Sheffield-born former United star Dominic Calvert-Lewin is England hero in World Cup final win

Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates after putting England in front in the Fifa Under 20 World Cup Final in South Korea. PIC: Press Association
Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates after putting England in front in the Fifa Under 20 World Cup Final in South Korea. PIC: Press Association
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Sheffield has a new World Cup winner, after Dominic Calvert-Lewin's heroics in South Korea for England's under 20 side.

The Hillsborough-raised Sheffield United Steelphalt Academy product scored the only goal of the game as the Young Lions defeated Venezuela 1-0 at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.

Calvert-Lewin showed terrific perseverance to open the scoring 10 minutes before the break. The forward, who joined Everton in August for a fee of around £1million, won a header on the edge of the 18 yard box, then challenged for the ball again and set himself up for a shot which was initially excellently saved. However, the 20 year-old produced an incredibly calm finish on the rebound to put England in front.

Venezuela had had the better of the first half chances, going close with a number of superbly taken free-kicks, but it was Paul Simpson's men who led at the break.

And England rode their luck in the second half too as the South Americans should have equalised when they were awarded a penalty with 15 minutes to go.

Star turn Adalberto Penaranda stepped up to take it but goalkeeper Freddie Woodman produced a fantastic save to keep his side in front. The Newcastle United stopper dived to his right and with the spot-kick struck down the middle, Woodman threw out his left arm and palmed the shot away.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates after putting England in front in the Fifa Under 20 World Cup Final in South Korea. PIC: Press Association

Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates after putting England in front in the Fifa Under 20 World Cup Final in South Korea. PIC: Press Association

Under pressure, England held on to win and secure a first World Cup at any level since 1966.

Sheffield-born Gordon Banks played in goal for England in that final win over Germany at Wembley and now Calvert-Lewin joins him as a Steel City sporting hero.

Yesterday, Sheffield United's David Brooks scored the winner as England won the Toulon Tournament with a 1-0 victory over Ivory Coast. The midfielder was named player of the tournament while Sheffield Wednesday forward George Hirst was joint top scorer.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin left Sheffield United in August to join Everton

Dominic Calvert-Lewin left Sheffield United in August to join Everton

Dominic Calvert-Lewin in action for Sheffield United in pre-season before leaving to join Everton

Dominic Calvert-Lewin in action for Sheffield United in pre-season before leaving to join Everton

Dominic Calvert-Lewin made his Everton debut in the 2-1 win over Arsenal earlier this season

Dominic Calvert-Lewin made his Everton debut in the 2-1 win over Arsenal earlier this season