Mehmet ends on a high

Deniz Mehmet finished the UEFA European Under-17 Championship with a clean sheet after Turkey beat England by a single goal in the German town of Gotha.

The 16-year-old Academy goalkeeper was the hero for Abdullah Ercan's side, who went into the match with nothing to play for but pride after losing their first two matches.

Mehmet was called into action with the first attack of the game and he showed good positioning to collect a looping header from Arsenal's Benik Afobe. He was busy once more shortly afterwards when he had to be alert to tip an over-hit cross over the crossbar.

England, knowing they needed a win to stand any chance of progressing in the tournament, continued to press after the break, but Mehmet once again denied them when he showed good handling to hold a shot from Reading's Jacob Walcott when under pressure shortly after the re-start.

Defeat at the Volksparkstadion meant England do not progress to the semi-finals of the competition and lose any chance of securing a place at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Nigeria in October.