» 1 Saido Berahino Saido Berahino was the hero for England’s Under-21s as his spot-kick handed them a 2-1 victory in the first leg of their European Championship play-off match with Croatia. The Young Lions’ opponents had taken the lead at Molineux on Friday night through Marko Livaja but Harry Kane’s leveller and Berahino’s penalty late on were enough to hand them the advantage going into the second clash.
England had got off to a decent start on homesoil with Will Hughes and Nathan Redmond looking bright but they were stopped in their tracks after 13 minutes when a corner was flicked on and the lurking Livaja was able to head home unmarked beyond Jack Butland. As the Young Lions looked to get back on terms, Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw smashed a shot onto the post, while Kane also threatened.
Tottenham striker Kane, playing as a lone frontman, was looking dangerous and eventually, just prior to the hour-mark, he was able to lose his man and, diving towards the front post, flicked home a header to equalise. Looking to capitalise on their momentum, Redmond crashed another attempt on goal but at the other end Domagoj Pavicic went close.
But, with five minute left on the clock, Berahino found himself charging into the area only to be felled by Dominik Livakovic and with the penalty awarded he converted coolly into the bottom left corner.www.1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/ The second leg will take place in Croatia next Tuesday. » » 1 Lewis Hamilton will start the Canadian Grand Prix in pole Lewis Hamilton enhanced his impressive personal record at the Canadian Grand Prix to claim pole position ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg for Sunday’s race. The world champion, who is bidding to win his second race in succession, and fifth in Montreal, was just six hundredths of a second faster than Rosberg as he claimed the 53rd pole of his career. An impressive lap from Sebastian Vettel, only a tenth shy of the Mercedes duo, sees the Ferrari driver line up in third on the grid with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo fourth. «