England fans' brutal reception for Harvey Elliott during U21s' win vs Northern Ireland
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Liverpool star Harvey Elliott was given a brutal reception by England fans during the U21s’ clash against Northern Ireland.
On Tuesday night, England’s youngsters were in Euro 2025 qualifying action against Northern Ireland.
Lee Carsley’s side cruised to a convincing 3-0 win thanks to a brace from Elliott and a goal from Tyler Morton.
Despite putting in a decent performance, Elliott was hit with a boos during the match at Everton’s Goodison Park.
Elliott scored England’s second goal in the 52nd minute after he curled home a brilliant freekick.
With 80 minutes on the clock, Elliott scored his second of the night with a beautiful chip over the goalkeeper after being played through by Morton.
Elliott was reportedly booed again when the stadium announcer confirmed the 20-year-old as England’s scorer for a second time.
After the match, England boss Lee Carsley said: “I think when you're stood over there and you can't seem to break them down, you just want that first goal.
“When you come up against a low block, a mid-block, a lot of players behind the ball and well-organised, you have to be patient and keep probing.”
He added: “We didn't do enough of that in the first 20 minutes, I thought we were a bit too safe. The idea was that we'd go round them to go through but I don't think we risked the ball enough. We were very accurate with our passing but not enough creation in that last bit and then when we got the first goal there was a different level in our creation and putting our foot on the gas.”
On the back of their win, England are currently second in their qualifying ground, three points behind leaders Ukraine.