New Delhi: England beat Spain 5-2 in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday. Playing in front of over 66,000 people, England made the most stunning comeback in the match. Down 2-0 in the game, England kept their cool in holding the game and then launching an amazing counter-attack to score five consecutive goals.
This is the first time that England have the won the U-17 World Cup. On the other hand, Spain have had a final heart-break for the fourth time. Each time the Spaniards have played in an U-17 World Cup final, they have tasted defeat.
Sergio Gomez opened the account for Spain, in fact scoring a brace to put them 2-0 ahead, netting in the 10th and the 31st minute.
But then the world cup hero for England Rhian Brewster got into the act, scoring the first goal for victors in the 44th minute. The second goal then came courtesy Morgan Gibbs-White who scored in the 58th minute.
Phil Foden scored in the 69th minute to get his team into the lead. Marc Guehi netted in the 84th minute and Foden scored another goal in the 88th minute to complete the rout.