England won their biggest international title since 1966 by beating Venezuela 1-0 in the U20 World Cup final.It was England first appearance in the final of a global tournament since their World Cup victory 51 years ago.Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin first-half goal was enough for victory thanks to Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman’s second half penalty save.Woodman denied Adalberto Penaranda from the spot after the Malaga forward was fouled by Kyle Walker & Peters.With 17 minutes to play  the referee pointed to the spot to signal a penalty before immediately referring to the video assistant referee.The decision said – there was the slightest of contacts – but Newcastle keeper Woodman strong palm kept out Penaranda’s shoot.

In the first half Ronaldo Lucena hit the post with an audacious long range free kick that had Woodman well beaten, while Tottenham midfielder Josh Onomah saw a powerful effort strike the underside of the Venezuela bar after the break.After the match, England forward Dominic Solanke, due to join Liverpool from Chelsea on 1 July, was awarded the Golden Ball given to the player of the tournament. Previous winner  of the award include Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Luis Figo, Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero.

Woodman was awarded the Golden Glove, given to the best goalkeeper of the tournament.”Thankfully Freddie saved the penalty. I was watching through my fingers from the halfway line and it was an incredible moment. It was a big, big moment that helped turn the game,”told Calvert-Lewin, who joined Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters as the only Englishmen to score in a World Cup final.

 

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