England U20 1-1 Turkey U20: Kortney Hause on target as Young Lions secure point they need to win Four Nations cup in Holland
- Kortney Hause, of Wolves, scored England’s goal after 21 minutes
- Turkey equalised through Berat Tosun shortly after half-time
- Chuba Akpom was sent off for a second yellow card
- Turkey also had a player sent off as both sides finished with 10 men
- England had beaten Germany and Holland earlier in the tournament
England Under 20s drew with Turkey on Monday night to secure the point they needed to win the Four Nations Tournament in Holland.
Having already beaten the hosts and Germany, Aidy Boothroyd’s team just needed to avoid defeat in their third and final match to lift the trophy.
And the Young Lions looked on course for a third victory in succession when Wolves’ Kortney Hause put them in front on 21 minutes.
England’s Kortney Hause (pictured in Thursday’s win over Germany) was on target as they drew 1-1 with Turkey to claim the Four Nations Tournament in Heerenveen, Holland
England’s kitman Pat Frost tweeted this picture of the squad together after winning the tournament
England (4-3-3): Christian Walton (Brighton & Hove Albion); Lloyd Jones (Liverpool), Dominic Ball (Tottenham Hotspur), Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers, on loan at Gillingham), Matt Targett (C) (Southampton); Harrison Reed (Southampton), Jordan Houghton (Chelsea), Paul Digby (Barnsley);Kwame Thomas (Derby County), Chuba Akpom (Arsenal), Callum Robinson (Aston Villa, on loan at Preston)
Substitutions: Isaac Hayden (Arsenal) for Ball 68; Joe Rothwell (Manchester United) for Reed 75; John Swift (Chelsea, on loan at Rotherham) for Houghton 84
Substitutes not used: Fankaty Dabo (Chelsea), Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday), Ben Pearson (Manchester United), Jacob Murphy (Norwich City), Chris Long (Everton)
Scorer: Hause 21
In the end, despite dominating much of the game, they had to settle for a draw when Berat Tosun equalised for Turkey six minutes into the second half.
Captain on the night Matt Targett and Isaac Hayden, skipper for the wins over Germany and Holland, lifted the trophy together on the pitch in Heerenveen at the final whistle.
‘We’re delighted with the way the tournament has gone and to win it is really, really pleasing,’ said boss Boothroyd afterwards.
‘For the players to get a few results like this and to win against such strong opposition is a real feather in the cap.
‘It’s a really big achievement to come away from home and get results against the host nation and against a very strong German side – and to get a draw against a much older Turkish team is a fantastic achievement as well.
‘In the end it’s all worked out really well and we’re all very happy.’
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