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Morning Leeds-in for 27 May: Tom Pearce makes England U21 debut in 2-1 win over China in France

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England Training & Press Conference Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Tom Pearce made his England U21 debut yesterday as England beat China 2-1.

Ronaldo Vieira stayed on the bench for the Three Lions as England won their opening match of the Toulon Tournament.

Pearce came in during the second half of the match in the 67th minute. Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham scored the winning goal for England in the 89th minute after China was reduced to 10 men earlier in the match.

Hopefully Vieira gets some match time on Tuesday, when England take on Mexico in the Toulon Tournament.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Season grade for Gjanni Alioski. [Through It All Together]

Season grade for Laurens De Bock. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win their third title in a row. []

Liverpool’s Mo Salah is now doubtful to play in the World Cup for Egypt after his injury during the Champions League final. [The Independent]

Frank Lampard is in talks to take over the manager’s position at Derby County. []

Fulham beat Aston Villa to return to the Premier League. [Sky Sports]

World Football Links

Mexico, who England will face on Monday, beat Qatar 4-1 in the Toulon Tournament. [FMF State of Mind]

The Philadelphia Union missed a penalty as they drew 0-0 with the New York Red Bulls. [Brotherly Game]

Football often doesn’t have happy stories, but the return of Parma to Serie A is a rare one. []