England lose out late on in UEFA Women’s U-17 semis

Spain v England - Semi-final: UEFA Women's European Under-17 Championship
England’s starting XI against Spain in Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

England lost out to Spain 3-1 with two goals in the dying minutes of the UEFA Women’s U-17 Championship semi-finals.

England were behind inside five minutes, with a powerful downward header from Vicky Lopez beating keeper Sophia Poor.

A rocket by Paula Comendador was kept out by Poor, who also palmed away Ainhoa Alguacil’s angled strike.

Lopez’s free kick rattled the crossbar, as Spain dominated the first half.

The Young Lionesses began creating opportunities straight after the restart, then in the 55th minute Katie Reid headed in Ava Baker’s free kick.

The game looked headed for penalties until Ainhoa Gomez’s deflected shot in the 88th minute flew in.

Comendador then slotted in a third to ensure Spain make the final.

France earlier thrashed Switzerland 10-2, with Maeline Mendy hitting a hat-trick.

The final is at 5pm UK time on Friday, live on BBC i-Player and UEFA.tv.

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