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Summary

  1. England will play in Tuesday's semi-finals
  2. Into last four for first time since 2009
  3. Will not know opponents until Saturday
  4. FT: Slovakia 3-0 Sweden

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Good night

Job done from England then. into the last four, and who knows after that?

See you all on Tuesday night?

'We controlled the game'

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

England Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd: "It's a great moment. After the first game which was a draw it was doom and gloom but we have a good group here and got the two wins that we needed. It was a high-pressure game, if we hadn't won then we would be out.

"We carried out the game plan to a t. We controlled the game and played really well. There were a few nervy moments.

"Demarai Gray was terrific. He worked his socks off. It is a squad game and one of the hardest things is keeping the lads who aren't playing motivated. But it is a good group, I'm really pleased.

"I'm hoping it won't be a Pyrrhic victory. Redmond and Chalobah were both injured. They have both been massive players for us. Nathaniel has a groin problem and we didn't want to make it worse. They will both be assessed in the morning."

England manager Aidy Boothroyd
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Semi-final plans

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Big game, big name.

We are jetting in Terry Butcher to join Ian Dennis in Tychy for Tuesday night's semi-final and you will be able to hear full commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Full details to follow in due course.

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Rather than making a senior England cap, surely a better question is how many will get a chance, an extended chance not one League Cup game, in a top 10 Premier League side?

Colin in Hemel Hempstead

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Paul Simpson

England Under-20 manager in Poland for 5 live

I think they will be delighted to get to the semis but hopefully they can make one more step - the ability is there and hopefully they can get to another final.

Aidy Boothroyd
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'The job's not over'

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

England Under-21 forward Demarai Gray: "It's good to progress but the job's not over, we are focussed on the semi-finals.

"We needed to settle the nerves and the early goal did that, and then we killed it in the second half. I want to score goals and create goals, especially at a big tournament.

"I want to play every game and my opportunity came today. Hopefully I did enough to keep my place in the team but we are a good group of lads and everyone is ready.

"Can we go further? Why not? We will cause any team problems."

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

England could end up playing Germany in the semi-final. Oh yes, lovely stuff..

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Paul Simpson

England Under-20 manager in Poland for 5 live

We know there is a challenge for the lads to get a chance in their club sides. They have to show that they are good enough.

Playing in the first team is the only way they are going to really develop. But they have shown that they are really intelligent footballers - they really understand the tactical side of the game and we are working on it all the time.

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Are England fans starting to see the benefits of St George's Park?

'Trying to get an identity'

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Paul Simpson

England Under-20 manager in Poland for 5 live

We are trying to get an identity to the way we want England to play - you have to give credit to people in the higher positions at St George's Park - they have a plan and we are trying to grow things.

There are a lot of good things going on. But we have to keep going and keep our identity.

We want the players to recognise how to play out from the back, that there are different ways to do that. The space tonight was in the full-back areas because Poland pressed high. Jordan Pickford has the technical ability to do that and that is how the first goal came tonight.

Lewis Baker
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Who next?

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

England have to wait to find out who their semi-final opponent will be, with Groups B and C still to be completed.

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Andy Holt: why do people expect *all* u20, u21 players etc to make the full national team? just by sheer weight of numbers it cannot work

Charles Fairweather: Oh no, in living memory every time England have played on my birthday (27th June) they have lost. Sorry u21s

The semi final is indeed on Tuesday night, 27 June

'A top, top performance'

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Paul Simpson

England Under-20 manager in Poland for 5 live

That is a top, top performance from the first whistle. They did everything Aidy would have wanted. It wasn't done by lumping it forwards, it was controlled possession while also being a real threat from set pieces.

Aidy Boothroyd applauds
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FULL-TIME

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

England into the last four. A very fine performance.

FULL-TIME

Slovakia U21 3-0 Sweden U21

A thumping win for Slovakia, who now must wait for a few days to find out if they are through as the best runners-up.

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England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Paul Simpson

England Under-20 manager in Poland for 5 live

I cannot remember a save that Jordan Pickford has had to make - and that is credit to the whole team.

I think it shows the depth of the squad with Will Hughes on for Nathaniel Chalobah and Jacob Murphy replacing Nathan Redmond and no real difference to the performance.

It is has been a full performance - they have defended well and played good football.

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

England could have had a hatful in the second half. Lewis Baker is in again, tries to go around the goalkeeper but is tackled.

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Almost four! Jacob Murphy controls a ball over the top superbly and feeds the ball across the goalmouth, Lewis Baker comes sliding in but can't quite get there.

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Almost there...

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Simon Adepetun: wouldn't want to be a youth football team manager right now with all the talent in the U21 U20 U17 what a headache it must be

Christian Evans: Excellent win for England but how many of these will make the senior side? About three when it should be higher

Who are the three?

