Promising Sunderland youngster helps England book semi-final place at Toulon Tournament

Elliot Embleton started for England at the Toulon Tournament
Elliot Embleton started for England at the Toulon Tournament

Promising Sunderland youngster Elliot Embleton helped England Under-20s reach the semi-finals of the Toulon Tournament.

Neil Dewsnip's side booked their place in the last four with a dominant 7-1 victory over Cuba as England secured top spot in Group A and progressed to the next stage with a game to spare thanks to Japan and Angola drawing in the other game.

Dewsnip made four changes to the side that beat Angola three days ago, giving Harvey Barnes and David Brooks their first starts and both made an instant impact.

England achieved the win in style with George Hirst bagging a hat-trick, Barnes a first-half brace and Brooks and Martell Taylor-Crossdale scoring the other goals in a comprehensive victory.

Sunderland winger Embleton played the full 90 minutes for England, who finish their group campaign against Japan on Sunday.

England: 1 Ryan Schofield (Huddersfield Town), 2 Reece James (Chelsea), 3 Josh Grant (Chelsea), 4 Joshua Tymon (Hull City), 5 Joseph Worrall (capt; Nottingham Forest), 7 Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), 8 Harvey Barnes (Leicester City), 11 Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United), 14 Elliot Embleton (Sunderland), 17 George Hirst (Sheffield Wednesday), 18 David Brooks (Sheffield United).