Leeds United midfielder Darko Gyabi scored the winner for England’s Under-20 side on Thursday as Ian Foster’s men beat Uruguay 3-2 in their second group game – and below, is a video of the Whites ace curling his effort home.

England came into the second clash of the tournament, which is being held in Argentina, having won the first game against Tunisia 1-0 this week. Tottenham ace Dane Scarlett, who spent 22-23 on loan at Portsmouth, got the goal.

On Wednesday, it was more of a free-scoring match. Bashir Humphreys got the ball rolling, the Chelsea defender heading home from a corner. Alfie Devine of Spurs made it 2-0. Uruguay got one back shortly after the break.

But after a nervy second half, Gyabi made it 3-1 in the 94th minute. Picking the ball up on the edge of the area, and having played 90 minutes against Tunisia on Monday – £5m Gyabi still had the energy to go past two players.

Then, cutting inside, he curled a low shot off the wet surface into the bottom corner. A really clever goal, and one that secured an England win – even if Uruguay did score a 99th-minute consolation. A wonderful moment for Gyabi.

Uruguay v England : Group E -  FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023
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Video: Leeds midfielder Gyabi scores winner for England Under-20 side

The win sees England progress into the last 16, with a game to spare against Iraq – who sit bottom of our group. It is likely Gyabi is rested. Mateo Joseph was a sub for the first game, but did start and got the assist for Devine’s strike.

The competition works in the way that four of the six third-placed nations in the group stages qualify for the last 16, as well as the 12 in first or second. Winners of Group E – England – play Group D runners-up. Brazil, as things stand.

FIFA are live streaming the matches on their website, as well as short highlight packages and below is a video of England’s 3-2 win. Gyabi’s goal can be seen from 1:30. Here is a clip of the goal from a video posted on Twitter.

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