United youngster Dan Gore scores impressive goal in England under-18s fightback
Manchester United youngster Dan Gore continued his standout season by scoring his first goal for England’s under-18s.
Gore netted the second for England as the team staged a comeback from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 against Denmark.
United teammate Sam Mather was also in the starting line-up for the game, which was held in Spain.
Gore scored the type of goal any midfielder would be proud of, a solo effort which left the goalkeeper no chance.
England’s official website reported: “Gore broke from midfield, went past two players and drilled in a low shot from 25 yards to make it 3-2 with a quarter of an hour remaining.”
The Young Lions were able to salvage the draw in the final stages after forcing an own goal. West Ham’s Sonny Perkins had scored the first.
England’s under-18s had played Sweden on Friday, but neither Gore or Mather featured in the 3-2 win, with different starting XIs used for both games.
This was Gore’s sixth game for England’s under-18 side and the central midfielder is adding to his impressive CV.
Youth Cup star
Gore has been an integral part of Manchester United’s run to the FA Youth Cup final. He was particularly impressive in the semi-final win over Wolves alongside Kobbie Mainoo in midfield.
The 17-year-old is comfortable breaking up the play and getting involved in the final third, and United fans are right to be excited about his development.
While he has scored just once for the under-18s this season, Gore has eight assists, a number only bettered by England teammate Sam Mather, who has 11.
The pair are both hoping to end the campaign with FA Youth Cup silverware, while their teammates must cope without them today when the under-18s play a league clash with Blackburn at 1pm.