England vs Mexico, FIFA U-17 World Cup, full-time football score and highlights: ENG beat MEX 3-2
Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Rhian Brewster guided England to a 3-2 win over Mexico in their FIFA U-17 World Cup group F encounter at Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium. For Mexico, Diego Lainez scored twice. Catch full football score and highlights of England vs Mexico hereUpdated: Oct 11, 2017 19:06 IST
Diego Lainez’s brace went in vain as riding on Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Rhian Brewster’s brilliance, England beat Mexico 3-2 in their FIFA U-17 World Cup group F encounter at Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium. Catch full football score and highlights of England vs Mexico here (POINTS TABLE | RESULTS | SCHEDULE)
19:05 hrs IST: And that’s it. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it’s goodbye. Cheers!
18:58 hrs IST: Meanwhile, France beat Japan 2-1 in a Group E encounter in Guwahati.
18:54 hrs IST: England through to second round with the 3-2 win but what a fight Mexico put up when all seemed lost. Mexico now have everything to play for against Chile in Guwahati.
18:52 hrs IST: Less than a minute left. Can Mexico equalise?
18:48 hrs IST: Five minutes of added time. What a game this has been!
18:44 hrs IST: And it’s getting close. Can Mexico make it 3-3?
18:42 hrs IST: Mexico concede a free-kick!
18:34 hrs IST: Crowd is supporting now. Cheering the boys in deep green. Cooper looks like he has chewed a lemon. This game has turned in no time.
18:30 hrs IST: Mexico make it 2-3 through Lainez. Boy, game on. What a placement that is!
18:23 hrs IST: Mexico make it 1-3 through Diego Lainez.
18:19 hrs IST: Seems like Sancho just needed a water break!
18:18 hrs IST: And Sancho lies injured as Mexico take the game to the other end.
18:17 hrs IST: As Foden cuts in and breezes past the left side of the Mexican defence, it seems England are having fun. Now when was the last time that it happened?
18:14 hrs IST: The Salt Lake stadium shakes as Sancho makes it 3-0 from the penalty.
18:12 hrs IST: And England win a penalty as Sancho’s cross hits Robles’ hand.
18:07 hrs IST: It’s 2-0 and what a move. Sancho and Gomes work to find Foden and he says ‘my left foot’ with a first-time screamer.
18:04 hrs IST: Mexico have replaced Daniel Lopez with Cesar Huerta.
18:03 hrs IST: All set for the second half as Gomes replaces Hudson-Odoi for England.
17:50 hrs IST: Meanwhile, France are 1-0 up vs Japan in a Group E encounter in Guwahati.
17:48 hrs IST: Torres comes close but it is too close to goalie Curtis Anderson, who is being kept a lot busier than on Sunday. Half-time 1-0 for England.
17:47 hrs IST: The referee brings the first half to an end.
17:45 hrs IST: Eyoma is booked and will miss the next game but their claims of penalty for felling Lainez is overruled.
17:41 hrs IST: Now Mexico will have to be less cautious as they chase the game.
17:40 hrs IST: Rhian Brewster it is. This team converts free-kicks better than penalties. Over the wall and in! 1-0 to England.
17:38 hrs IST: Finally, Sancho comes to the party! Finds Hudson-Odoi but this time goalie Lopez gets a leg in.
17:34 hrs IST: Meanwhile, as the teams probe each other and seek an opening, the crowd seems to have swelled to 40,000 or thereabouts!
17:29 hrs IST: Mexico have so far got some heavy police bandobast on Sancho.
17:22 hrs IST: This match has been like two heavyweight boxers sparring and looking for the right opportunity to land a blow that will hurt.
17:18 hrs IST: Diego Lainez shows why they call him Mexico’s Messi in the making by going through Eyoma and Foden but the lay up ricochets off a teammate and goes over.
17:17 hrs IST: Mexico try a shot on goal but fail to convert!
17:16 hrs IST: England try a shot on goal, but it’s off-target.
17:12 hrs IST: Goal-less game so far.
17:07 hrs IST: The crowd roars but the off-side flag was up. It’s not England 1-0, it’s still 0-0.
17:06 hrs IST: Callum Hudson-Odoi does all the hard work and Brewster aims for the moon with an empty goal.
17:05 hrs IST: And how did Rhian Brewster miss that!
17:03 hrs IST: England reply with a corner of their own.
17:02 hrs IST: First corner, first minute and England’s Manchester City goalie is tested. Sign of things to come?
17:01 hrs IST: The match kicks off
16:59 hrs IST: For all those of a certain age, doesn’t Steve Cooper look like David Platt?
16:57 hrs IST: Facing the flag over, it’s time to play for the flag! All set for kick-off in a bit.
16:54 hrs IST: The teams are lining up for their national anthems.
16:49 hrs IST: On the subject of big boys playing, such is the effect of Lionel Messi that many were overheard talking about LM10’s hattrick early on Wednesday, as they made their way to the Salt Lake stadium, that is officially known as Vivekanananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
16:46 hrs IST: In other news, India’s big boys will play Macau in Bengaluru and try and seal an Asian Cup finals for 2019. Go for it boys! Or should we say men, since the boys are playing a different tournament?
16:44 hrs IST: “Playing in front of 60,000 people is going to amazing, something we’re not used to and we’re all looking forward to it.” - England’s Phil Foden.
16:42 hrs IST: England lined up in the 4-2-3-1 formation against Chile and Mexico opted for 4-1-4-1.
16:40 hrs IST: “Everyone’s buzzing and really happy that they’re here, so we just can’t wait for this game.” - Jadon Sancho, who joined up with the squad last week from Borussia Dortmund.
16:35 hrs IST: This being a weekday clash, the stadium seems a lot less full. Try buying tickets online though and all you’ll see is that nothing’s available.
16:34 hrs IST: The teams have never met in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. So, like the one between England and Chile in Kolkata on Sunday, this will be a first.
16:33 hrs IST: Mexico have made one change from the team that drew 1-1 with Iraq. Defender Luis Olivas has replaced Alan Maeda in what seems a like for like replacement.
16:32 hrs IST: England have named the same team that started against Chile, meaning that for the second successive match of this World Cup, Angelo Gomes starts on the bench.
16:30 hrs IST: Good evening and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Group F match between England and Mexico.
A win on Wednesday will guarantee England a place in the last-16 of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017. England smashed Chile four goals to nothing in their opening game. Mexico drew with Iraq 1-1 and will need full points today to go through the second round.
“We have observed England and it is true that Chile didn’t attack well but we have seen England play Brazil. It was a match that ended 0-0 and gave us an idea that England’s defence can be vulnerable,” said Mexico coach Mario Arteaga.
Arteaga said: “And Mexico are a skilful team with good attacking players. England will be aware of that…We plan on making some damage.”
First Published: Oct 11, 2017 16:24 IST