Stopper plays another 90 minutes in Toulon
- Town's Ryan Schofield earns second England U20 cap
- 'Keeper plays full 90 in 7-1 win over Cuba
- Possible third cap for Schofield on Sunday
Huddersfield Town Academy goalkeeper Ryan Schofield earned a second England Under-20 cap on Thursday evening as the Young Lions secured their place in the semi-finals of the Toulon Tournament with a dominant display against Cuba.
The earlier game in ‘Group A’ saw Japan draw again against Angola, the Africans scoring an equaliser with the last kick of the game.
This meant a win for England would secure the top spot and progression to the next stage with a game to spare. This would be achieved against Cuba, which was also the first-ever fixture between these two nations.
The victory makes it two wins from two and keeps their sights on retaining the trophy for a third time in England’s history a reality, with 18 year-old Ryan playing the full 90 minutes in both games so far.
It was already 3-0 to England when Cuba was reduced to ten men through a straight red card and Head Coach Neil Dewsnip’s side took full advantage in the second-half.
The Young Lions will finish their group fixtures against Japan on Sunday and will have one eye on which team they will face in the last four of the Toulon Tournament.
The 2016/17 season has been a successful one for the youngster, who signed a new contract with Huddersfield Town towards the latter end of the season.
As well as being a regular for Town’s Under-18s side, he also helped FC United of Manchester win the Frank Hannah Manchester Premier Cup keeping a clean sheet against Stalybridge Celtic in the final.
Ryan has one cap for the England Under-18 side, keeping a clean sheet in a 4-0 win over host nation Qatar in March 2017.