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Still the home fans sing, chant and jump around. Superb support, if not a superb performance from Poland.

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Lewis Baker took a free kick with his left foot and scored a pen with his right #talent

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'We've put down a marker'

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Paul Simpson

England Under-20 manager in Poland for 5 live

That was a definite penalty - he clipped Tammy Abraham's heels.

I do not think anybody can argue with this result, this performance, they thoroughly deserve to be 3-0 up - now we have just got to keep the ball, let's see if we can get them chasing and conserve some energy.

We have put ourselves in a tremendous position.

This performance puts a marker down and shows what we are all about - we are not just here to make up the numbers, we are into the semi-final. And we can go on and get even stronger.

Lewis Baker of England
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CLOSE!

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

A brilliant touch from Demarai Gray takes him away from a defender, he drives into the area and could score a really superb goal - but drags the shot wide...

England U21 3-0 Poland U21

England are heading into the last four and have done so with an impressive performance here tonight. They have got better with each game. Who knows from here?

They will play on Tuesday night.

GOAL - England U21 3-0 Poland U21

Lewis Baker (Pen)

Into the net, and into the last four! Lewis Baker wins the argument to take the penalty ahead of Tammy Abraham and slams the kick low into the corner.

Keeper Jakub Wrabel gets a hand on to it but he can't stop it.

Lewis Baker celebrates
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RED CARD

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Jan Bednarek is off, a second yellow for tripping Abraham...

PENALTY ENGLAND

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Tammy Abraham is tripped - penalty!

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Paul Simpson

England Under-20 manager in Poland for 5 live

The Poland keeper - Jakub Wrabel - looked strong in the warm-up and has made five or six really strong saves. He has a strong hand and when he cannot hold the ball he has pushed it away from the danger area very well.

CLOSE!

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Great chance! Lewis Baker takes the free-kick, left-footed, he snakes it around the wall, the keeper beats it clear and Tammy Abraham heads the loose ball over the top!

It came to him at real pace and at a tricky height. But a real chance for the big man.

The Polish fans, by the way, have been tremendous. They are still at full volume.

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Reece: How good does the future of English football look right now with the u-20 and u-21 playing this well

Richard Cohen: Kept saying all last season that Jordan Pickford was utterly mediocre. As an Everton fan, seen scarily little to change my mind

YELLOW CARD

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Some frustration is creeping into the Poland ranks. Jaroslaw Jach is booked for a foul on Tammy Abraham and referee Harald Lechner has to square up to someone. Dissent.

Free-kick in a good spot. James Ward-Prowse would fancy this.

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Jacob 'impact' Murphy does well again, skipping by his full-back and putting in a dangerous cross, Tammy Abraham's eyes light up - but no, he had just run the ball out of play.

Aidy Boothroyd
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'Bags of potential'

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Paul Simpson

England Under-20 manager in Poland for 5 live

The first half we created more opportunities, but in the second half we have been more controlled with the ball.

I'm looking forward to seeing Tammy Abraham - he is a real goalscorer, hopefully he can go on and get one. He has got bags of potential.

Slovakia on course

Slovakia U21 3-0 Sweden U21

Lubomir Satka has put Slovakia three up against Sweden, who are going home with barely a whimper.

Slovakia are going to finish with six points and have a chance of taking that sole runners-up spot in the semis. They will have to wait.

England are winning the group though.

CLOSE!

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Ooof that is close! Przemyslaw Frankowski whistles a shot wide from the angle. Great hit, it beat Jordan Pickford but flies past the far post.

SUBSTITUTION

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

A gamble? England do send on Tammy Abraham, a change in focus in attack. And it's captain James Ward-Prowse who comes off.

Poland's Dawid Kownacki has pinged his hamstring and comes off.

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Aidy Boothroyd said before kick-off that a threat on the counter is what he was aiming for by playing Demarai Gray up front. Perfectly illustrated.

Boothroyd has had a good game and a half. Every decision he has made has come off. Jacob Murphy has now picked up an assist and a goal from the bench in the last two games.

'No more than we deserve'

England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Paul Simpson

England Under-20 manager in Poland for 5 live

What a goal that was. Fantastic defending by Chambers. Calm as you like, composure to take a touch and then clear his lines and then an excellent break. It is no more than we deserve.

Jacob Murphy scores
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GOAL - England U21 2-0 Poland U21

Jacob Murphy

Breathing space! England get a second goal in clinical fashion on the break. Poland are attacking, Calum Chambers clears and from the minute Lewis Baker sends Demarai Gray away down the left, Poland are in big trouble.

The Leicester man gets his head down, races clear and then lays it on a plate for Jacob Murphy to tap home. The substitute scores. England into the last four?

Jacob Murphy
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