Eddie Nketiah scored two more goals for the England u21s on Tuesday, despite seeing a penalty saved by the opposition goalkeeper.
Eddie Nketiah got his first start of the international break on Tuesday, lining up for the England u21s in their final Euro qualification match against Albania.
Nketiah’s goals had already helped the team qualify a couple of games earlier, but England were looking to end the group campaign unbeaten and record a confident final win before the tournament kicks off next March.
The team quickly raced into a 3-0 lead by half-time, but Nketiah didn’t get on the scoresheet. He fixed that seven minutes into the second half, capitalising on a loose ball in the box before firing through the goalkeeper’s legs.
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The Arsenal academy graduate then won his team a penalty, racing in behind the defence and getting brought down by the goalkeeper. However, the keeper made amends by saving the subsequent spot-kick.
That only seemed to reinvigorate Nketiah, who added a second goal to his tally five minutes later. He cut back behind a defender inside the box before curling into the corner. By his standards, it was almost a long-range goal.
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The striker had a couple more powerful efforts saved in the dying minutes, as he searched for a hat-trick. He had to settle for a brace, in the end, extending the England u21 goalscoring record by a further two goals.