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England Under-20s win World Cup after 1-0 victory over Venezuela

Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal as Freddie Woodman saves crucial penalty

We don’t get to say this very often so allow us a moment here – England are World Cup champions.

The Under-20s side beat Venezuela in South Korea on Sunday lunchtime after a battling 1-0 win in a game that had just about everything.

The Young Lions celebrate

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The Young Lions celebrate

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Everton youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the decisive goal in the 35th minute, firing home at the second opportunity, to become only the third England player to score in a World Cup final after Sir Geoff Jurst and Martin Peters in 1966.

That’ll be a trivia question in years to come, that’s for sure.

A famous goal

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A famous goal

England dominated the first half but were pinned back by Venezuela for much of the second, with goalkeeper Freddie Woodman the hero after saving Alberto Penaranda’s penalty.

Penaranda won and took the spotkick after the referee used video technology to confirm he’d made the right call, but the Venezuelan attacker couldn’t beat Woodman from 12 yards.

Woodman’s strong hand denied Penaranda

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Woodman’s strong hand denied Penaranda

In a match of high quality both sides struck the woodwork with fine long-range efforts, as Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah came within inches of doubling England’s lead after half time.

Calvert-Lewin will remember this for the rest of his life

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Calvert-Lewin will remember this for the rest of his life

Penaranda, who is still on Watford’s books, and Venezuela substitute Yeferson Soteldo really caught the eye for the beaten side and will have had many clubs licking their lips.

But it was England and Woodman, Gareth Southgate’s godson, who prevailed as they added to the country’s victory in the Toulon tournament on Saturday.

After Harry Kane broke Scottish hearts for the senior side on Saturday too, it wasn’t a bad weekend for the England teams.