21st October 2017
Rhian Brewster netted a hat-trick and also provided an assist as England clinched a place in the semi-finals of the U17 World Cup with a 4-1 win over the United States.
The 17-year-old opened the scoring as early as the 11th minute, reacting quickly to turn the ball home after an attempt from Phil Foden had been palmed out.
Brewster then doubled his and his country’s tally three minutes later, sprinting onto a through-ball from Morgan Gibbs-White and dinking a finish over the onrushing goalkeeper.
Steve Cooper’s team were forced to wait until the second half for their next goal but, again, Liverpool’s talented young striker had a hand in it.
He returned the favour for Gibbs-White’s earlier assist following a quick break, firing in a low cross that his colleague finished with aplomb.