to continue.

17:00

KICK OFF: Slovakia get the game underway.

16:55 

Five minutes until kick off in Poland!

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16:45 

The young Lions make one change with Reading's John Swift in for Jacob Murphy.

16:40 

The winner of each of the three groups qualifies foe the semis with the best second-placed team also going through. Wins for Spain and Portugal give them the edge in the race for the best runners-up spot.

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16:30 

Aidy Boothroyd has conceded his side cannot afford to slip up against Slovakians, who are in this competition for the first time. He said: "It’s knockout football now without a doubt. We've got to win and win the next one after that. But we have to beat the Slovakians first. They have had a brilliant start. They’re a very good team and I’ve been really impressed with them.”

16:25 

ENGLAND U21s: Pickford, Holgate, Chilwell, Chalobah, Chambers, Ward-Prowse, Abraham, Baker, Redmond, Swift, Mawson.

SLOVAKIA U21s: Chovan, Valjent, Ninaj, Skriniar, Mazan, Lobotka, Rusnak, Bero, Chrien, Mihalík, Zrelak.

16:15 

Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary of England U21s v Slovakia U21s in the European Championships. Three Lions boss Aidy Boothroyd has described this as a must win game. Kick-off in Poland is at 17:00 BST.