England 8-1 Nigeria: Golden Eaglets start Suwon tourney terribly

Anglo-Nigerian Dominic Solanke was among the goalscorers as England U20 spanked Nigeria U17 team 8-1 in the Suwon Continental Cup.

Manu Garba’s team was broken in the 19th minute when Young Lions’ captain Taylor Moore opened the floodgate. Barely a minute later Barnsley striker Adam Armstrong netted the first of his treble and Chelsea forward Solanke scored to make it 3-0.

The first half scoring was capped off by an Armstrong second.

In the second period, the on-loan Newcastle striker got his hat-trick with Patrick Roberts recording a brace and aCallum Connolly lone strike a minute after the restart.

Golden Eaglets, playing six Nigerians (Fikayo Tomori, Ovie Ejaria, Josh Onomah, Ademola Lookman and Solanke) in Paul William’s squad managed to get a solitary goal after they had let in six goals.

The Golden Eaglets will look to improve when the confront Iran on Thursday in their second match of the four-team invitational tourney, before facing South Koreato cap off the event.

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