Sheffield Wednesday starlet George Hirst hits a double on England debut

Sheffield Wednesday youngster George Hirst marked his England under 17 debut with two goals against Germany in Portugal.

Sunday, 7th February 2016, 3:57 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th February 2016, 4:14 pm
George Hirst scored twice for England under 17s against Germany

Hirst, the son of Owls legend David, had the Young Lions 2-0 up at half time with a double haul in the 17th and 24th minutes in their second game of the Algarve Tournament.

However, Germany hit back in the second half and after Ipswich keeper Nick Hayes had saved a penalty, they scored twice late on, the equaliser coming from Leipzig's Renat Dadashov in stoppage time.

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Hirst will be hoping the goals keep him in the team as England play their final game of the tournament on Tuesday against Holland. The first match, against hosts Portugal, was drawn 1-1.

England under 17 squad: Nicholas Hayes (Ipswich Town); Josh Tymon (Hull City), Edward Francis (Manchester City), Tolaja Bola (Tottenham Hotspur), Simranjit Thandi (Leicester City); Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), Elliot Embleton (Sunderland); Joshua Bohui (Brentford), Mackenzie Heaney (Newcastle United) George Hirst (Sheffield Wednesday), George Tanner (Manchester United)

Substitutes: Dennis Adeniran (Fulham) for Dozzell 41, Jaden Brown (Tottenham Hotspur) for Bola 41, Samuel Shashoua (Tottenham Hotspur) for Bohui 44,

Substitutes not used: Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion), Rahis Nabi (West Bromwich Albion ), Ben Morris (Ipswich Town), Adam Parkes (Southampton)