KIELCE, Poland. June 22 (PSN) – The U21 Poland national team ended their tournament campaign on Thursday after a heavy defeat in Group A.
Final Score: Poland – England 0:3
There was no miracle to be found in the final round of the group stages of the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship on Thursday night.
The hosts lost out 3:0 to England in Kielce and failed to meet up to the nation’s expectations. As a result, Marcin Dorna’s side end their stay in the tournament after being knocked out in the group stage.
Demarai Gray, and Jacob Murphy scored the goals for England in open play, while Lewis Baker deepened wound for the bialo-czerwoni with a late penalty kick. This was as a result of defender Jan Bednarek ending the match on a red card for Poland after a foul on English forward Tammy Abraham.
After two disappointing fixtures, Dorna’s team needed a win against England and hope for a Slovakia-Sweden tie to have any chance of advancing. However, even had Poland not lost to England, they still would had not qualified due to Slovakia outing Sweden 3:0 as well.
England and Slovakia continue play as they advance from Group A. Poland end last place in the group with only a lone point.
U21 Poland – U21 England 0:3 (0:1)
Goals: Gray 6′, Murphy 69′, Baker 82′ (Pk)
Yellow carded: Bednarek – Mawson
Red carded: Jan Bednarek (82)
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria) Attendance: 13 176
Poland: 12. Jakub Wrąbel – 4. Tomasz Kędziora, 6. Jan Bednarek, 15. Jarosław Jach, 2. Paweł Jaroszyński, 11. Przemysław Frankowski, 8. Radosław Murawski, 7. Karol Linetty, 14. Dawid Kownacki (73, 9. Mariusz Stępiński), 13. Łukasz Moneta (46, 10. Patryk Lipski) – 16. Krzysztof Piątek (64, 18. Jarosław Niezgoda)
England: 1. Jordan Pickford – 2. Mason Holgate, 5. Calum Chambers, 23. Alfie Mawson, 3. Ben Chilwell – 15. John Swift, 8. James Ward-Prowse (73, 9. Tammy Abraham), 4. Nathaniel Chalobah (39, 19. Will Hughes), 10. Lewis Baker, 11. Nathan Redmond (46, 14. Jacob Murphy) – 7. Demarai Gray
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