Manchester United’s Angel Gomes scored a fantastic free-kick on international duty for England’s under-17s as he came off the bench in a 4-0 victory against Chile.
The Young Lions were dominant and impressive in their opening game of the U17 World Cup in India.
Gomes started on the substitutes bench but was brought on for the fantastic Callum Hudson-Odoi after 62 minutes and took the captain’s armband. He immediately made an impact.
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Gomes came close to getting two assists as soon as he arrived on the pitch, and Chile goalkeeper Borques was sent off as Rhian Brewster latched onto the pass from Gomes.
He soon capitalised on Chile having to use an outfield player in goal, curling a beautiful free-kick in.
England’s under-17s, who are arguably the best age group in the country at the moment with such remarkable squad depth and talent, now face Mexico on Wednesday before their final group game against Iraq next Saturday.
Jadon Sancho, the former-Manchester City man who joined Borussia Dortmund this summer, scored twice after Hudson-Odoi had given England the lead.
Gomes may play more in the latter stages of the tournament with Sancho set to return to his club after the group stages have concluded.