Team analysis

England

England

England squad
No.PlayerBornPos.MLTTURNEDPORNEDGSClub
1Freddie Woodman04/03/1997Goalkeeper8080 8080 Newcastle United FC (ENG)
2Jonjoe Kenny15/03/1997Defender80808080801 Everton FC (ENG)
3Tafari Moore05/07/1997Defender8066* 72*80 Arsenal FC (ENG)
4Ryan Ledson19/08/1997Midfield8080808080 Everton FC (ENG)
5Joe Gomez23/05/1997Defender8080808080 Charlton Athletic FC (ENG)
6Dael Fry30/08/1997Defender80 80 Middlesbrough FC (ENG)
7Demetri Mitchell11/01/1997Midfield30+10+68* Manchester United FC (ENG)
8Joshua Onomah27/04/1997Midfield69* 8044+80 Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
9Adam Armstrong10/02/1997Forward8070*33+36* 2 Newcastle United FC (ENG)
10Dominic Solanke14/09/1997Forward59*65* 80804 Chelsea FC (ENG)
11Isaiah Brown07/01/1997Forward80808080 West Bromwich Albion FC (ENG)
12Mandela Egbo17/08/1997Defender 14+808+ Crystal Palace FC (ENG)
13Sam Howes10/11/1997Goalkeeper 80 West Ham United FC (ENG)
14Lewis Cook03/02/1997Midfield11+80 8074* Leeds United (ENG)
15Taylor Moore12/05/1997Defender 8012+8080 RC Lens (FRA)
16Callum Cooke21/02/1997Midfield21+15+59*3+6+ Middlesbrough FC (ENG)
17Josh Sims28/03/1997Midfield80 47* Southampton FC (ENG)
18Patrick Roberts05/02/1997Forward50*8021+77*803 Fulham FC (ENG)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: John Peacock
27/03/56

"I'm delighted for the players. Not just because they won the tournament but because they showed character. There were moments when they had to dig deep and had to regroup collectively. We played the final very well. We had a really good game plan; we controlled things well and deserved to go in front. The equaliser just before half-time could have been a knockout blow, but the lads really showed character in the second half. If you're going to win anything, you've got to have characters in your side who can come back from a bit of adversity."

England team analysis

England team analysis

• Variations on 4-3-3 with single or twin screen in midfield

• High levels of technique; physical strength; quick to ball

• Progressive, high-tempo possession game based on building from back

• Power runs by centre-back Joe Gomez and midfielder Joshua Onomah = dangerous counters

• Fast, explosive wingers ready to run at defences; adventurous full-backs

• Ryan Ledson the controlling midfielder dictating tempo of passing game

• Confident, composed in possession; strong team ethic, mental strength