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Fikayo Tomori scores incredible long-range own goal for England’s Under-20s

England drew against Guinea in their U-20 World Cup clash after embarrassing defensive error

England’s Under-20 side are currently in action at the U-20 World Cup in South Korea.

And it was going pretty well for the Young Lions.

England’s future

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England’s future

Having dispatched Argentina 3-0 in their opening group game, next up was Guinea.

The Tuesday morning fixture was all going to plan, with England going 1-0 up thanks to a goal by Bournemouth prospect Lewis Cook.

But then the England youngsters had what can only be described as a major lapse in concentration at the back.

Looking away now:

On the 59th minute, Chelsea academy graduate Fikayo Tomori decided to hit a 40-yard pass back to his goalkeeper, only to see the ball roll past the ‘keeper and into the back of his own net.

Having received the ball close to the centre-circle, 19-year-old centre-back spun on his heel and played the ball back to his unsuspecting goalie.

But ‘keeper Dean Henderson was way off his line, and appeared to stumble in an attempt to receive the pass.

To be fair to Henderson, the pass was incredibly hard and out-of-the-blue, but what was he doing so far off of his line?

Tomori receives the ball, and is under little pressure from the opposition

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Tomori receives the ball, and is under little pressure from the opposition

But he decides to pass the ball back to his ‘keeper

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But he decides to pass the ball back to his ‘keeper

Henderson isn’t expecting the hard pass, and stumbles in a desperate attempt to save it

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Henderson isn’t expecting the hard pass, and stumbles in a desperate attempt to save it

All he can do is helplessly watch it roll into the back of the neck

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All he can do is helplessly watch it roll into the back of the neck

Yikes

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Yikes

Oops

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Oops

Incredibly the goal marks Guinea’s first ever U-20 World Cup goal, so good for them.

The score remained 1-1, with the own-goal seemingly taking the wind out of England’s sails.

In fact, Guinea went closest to scoring after the own-goal, but were denied a famous win.

Reaction says it all

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Reaction says it all

Despite the result, Paul Simpson’s England side remain top of their group with four points.

They can progress to the knockout stages as group winners should they beat hosts South Korea in their final group game on Friday.

Lets just hope they learn from the embarrassing OG, eh?

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