England Under-21s win Toulon Tournament

Ruben Loftus-Cheek scores against France

Ruben Loftus-Cheek scores for England against France in the Toulon Tournament final

England Under-21s won the Toulon Tournament for the first time since 1994 after beating hosts France 2-1 in the final on Sunday.

Gareth Southgate’s side went ahead in Avignon through Lewis Baker’s looping header after eight minutes, his fourth goal of the tournament.

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek then doubled the lead with a composed finish from 15 yards.

Abdou Diallo’s close range finish gave France hope but England held on.

England: Pickford, Iorfa, Targett, Chalobah, Chambers, Hause, Watmore (Swift 65), Ward-Prowse (c), Loftus-Cheek (Stephens 90), Redmond, Baker.

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