Published: Wed, June 14, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

England goalkeeper Woodman's awesome penalty save after VAR decision

England goalkeeper Woodman's awesome penalty save after VAR decision

I was knackered from the celebration, but honestly, words can't describe it all. "I'm just trying to take it all in".

Everton striker Calvert-Lewin became the third England player to score in a World Cup final after Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters in 1966 - the last time England won any world title.

Home-grown debutants averaged 716 minutes of Premier League football in 2016-17, a 20 per cent increase on 2015-16 (596 minutes), according to figures from the Premier League.

Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah saw a 30-yard effort strike the underside of the Venezuela crossbar early in the second half as England pushed for a second goal.

"I am not sure what will happen at Newcastle", he told The Telegraph.

Praise has been heaped on Carlisle's Paul Simpson after he led his young England side to victory in the Under 20s World Cup.

Fresh from Saturday's frantic World Cup qualifying draw against old foes Scotland, the Three Lions have returned to the country that previous year witnessed one of their lowest moments. Cordova was played in behind the England defence by Soteldo, but Woodman came off his line to make the save.

England made most of the running in the first half though Venezuela looked unsafe in attacking areas.

Regarding his own future, the former Carlisle and Preston boss said: "I'm sure I'll be having a conversation with the FA to find out what they want from me for next season, hopefully it'll be a role that's appealing for me and we'll take it from there".

The 19-year-old is on his way home from South Korea clutching a gold medal from the Under 20 World Cup.

Another of the England heroes who will be hoping to grace a Premier League stage next season is Freddie Woodman, with the Newcastle goalkeeper making a key contribution for his country. Holding a 1-0 lead, England conceded a penalty kick in the 74th minute.

The referee pointed to the spot but Freddie Woodman's strong palm kept out the spot-kick.

Ojo replaced Kieran Dowell in the 62nd minute of the final and three minutes later, Lookman's freekick flew to the top of the Venezuelan goalpost.

"I am proud of the team", Venezuela coach Rafael Dudamel said. Equally, I think when you win a tournament like that it shows everybody that we've got good young players.

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