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Dominic Solanke was on target yet again on Friday as England’s U21s beat Ukraine 2-0 in a European Championship qualifier.
The victory ensured Aidy Boothroyd’s men maintained their unbeaten start to Group Four, with their record now standing at four wins and a draw.
Solanke puts the visitors ahead in the 16th minute when he found the bottom corner with a clinical strike from the edge of the penalty area, just a minute after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had forced a stretching save from Ukraine goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.
Boss goal from Solanke. pic.twitter.com/yza9y8pxJy
— Dan Wilcox (@DanWilcoxFPM) November 10, 2017
England sealed the win in the 62nd minute when Ukraine’s Pavlo Lukyanchuk deflected Demarai Gray’s cross into his own net.
Solanke led the line for England and continued his impressive form as a main focal point in Boothroyd’s attacking setup.
The 20-year-old was a standout performer as England’s U20s were crowned World Cup winners during the summer, earning the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.
He is now expected to team up with Gareth Southgate’s senior team for England’s upcoming friendly against Brazil.
Regular first team opportunities have been hard to come by at Liverpool for the striker this season, although a series of bright cameos have seen him emerge as a useful option for Jurgen Klopp.