James Trafford’s incredible double penalty save to secure the Euro u21 trophy for England

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England have won the U21 European Championships, beating five-time winners Spain in the final.

The Young Lions are European champions at last, ending a 39-year-wait by beating Spain 1-0 in the final.

England squeezed themselves ahead in stoppage time as Palmer’s free-kick ended up in the back of the net after a wicked deflection off Jones’ back which, somehow, sparked a touchline brawl between the two benches. Red cards were shown to coaches Ashley Cole and Carlos Rivera to bring the half to a close.

England have a new hero in James Trafford, who made an extraordinary double penalty save to deny Spain in the final minute of stoppage time.

Spain were given a lifeline, as Abel Ruiz went down in the penalty area under challenge from Levi Colwill and the referee was advised to go over to the monitor. He soon pointed to the spot, with Ruiz stepping up to the plate in the 98th minute of stoppage time.

However, Manchester City goalkeeper Trafford was equal to the task, leaping to his right-hand side to deny Ruiz before saving the follow-up shot from Darian Males with his feet.

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