VIDEO: Tottenham starlet Harry Kane misses sitter as England dumped out by Egypt

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He may have been the hero against Chile; but he was certainly the villain tonight.

As if English football could not get any worse our under-20 side have gone and matched the success of our under-21’s; by being tossed aside at the Group Stage of a major international tournament.

On paper England should have breezed through to the next round with Chile, Egypt and Iraq their opposition but despite the presence of young stars such as Ross Barkley, Alex Pritchard and Eric Dier they are out; without even winning a game.

After a 2-2 draw with Iraq and a 1-1 stalemate with Chile they faced Egypt on Saturday night with a victory on the agenda.

But Peter Taylor’s side were defeated 2-0.

The first goal came as Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan cut in from the left and bent the ball past Manchester United stopper Sam Johnstone.

The tie was then put to bed in the 90th minute when an England team which had most of their players in the attacking half of the pitch found themselves outnumbered at the back; and Ahmed Hassan Koka curled the ball into the back of the net.

But wedged between the goals was the chance England had at possibly pulling themselves back into the game.

And that chance fell to Harry Kane.

After some good work out on the left-hand side by Ross Barkley the ball was whipped in to the box; and the Tottenham Hotspur youngster had what seemed an easy header to pull England level.

The fact he put the header straight at the goalkeeper was one thing but his shambolic attempt at putting the rebound away just summed up England’s helpless campaign.

It is a shame for Kane, who in general has had a decent tournament which included grabbing the equaliser against Chile in the previous match.

But we think he might remember this miss far longer than that…

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