England beat Belgium to win group

With both sides already assured a place in the next round, England pipped Belgium to top spot in Group 1 courtesy of a 4-2 victory, Bradley Fewster registering twice.

England's Ruben Loftus-Cheek in action against Luxembourg
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England ease through with 11 goals in first two games
Belgium also qualify with match to spare after two victories
Patrick Roberts and Ruben Loftus-Cheek each score three goals in England's first two matches
• Siebe Schrijvers on target twice in Belgium's 4-0 defeat of Luxembourg
Gert Verheyen's side fall 2-0 down against Belarus but, with ten men, score three times in last 13 minutes
Belarus and Luxembourg sign off with 2-2 draw, Noe Ewert equalising four minutes into added time
England seal top spot by beating Belgium 4-2, Bradley Fewster registering twice

Full results and standings

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Sean O'Driscoll, England coach
In the first half we had enough chances to put the game to bed, but Belgium defended well and they're a very good team. We had two games where we scored a lot of goals – and that was the difference. No English Under-19 side has ever won this competition so this is the first step to becoming European champions. Our goal is to develop a sort of club atmosphere at an international level.

Gert Verheyen, Belgium coach
It was a good game and both sides showed a lot of quality. I know my players can do well and they showed it today. I'm disappointed, though, because we didn't deserve to lose. I know my players well and they did their best, so I'm proud of them. Our mission was to get through this stage knowing there will be a lot of quality to contend with in the elite round. England were very strong tonight.

Elite round draw: 3 December

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