Leeds United’s Lewis Cook, now a two-season veteran in the Whites side, has just finished international duty in Spain with the England Under-19 squad.

Already an Under-17 European Championship winner with England, Cook’s presence in the England Under-19 side has helped the young Lions reach the 2016 Euro Finals after a superb 2-0 elite round qualifying win over Spain’s Under-19s.

The win over an impressive Spanish side was the culmination of three Elite Round Qualifiers held in Spain in which only the top team of four going through to the Finals in Germany. England’s victory over their hosts and current Under-19 European champions Spain came after the Young Lions defeated Georgia and drew with Greece last week.

Leeds’ Lewis Cook couldn’t contain his delight and put out the following Tweet to celebrate that is linked to the following Instagram post.


Buzzing with the win against Spain, qualified for the euros! 😝⚽️

A photo posted by lewiscook_ (@lewiscook_) on

England’s two goals, that guaranteed progression to the actual finals, came via Tottenham Hotspur young midfielder Josh Onomah who latched onto a through ball by Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham to put England ahead in the 6th minute. The second, and ultimately final, England goal was scored by free-scoring Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong who is currently leding the line at League One side Coventry City, Armstrong tucking his effort away in the 66th minute of the game.

With European Championship qualification now behind him, Lewis Cook returns to domestic duties with Leeds United and preparation for their upcoming game against Rotherham United where the Whites will be looking to bounce back from the 4-1 Elland Road defeat at the hands of Huddersfield Town.

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