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Lookman sends Young Lions into quarters

  • England through to Korea Republic 2017 last eight
  • Ademola Lookman scores in each half
  • Costa Rica crash out at Round of 16 for second consecutive appearance

A brace scored by Ademola Lookman in a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica sent England to the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 quarter-finals.

The forward saved his first goals at Korea Republic 2017 for a crucial time, getting the Young Lions to the quarter-finals at the U-20 World Cup for the first time since 1993.

An Everton connection featured in both goals. Defender Jonjoe Kenny’s low cross found Lookman, who controlled the ball before firing past Erick Pineda for England's first. 

About midway through the second half, Lookman doubled his tally when he calmly slotted home from close range after neatly navigating his way past two defenders inside the box, following a cross from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

It was a nervy finish for Paul Simpson's side as Randall Leal scored in the 89th minute after Freddie Woodman saved his initial penalty.

England will face the winner of Mexico-Senegal in the quarter-finals on Monday 5 June.

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