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Foden brace helps England clinch maiden under-17 World Cup

Reuters , Saturday 28 Oct 2017
England's players celebrate after scoring the fourth goal against Spain during their final FIFA U-17 World Cup football match at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan stadium in Kolkata on October 28, 2017 AFP
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Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden struck twice as England came from behind to thrash European champions Spain 5-2 and clinch their maiden Under-17 World Cup title in Kolkata, India on Saturday.

After Morgan Gibbs-White nearly put England ahead early on, Spain took the lead as Barcelona's Sergio Gomez beat the offside trap to tap in on 10 minutes. He then struck his fourth of the tournament and Spain's second with a powerful shot from inside the box after the half hour mark.

England hit back through Liverpool's Rhian Brewster close to half-time and levelled at 2-2 when Gibbs-White latched on to Foden's pass and finished on 58 minutes. Foden put England ahead before Marc Guehi made it 4-2. The City youth then scored his second to seal the win.

Earlier, midfielder Alan's fortuitous 55th-minute opener and substitute Yuri Alberto's late goal helped three-times champions Brazil overcome fellow beaten semi-finalists Mali 2-0 for their second bronze medal at this stage.

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