WOODROW HELPS ENGLAND THRASH GUINEA
Fulham forward, Cauley Woodrow, helped the Three Lions thrash their Guinea counterparts 7-1 in the Toulon tournament on Monday.
England under-21s put up an impressive performance in the largely one-sided encounter in France with Fulham forward Cauley Woodrow playing a starring role.
A shock looked to be on the cards as Guinea took the lead against the Three Lions after just 48 seconds, but Woodrow set up Aston Villa's Jack Grealish to equalise with a debut goal seven minutes in. If ypou'd have backed Guinea to score first you could have had amazing odds of 10/1 at StanJames, such was the mismatch in playing ability.
This opened up the goal spree of the young English team as they overcame the rude shock. England took the lead from the penalty spot as captain James Ward-Prowse netted following a Guinea handball, and Nathan Redmond gave his side breathing space with a stunning 30-yard finish four minutes later.
Grealish netted his second just before half-time to take a commanding 4-1 lead into the break, and Woodrow had a hand in the fifth soon after the interval. The 21-year-old forward, who scored four Championship goals for Fulham last term, saw his shot saved, but Mohamed Toure could not prevent himself from deflecting the ball home five minutes into the second half.
Woodrow finally got his own name on the goal scorer’s chart eight minutes later as he finished neatly from the left-hand side of the area, and then added another 15 minutes later from close range to complete the rout. England took their other chances but were comfortable already with the scoreline especially as the opposition was limited.
The young talent took to popular social media website, Twitter to express his contentment with his performance after the game. Via his official handle, @CauleyWoodrow he posted “Good win tonight vs Guinea, pleased to get on the score sheet twice, looking forward to the games ahead! @England.”