Golden Eaglet Suffers Embarrassing 8-1 Defeat Against England With Chelsea, Man City And Arsenal Teens In Action


The Manu Garba lead Nigeria U19s have suffered the worst defeat in the history of the team after losing 8-1 to an English side packed filled with players from top English Premier League clubs.


Garba’s team made up of players picked from various grassroot clubs and academies in Nigeria were no match for their English counterparts, who ran riot from the start of the game to see off the Nigerians with Anglo Nigerian striker Dominic Solanke among the goal scorers.

Captain Taylor Moore got things started in the 19th minute before Adam Armstrong doubled the lead just a minute later.

Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke made it 3-0 in the 25th minute before Armstrong got his second of the afternoon two minutes later to complete a whirlwind eight-minute spell to put Paul Williams’ side four clear at the break.

The flow of goals didn’t slow down after the break though, as Callum Connolly and Patrick Roberts added to the tally in the first five minutes of the second half.

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Nigeria pulled a goal back, before Armstong, currently on loan at Barnsley from Newcastle United, completed his hat-trick in the 70th minute.

And it was left to Celtic star Roberts, also out on loan from Manchester City, to add his second of the afternoon in the 87th minute to complete the scoring.

The Golden Eaglet will next take on Iran on Friday before playing their last game against host South Korea to bring their campaign at the Suwon Continental Cup to an end.