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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: JOE GELHARDT ON TARGET AS ENGLAND QUALIFY FOR THE UEFA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

27 March 2019

Joe Gelhardt celebrates his goal for England U17s against USA. Image Credit: Simon Whitehead Simon Whitehead
Joe Gelhardt celebrates his goal for England U17s against USA. Image Credit: Simon Whitehead

Joe Gelhardt on target for England Under 17s in dramatic 3-2 victory to qualify for the UEFA U17 European Championship in May.

  • International Update: Joe Gelhardt scores in England's 3-2 win against Denmark.
  • Gelhardt and Jensen Weir both featured in final UEFA U17 European Championship qualifier.
  • England's Under 17s qualify for the finals in Ireland in May 2019.

England's Under 17s successfully booked their place at the UEFA U17 European Championships in Ireland this May, with Latics Under 18 star Joe Gelhardt on target in a dramatic 3-2 victory against Elite Round hosts Denmark to clinch top spot in their qualifying group.

The 16-year-old, who has 16 goals for Latics' Under 18s so far this season, came on as a second half substitute and scored with three minutes of the 90 remaining to make it 2-1 to England with his seventh in 12 appearances. Moments into stoppage time Denmark equalised, but fellow substitute Nonso Madueke grabbed his second in the closing moments to clinch the game 3-2.

Jensen Weir featured for 56 minutes to claim his ninth international appearance at this level.


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