England dominated for large periods of the game, but were punished for spurning numerous chances to guarantee a place in the knockout stages.
Harry Kane went close to opening the scoring inside the first minute, rising high to head just wide. It was a sign of how the early stages would play out. Despite Egypt looking the more comfortable in possession, England carved out the better opportunities.
Larnell Cole and Conor Coady had both tested Awad Mossad before the Young Pharaohs keeper pulled off a stunning stop to keep the score level. A fine cross from John Stones found Ross Barkley at the back post, but his left-footed volley was superbly tipped around the post.
Kane had a further two chances, dragging a shot wide after good work from Cole before miscuing a header as England squandered their dominance in the first-half. The pattern continued into the second period too, with Cole doing well to beat Mohamed Samir, only to fire tamely at Mossad. Barkley's shot from the resulting corner was anything but tame, however it went narrowly over.
The Three Lions went closest after quick feet from Alex Pritchard drew a foul from Ramy Rabia on the edge of the Egypt area. Eric Dier took the resulting free-kick, but his effort crashed off the bar.
Time was ticking down, a burst forward from Refat Ahmed saw the African champions burst to life, as Thomas Thorpe blocked his shot. However, after England had threatened for so long, they were made to pay for their missed opportunities. Great skill from Trezeguet saw him beat Coady on the the left corner of England's area, before curling sublimely beyond Johnstone.
Kane then summed up England's night as he directed a free header at Mossad with six minutes to go, before skewing the rebound wide with the goal gaping. Egypt rounded off their night in the final minute as a counter-attack left Ahmed Hassan to roll the ball into the corner to cap off the victory