Turkey U21 vs England U21
U-21 Championship Group 1
6:45pm Friday 6th September
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadi
Since England U21s began their Euro 2021 qualifying effort with a 3-2 success in 20, eddie Nketiah scored two goals.
Frustration was suffered by the team of aidy Boothroyd despite a largely new crop of prospects given a opportunity as they were knocked from the Championship from the group stages and it looked like that atmosphere could survive on Friday at the summer.
Only six members of this group for this month’s qualifiers have played the Young Lions – Nketiah among them.
Even the striker put England ahead , although Turkey turned the match around, Nketiah and Reiss Nelson struck to secure the triumph.
England started well and went ahead after only four minutes after a fantastic move between Steven Sessegnon along with Phil Foden the side of the playground; Foden’s low cross was missed by two Turkish defenders allowing Nketiah to stab the ball home from seven yards out.
Nelson had an opportunity that is even clearer in the first half to score of the teams went into the interval level after Dogukan Sinik scored after 25 minutes and dashed clear.
England made a start and they paid the price six minutes after the restart. A well-worked corner watched Mert Muldur get away from his marker and his free run into the post saw him flick the ball past Aaron Ramsdale.
However, into the game turned . Foden had been the architect darting goalwards before threading a pass inside the penalty area only to Nketiah and on loan in Leeds, given a tidy finish.
Instantly Nelson netted what proved to be the winning goal with a low shot that might have taken a deflection off a Turkish defender.