Gareth Southgate: England Under-20 glory has 'raised the bar for everybody'

England captain Lewis Cook, who plays for Premier League side Bournemouth, received the trophy from Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino before hoisting it high above his head to spark frenzied celebrations from England's Young Lions.

There was still more work for Woodman to do as he just about scrambled back to prevent an own goal from Clarke-Salter as England held on to clinch the win.

But that will not stop Chapman from joining an extremely short list of Hartlepool athletes to take world glory. Newcastle may look to send him somewhere in the Sky Bet Championship.

The richest league in the world, the Premier League is also the most cosmopolitan, with wealthy clubs able to attract talent from anywhere - a situation that often makes it hard for young English prospects to earn playing time.

England's previous best finish in the U-20 World Cup was third place in 1993.

England created the first real chance 10 minutes in but Dominic Solanke couldn't round off a slick one-two as he failed to get a proper connection on his shot, which fizzed wide.

After Calvert-Lewin's goal on 35 minutes, Cook's side withstood a ferocious second-half onslaught in Suwon, South Korea, with goalkeeper Woodman dramatically saving Adalberto Penaranda spot-kick 16 minutes from the end.

England won the Under-20 World Cup by beating Venezuela 1-0 in the final on Sunday for its first global soccer title since 1966.

"It's brilliant for all the players and all of the staff that are there".

"We've been watching youth teams at every level". In four minutes of added time, even goalkeeper Farinez fired a shot, but failed to unlock England's solid defense in front of 30,346 fans at the stadium. I just anticipated the keeper parrying the ball away and tried to keep my composure and managed to put it away. It was wonderful for us all.

'They showed unbelievable spirit to keep that clean sheet and they should all be proud of what they have achieved.

England were fortunate not to be behind soon after, as Ronaldo Lucena fired a stunning long-range free-kick onto Freddie Woodman's post.

  • Julie Sanders