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FIFA U-20 World Cup 2017

Young Lions upset hosts to top group

(FIFA.com)

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  • England finish top of Group A
  • Korea Republic qualify for Round of 16 in second place
  • England head to Jeonju, Korea Republic to Cheonan

England edged Korea Republic 1-0 thanks to a Kieran Dowell goal to finish top of Group A at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017.

After a lively first half with chances for both sides that ended goalless, the breakthrough in Suwon finally came in the 56th minute when Jonjoe Kenny ran down the right flank after a neat exchange of passing and found an onrushing Dowell, who slotted the ball in from 11 metres out.

Korea Republic coach Shin Taeyoung opted to rest stars Lee Seungwoo and Paik Seungho, but they each came off the bench to try and help get at least a point for the hosts.

However, it was England who continued to create chances with Ademola Lookman's effort off the post in the 72nd minute the closest.

England held on to finish top of the group, while hosts Korea Republic took second spot as both sides wait to find out their Round of 16 opponents.

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