England U21s player ratings vs Spain: James Trafford's last-gasp penalty heroics secure European glory for Lee Carsley's brave Young Lions

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England are European champions! Lee Carsley's Under-21 side defeated Spain in the final to win the tournament for the first time since 1984.

In a hugely dramatic end to the game, Manchester City goalkeeper James Trafford - who is heading to Burnley this summer - saved Abel Ruiz's penalty in stoppage time to stop Spain scoring an equaliser that would've forced extra-time.

The Young Lions had taken the lead in a scrappy game that saw a total of 11 bookings and four red cards, including one for England coach Ashley Cole, with Cole Palmer's free-kick deflecting off Curtis Jones as he ducked in front of the wall before looping into Arnau Tenas' net. The result ends 39 years of hurt at Under-21 level, with Carsley leading his side to the tournament win without them even conceding a goal over their six matches.

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