Peterborough United star to feature in an European Championship final

Peterborough United star Ronnie Edwards has helped England to the European Under 19 Championship Final.

By Alan Swann
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 7:02 am
Ronnie Edwards in action for England Under 19s. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images.
Ronnie Edwards in action for England Under 19s. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images.

Edwards (19) was outstanding as England fought back from a goal down to beat Italy 2-1 in Tuesday’s semi-final in Slovakia. England will now playIsrael in Friday’s final (7pm kick off).

Italy opened the scoring from a 12th minute penalty – the first goal England have conceded in the tournament – but second-half headers from corners from Alex Scott (Bristol City) and Jarell Quansah (Liverpool) saw England through.

Edwards has started three of England’s four games so far and can expect to start the final. He is the only player from outside the top two divisions in England to be included in the Euros squad.

Edwards has reportedly attracted interest from Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Spurs and could well be sold in a multi-million deal this summer, although Posh will only sell if the £10 million package they received from Brentford for Ivan Toney in August, 2020 is surpassed.