Italy U-21 0-2 England U-21: Rhian Brewster scores an early double in a friendly win

Rhian Brewster has scored three goals in 17 appearances for the England Under-21 team

Rhian Brewster scored twice in the first five minutes as England U-21 defeated Italy in a friendly in Pescara.

Brewster, 22, scored a third-minute penalty in the bottom corner after Eduardo Bove’s foul on Conor Gallagher.

The Sheffield United striker doubled the lead with a broken finishing touch after Angel Gomez’s through pass.

Italy finished the match with ten men as captain Niccol Rovella was sent off after securing a second booking late.

England came close to cementing their advantage but Chelsea midfielder Gallagher was prevented by a last-minute save from Caleb Okoli, while defender Levi Colwell headed a corner kick in first-half stoppage time.

Lee Carsley’s team, who secured qualification in June for next summer’s European Under-21 Championship, will play Germany in a friendly match at Bramall Lane on Tuesday at 19:45 GMT.

line up

Italy under 21

formation – composition 3-5-2

  • 1blizzard
  • 15thAround
  • 4Scalvini
  • 14Vitihas been replaced byCitizensin 45′Minutes
  • 16Cambiassohas been replaced byBellanovain 68 ‘Minutes
  • 8buffhas been replaced byBeanin 45′Minutes
  • 10RovillaBooked in 86 minutes
  • 18Merityhas been replaced byvenatoin 68 ‘Minutes
  • 13Parishas been replaced byUdogiein 45′Minutes
  • 23change ithas been replaced byEspositoin 45′Minutes
  • 11Pellegrihas been replaced byColomboin 28 ‘Minutes

alternatives

  • 2Bellanova
  • 3Udogie
  • 5Perola
  • 6Canstrelli
  • 7Colombo
  • 9Moro
  • 12Capriel
  • 17frog
  • 19Esposito
  • 20venato
  • 21Sorrentino
  • 22biblical
  • 24Bean
  • 25Citizens
  • 26Rogerie

England under 21

formation – composition 3-4-3

  • 1porsic
  • 15thCreswell
  • 5Harwood Bellishas been replaced byovernightin 90 + 3′Minutes
  • 4Colwellhas been replaced byThomasin 71 ‘Minutes
  • 12Spencehas been replaced byAaronsin 71 ‘Minutes
  • 20GomezBooked in 17 minuteshas been replaced bydoylein 71 ‘Minutes
  • 6skipsBooked in 69 minuteshas been replaced byGarnerin 71 ‘Minutes
  • 3R Sessegnonhas been replaced byGordonin 71 ‘Minutes
  • 23Palmerhas been replaced byElliotin 72 ‘Minutes
  • 7BrewsterBooked in 14 minuteshas been replaced byBalogunin 72 ‘Minutes
  • 10Gallagherhas been replaced byJ. Ramsayin 72 ‘Minutes

alternatives

  • 2Aarons
  • 8J. Ramsay
  • 9Balogun
  • 11Gordon
  • 13Griffith
  • 14Garner
  • 16overnight
  • 17Thomas
  • 18doyle
  • 19Elliot
  • 21Makati
  • 22Trafford
  • 24Morton

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