After 889 minutes without conceding, England were finally breached in spectacular fashion by an Italy side who go straight to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group A.
Lorenzo Insigne, who missed just one Serie A game for Italian top-flight runners-up SSC Napoli all season, provided the spear that finally punctured England, curling a splendid free-kick beyond Jack Butland. Stuart Pearce's side had no answer and will now go into Saturday's fixture against Norway bottom of their section while Italy face hosts Israel knowing another win would book a semi-final place.
|1||Butland (GK)||1||Bardi (GK)|
|8||Henderson (C)||6||Caldirola (C)|
|13||Steele (GK)||12||Colombi (GK)|
|23||Rudd (GK)||22||Leali (GK)|
|Stuart Pearce (ENG)||Devis Mangia (ITA)|
|Antony Gautier (FRA)|