08 Jul England U21 1-0 Spain U21 (Jul 8, 2023) Game Analysis – ESPN
Lee Carsley’s side executed a flawless campaign that did not see them concede a single goal, with five-time winners Spain unable to find the back of the net in the final.
Jones broke the stalemate four minutes into first-half stoppage time when Cole Palmer‘s free kick was deflected off his back and into the net.
Abel Ruiz thought he had equalised six minutes after the break with a header from a free kick, but VAR ruled he was offside.
Five minutes into stoppage time, Spain were awarded a penalty after Levi Colwill tackled Ruiz inside the box. However, keeper James Trafford became the hero when he saved Ruiz’s shot.