Arsenal striker Afobe England U19 hero in Euros win over Serbia

England defeated Serbia 2-1 in their second group game of the U19 Euros. Arsenal striker Benik Afobe and Birmingham City winger Nathan Redmond hit the goals for England.

England defeated Serbia 2-1 in their second group game of the U19 Euros.

Arsenal striker Benik Afobe and Birmingham City winger Nathan Redmond hit the goals for England.

England coach Noel Blake told theFA.com: "I thought Serbia were very good today,” he said. “Especially after we scored, they had a good period in the game and our goalkeeper had to make some very good saves.

“But equally I thought we were very good as well, in a different way, and sometimes when you’re under a little bit of pressure you have to defend well and I thought we did that very well overall.

“I’m still disappointed that the opposition had too many strikes on goal, if I’m being honest, and that’s something that we need to improve on for the rest of the tournament.

“But Serbia are a very good side, and they can count themselves very unlucky not to have got a point out of this with the way they played and approached the game.”

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