England Under-21s 3-1 Portugal Under-21s: Local boy Ings shines at Turf Moor

first_img England U21’s celebrate against Portugal England Under-21s recorded an impressive victory against Portugal at Turf Moor with local boy Danny Ings netting twice in a clinical display.It may turn out to be an important psychological boost for Gareth Southgate’s team, who face Portugal in their opening match of the European Under-21 Championships next summer.England opened the scoring after six minutes when Ings, who was preferred to the in-form Harry Kane up-front, tucked home Tom Ince’s cross after good work from Nathan Redmond.Jenkinson added the second before half-time with a composed finish from 12 yards against a Portuguese side who had won all 10 of their qualification matches ahead of next summer’s tournament.And Portugal showed their class early in the second half with a well deserved goal when Bernardo Silva stroked the ball through the legs of England keeper Jack Butland.But England’s two goal cushion was re-established on 58 minutes when Ings latched onto a low cross from the influential Redmond to seal a convincing win. 1last_img

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