England come from behind to claim vital win against Slovakia at European Under-21 Championship

England Under-21s survived a major scare to keep their Euro 2017 hopes alive after a comeback victory over Slovakia.

Second-half goals from Alfie Mawson and Nathan Redmond sealed a 2-1 win to move the Young Lions top of Group A.

But Aidy Boothroyd’s side were poor for long spells and Martin Chrien’s opener looked to have them on the brink of another early European exit.

Yet two goals in 11 minutes mean England go into their final group game with hosts Poland – who face Sweden in Monday’s late kick-off – on Thursday with their fate in their own hands.

Boothroyd had already labelled it a must-win game following Friday’s 0-0 draw with Sweden but his words looked to have fallen on deaf ears after a desperate first half in Kielce.

England adopted the diamond in midfield with John Swift replacing Jacob Murphy and Redmond partnering Tammy Abraham in attack but the switch…

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