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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: JOE GELHARDT ON TARGET AT THE UEFA U17 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

10 May 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

Latics' Academy star scores for England in 3-1 victory against Sweden.

  • International News: Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir feature for England in major youth tournament.
  • Gelhardt scored in England U17s' 3-1 win against Sweden.
  • Weir started and Gelhardt was a substitute as England exited the UEFA U17 European Championship at the group stage.

A 65th minute substitute in England's final group stage match of the 2019 UEFA U17 European Championship in Ireland, forward Joe Gelhardt scored his country's third goal in a 3-1 victory against Sweden.

It wasn't enough to see England qualify for the next round after Steve Cooper's side finished third on four points.

Midfielder Jensen Weir started the match and featured for 71 minutes against Sweden, having played the full 90 minutes of England opening game, a 1-1 draw against France in which Gelhardt came on in the 88th minute, and 81 minutes in a 5-2 defeat to Netherlands, in which Gelhardt played the full 90.

The duo, who have formed key roles in England's setup, made their Latics league debuts together in the club's penultimate game of the season as substitutes in a 1-1 draw away at Birmingham City.


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