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Solanke fires England into last four

  • England advance to U-20 World Cup semi-finals for first time since 1993
  • Dominic Solanke scores his second goal at Korea Republic 2017
  • England will face Italy in semis on 8 June

England edged Mexico 1-0 thanks to a second-half strike from Dominic Solanke to book the last semi-final ticket at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

Solanke received a pin-point pass from Young Lions captain Lewis Cook as he made a run on top of the penalty area. He then hit a low shot which proved too difficult for Abraham Romero to save, deflecting off his leg before hitting the back of the net.

England were able to hold on and keep the clean sheet despite Joshua Onomah's dismissal in the 72nd minute due to receiving two yellow cards.

Paul Simpson's side now face Italy on 8 June in Jeonju to play for a place in the Korea Republic 2017 final.

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