Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the deciding goal as England beat Venezuela to win the U20 World Cup. 

The Everton man brought down a cross before seeing his initial shot saved by ​Wuiiker Farinez, scoring the rebound to earn Paul Simpson's side the win.

Goalkeeper Freddie Woodman brilliantly saved from Adalberto Penaranda's penalty before scrambling to turn a deflected effort wide as the game approached injury time.

Tottenham midfielder Joshua Onomah cracked the woodwork with a strike from long distance, while Fikayo Tomori and Jake Clarke-Slater turned in assured performances to shut out a dangerous Venezuela side.


Ronaldo Lucena had hit the post with a swerving free-kick from 40 yards out in the first half, but Venezuela failed to carve out many defence-splitting passes, despite the open nature of the encounter.

The win secured England's first ever World Cup triumph at U20 level and their first of any kind since the famous Bobby Charlton and Geoff Hurst-inspired 1966 triumph on home soil.

Venezuela keeper Farinez charged up field twice for set-pieces as the South Americans toiled desperately for an equaliser but no such goal came, with England celebrating wildly at the final whistle.


Video assistance was used in the tournament and took centre stage when the penalty was awarded following Clarke-Salter's challenge, with the consultation taking 38 seconds before the resulting spot-kick was saved.

England's attacking heroes throughout the tournament were Dominic Solanke and Ademola Lookman, who scored four and three goals respectively, while the side conceded just three goals on their way to the final.