- Final: England 1-0 Spain (Curtis Jones 45)
- James Trafford saves stoppage-time penalty and rebound
The class of 1984 finally have some company. There is a strong argument that success for England Under-21s is so often about player development and nurturing talent for their step up to the senior side. But winning tournaments is a moment not to be sniffed at, as any English fan will tell you.
But this is not just about what Lee Carsley and this talented group of players have just achieved. It is how they have achieved it, too – not least the drama that engulfed the final moments of this story.
Written by Aaron Bower
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jul/08/england-under-21-sink-spain-in-dramatic-final-to-become-european-champions under the title “England celebrate Euro U21 glory as Trafford’s penalty heroics deny Spain”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.