Ulverston keeper Anderson helps England beat Mexico in World Cup

Feeling top of the World: Ulverston's Curtis Anderson helped England beat Mexico 3-2 in Kolkata in the Fifa under-17s World Cup Aaron Chown/EMPICS Sport
Feeling top of the World: Ulverston's Curtis Anderson helped England beat Mexico 3-2 in Kolkata in the Fifa under-17s World Cup Aaron Chown/EMPICS Sport
11 October 2017 4:51PM

ULVERSTON keeper Curtis Anderson made it two World Cup wins out of two after helping England beat Mexico.

The former Yarlside School youngster was between the sticks today as the Young Lions held off a strong second half challenge to win 3-2 and stamp their authority on Group F at the Fifa under-17s tournament in India.

England's Rhian Brewster scored the only goal of the first half in Kolkata with a lovely 25-yard free-kick over the wall.

England pulled away after the break, as Jadon Sancho set up Philip Foden, who fired in a pinpoint shot home from just inside the box, and then converted a penalty himself to make it 3-0.

But two-time Under-17s world champions Mexico found another gear near the hour mark, and Diego Lainez’s seven-minute brace made for a dramatic ending to the contest.

England held on for the victory to make it two out of two after thrashing

Chile 4-0 in their opener, a game in which Manchester City keeper Anderson also played.

England will complete their group matches against Iraq in Kolkata on Saturday, with their place in the knockout stages already assured.

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