Slattery and England defeat Japan

By SFC Media Sun 04 Jun International
Photo by Naomi Baker | Callum Slattery

Callum Slattery and England beat Japan 2-1 to top their group at the Toulon Tournament.

Slattery played 90 minutes in centre midfield for the Young Lions in their final Group A game of the tournament.

Sheffield Wednesday's George Hirst fired a penalty in on 26 minutes to give England the lead before Mizuki Ando then levelled for Japan just before the hour mark.

It wasn't until the 78th minute that the Young Lions finally sealed victory with another spot kick. This time Martell Taylor-Crossdale fired the penalty into the top left corner after Demetri Mitchell was fouled in the area.

The victory sees England top Group A and move into the final four of the tournament, as they look to retain the title they won last year.