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Kirby Scores Again For England U18s

29 May 2018

Palace’s Nya Kirby scored his second goal in a week for England under-18s as they rounded off their Panda Cup campaign with a win against Hungary.

The development midfielder netted from the penalty spot in the Young Lions’ opening game against Uruguay in a 2-2 draw, but he couldn’t prevent them losing 4-0 to the hosts China in their second game on Friday, who clinched the trophy with a game to spare.

That meant that England were playing for pride in their final group game against Hungary, but Kirby converted a Tariq Lamptey ball after just 11 minutes to score what would be the only goal of the game, ensuring England finished runners-up.

Kirby also ended the competition as joint-top scorer with his two goals, alongside China’s Guo Tianya and Uruguayan Nicolás Schiappacasse.

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