Sheffield United's Daniel Jebbison helps England silence hostile Argentine crowd
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The teenage centre-forward appeared as a substitute midway through the second-half as Ian Foster’s team beat Uruguay to reach the knockout stages of the tournament. The match, which was again staged at La Plata’s Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, took place in front of a fiercely partisan crowd with many of the locals in attendance choosing to boo the British national anthem and joining fans of La Celeste in cheering on their South American neighbours.
Having also come on during the closing stages of Monday’s win over Tunisia, Jebbison could now make his first start since crossing the Atlantic when the Young Lions complete their group schedule by facing Iraq this weekend.
Chelsea’s Bashir Humphreys’ opened the scoring for England before Alfie Devine of Tottenham Hotspur doubled their lead. Uruguay reduced the deficit moments before the interval when Danubio’s Franco Gonzalez pounced. Darlo Gyabi restored England’s two goal advantage, meaning an added time effort from Defensor Sporting’s Matias Abaldo proved nothing more than a consolation.
Foster’s side will progress as group winners if they seal their third straight victory in Group E.
Jebbison, who has been challenged to earn a place in United’s starting eleven next term as Paul Heckingbottom prepares his squad for its Premier League return, was introduced just past the hour mark when Gyabi’s Leeds team mate Mateo Joseph was withdrawn.