Freddie Woodman England's hero as Newcastle keeper saves penalty in historic Under-20 World Cup final win

Newcastle United keeper Freddie Woodman was England's hero as he produced a second-half penalty to stop to ensure the Ypung Lions Lions won the Under-20 World Cup.

Sunday, 11th June 2017, 2:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 2:58 pm
Freddie Woodman saves penalty

The only goal of the game came in the 35th minute when Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin tucked home against Venezuela in the Under-20 World Cup final in Suwon, Korea.

But the Young Lions, managed by former Magpies coach Paul Simpson, had Woodman, on loan at Kilmarnock last season, to thank for victory, as he produced a second-half penalty stop from Adalberto Penaranda.

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That save, along with Calvert-Lewin's goal made a little bit of history, with England, who'd never won a game at this level in 10 years, picking up their first world final win since 1966.

Fellow United youngster Adam Armstrong was an unused sub in the final.

England: Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Jake Clarke-Salter (Chelsea), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), Ademola Lookman (Everton), Dominic Solanke (Chelsea), Kieran Dowell (Everton), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)


Woodman makes a save in the opening 45

Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool) for Dowell 62

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) for Lookman 76

Subs not used: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Luke Southwood (Reading), Callum Connolly (Everton), Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United), Ezri Konsa (Charlton Athletic), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Harry Chapman (Middlesbrough), Ovie Ejaria (Liverpool)

Goals: Calvert-Lewin 35

Woodman makes a save in the opening 45

Yellow cards: Tomori 48, Dowell 58

Venezuela: Wuilker Farinez; Williams Velasquez, Nahuel Ferraresi, Jose Hernandez, Ronald Hernandez, Yangel Herrera, Ronaldo Lucena, Adalberto Penaranda, Ronaldo Pena, Ronaldo Chacon, Sergio Cordova


Yeferson Soteldo for Chacon 52

Samuel Sosa for Cordova 72

Jan Hurtado for Penaranda 90

Subs not used: Joel Graterol, Rafael Sanchez, Eduin Quero, Christian Makoun, Heber Garcia, Josua Mejias, Luis Ruiz

Yellow cards: Velasquez 46, Penaranda 70

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

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