Under-17 World Cup: Curtis Anderson seals England’s penalty win over Japan

• Manchester City keeper saves and scores penalty in last-16 victory
• England through to face United States on Saturday in quarter-finals

Manchester City goalkeeper Curtis Anderson was the hero for England as they booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Under-17 World Cup in India after beating Japan 5-3 on penalties.

Having failed to find a breakthrough during normal time despite controlling most of the match in Kolkata, the first five penalties were all converted to give England a 3-2 lead before Anderson saved from Japan’s Hinata Kida. The 17-year-old then stepped up to make it 4-2 before Crystal Palace’s Nya Kirby ensured Mark Cooper’s side will face USA in the last eight in Goa on Saturday.

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