Arsenal youngster Reiss Nelson endured a bizarre three minutes as England U17s lost 5-3 to their Germany counterparts in a fixture that was played behind closed doors today at St. George’s Park.
In a remarkable game Germany established a five-goal lead before Nelson reduced the deficit slightly with a neat finish shortly after being brought on as a substitute. The schoolboy then scored his second of the game from the penalty spot but was then sent off just a minute later.
England scored a third goal through Jonathan Leko, with Arsenal youngsters Marcus Agyei-Tabi and Tolaji Bola having earlier entered the fray as substitutes.
The main story, however, involved Nelson, who experienced delight and frustration in quick succession.
England face Germany again on Friday.