Italy v England, 12 April 2011

Score1-1
RefereeMichael Fabbri
CompetitionUnder-18
VenueStadio Sandro Cabassi, Capri
Kick-off: 3.00pm local (2.00pm BST) WWW.FA.COM MATCH REPORT Lions held to draw in Carpi Tuesday, 12 April, 2011 Saido Berahino's goal cancelled out by Italian equaliser. England U18s had to settle for a draw in Carpi on Tuesday afternoon in what was their final game of the 2010-11 campaign. It had looked as though Noel Blake's team were set for victory after Saido Berahino had given the Young Lions a deserved lead just before half-time. Collecting a cross from West Bromwich Albion team-mate George Thorne, Berahino took full advantage of a slip from Italian defender Giuseppe Prestia before striking an unstoppable shot into the top corner from 18 yards out. After netting against Poland in the U18s' previous game this season last November, it took the striker's tally to two goals in two games. However, the hosts improved in the second half and got themselves level when substitute Stefano Beltrame netted in the 62nd minute. Blake took the chance to use all of his squad in the second half, which saw England debuts for the likes of Conor Thomas, Tom Hopper, Curtis Nelson and George Long.

1  Italy

Manager: Alberigo Evani

1  England

Manager: Noel Blake

Goals:

Stefano Beltrame 62 G

Goals:

Saido Berahino 44 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Nicola Leali
Defender Matteo Bianchetti (captain)
Defender Andrea Montresor
Defender Giuseppe Prestia
Defender Matteo Solini
Midfielder Simone Calvano
Midfielder Elio De Silvestro
Midfielder Simone Pecorini
Midfielder Stefano Sturaro
Forward Simone Magnaghi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick
Defender Ben Gibson
Defender Louis Laing
Defender Jamaal Lascelles
Defender/Midfielder Conor Coady (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Bruno Pilatos
Midfielder George Moncur
Midfielder Conor Thomas
Midfielder George Thorne
Forward Saido Berahino
Forward Rob Hall

Substitutions:

Stefano Beltrame for Simone Magnaghi 46
Amato Ciciretti for Simone Pecorini 46
Paolo Dametto for Matteo Solini 57
Stefano Sabelli for Andrea Montresor 64
Andrea Barberis for Giammario Piscitella 81
Marco Burato for Simone Calvano 81

Substitutions:

Patrick Bamford for George Thorne 46
Jake Bidwell for Jamaal Lascelles 46
Jake Fowler for Saido Berahino 65
Tom Hopper for Rob Hall 65
Curtis Nelson for George Moncur 72
George Long for Jak Alnwick 82

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mirko Pigliacelli
Defender Mattia Bani
Defender Paolo Dametto
Defender Stefano Sabelli
Midfielder Andrea Barberis
Midfielder Stefano Beltrame
Midfielder Marco Burato
Midfielder Amato Ciciretti
Midfielder Matteo Liviero

On the bench:

Goalkeeper George Long
Defender Jake Bidwell
Defender Curtis Nelson
Midfielder/Forward Jake Fowler
Forward Patrick Bamford
Forward Tom Hopper