Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom scored his third goal in four Under-21 internationals as Gareth Southgate’s Young Lions drew 1-1 away to their Swiss counterparts on Saturday night.
Akpom celebrated the goal by dancing with Jordon Ibe, but Demarai Gray (pictured above) was the man who deserved the attention.
Leicester City winger Gray made the goal with a fantastic run and cross.
Leicester city’s Demarai Gray dances around defenders to set up on loan Arsenal Striker Chuba Akpom https://t.co/Yu2rshhyQc
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Gray bamboozled defender Martin Angha twice on an incredible solo run, which started just inside the Swiss half, tight on the right touchline.
The former Birmingham City man then provided an inch-perfect pass to Akpom, who completed the simple task of finding the net.
England – the better team on the night – should have doubled their lead on numerous occasions, but they didn’t and their wastefulness was punished in the 76th minute when Florian Kamberi equalised on the counter-attack.
Southgate’s side ended the game with 10 men, after Liverpool’s Jordon Ibe was sent off for picking up two yellow cards.
Ibe had earlier come on as a sub for Chelsea loanee John Swift, who left the field with a sock soaked in blood.
Chuba Akpom goal video
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