Peterborough United star is a European champion!

Peterborough United star Ronnie Edwards is a European champion.

By Alan Swann
Friday, 1st July 2022, 9:56 pm
Ronnie Edwards in action for England in the Under 19 European Championship Final against Israel. (Photo by VLADIMIR SIMICEK/AFP via Getty Images)
Ronnie Edwards in action for England in the Under 19 European Championship Final against Israel. (Photo by VLADIMIR SIMICEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Centre-back Edwards (19) played well as England came from behind to beat Israel 3-1 after extra time in the final of the Under 19 Championships in Slovakia.

England struggled in the first-half and deservedly fell behind five minutes before the break.

But Callum Doyle of Manchester City equalised from a 52nd minute corner before both sides had chances to win the game in 90 minutes. Edwards made a couple of terrific blocks to thwart Isreal attacks.

Carney Chukwuemeka of Aston Villa bundled home a superb cross on 107 minutes to give England the lead and another Villa player Aaron Ramsey made the game safe four minutes from time.

England won all five matches in the tournament and Edwards, the only player from outside the top two divisions of English football, played in four of them.

The last time the Young Lions tasted success in the U19 Euros, the squad which beat Portugal in the final included Mason Mount, Reece James and Aaron Ramsdale, all of whom have gone on to become senior internationals for England under Gareth Southgate.