Sheffield-born ace Dominic Calvert-Lewin fires England to World Cup glory

Former Sheffield United striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin became a national hero after firing home the only goal as England won the Under-20 World Cup by beating Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates giving England the lead in the World Cup final (Photo: PA)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates giving England the lead in the World Cup final (Photo: PA)

Paul Simpson's Young Lions were the first England side to reach a world showpiece for over half a century and they followed in the footsteps of Sir Alf Ramsey's team, who lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966.

Calvert-Lewin, who now plays for Everton, scored the game's only goal after 35 minutes after his initial shot was saved by the Venezuelan goalkeeper.

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A second-half penalty save from Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman then preserved England's lead and ensured they became world champions.

More to follow.

Calvert-Lewin put England ahead shortly before half-time (Photo :PA)
Calvert-Lewin put England ahead shortly before half-time (Photo :PA)