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VIDEO: Everton star Ryan Ledson scores 35-yard free-kick for England

Everton midfielder Ryan Ledson stunned supporters when he whipped in a free-kick from 35-yards, but did he mean it?

Ryan Ledson captained England Under-18s to a dominant 4-1 win over Poland, scoring arguably the goal of the game in the process.

The Everton youngster, who has previously compared himself to Frank Lampard, put England 2-1 up early into the second-half with a whipped free-kick. He 'cleverly' disguised the shot as a cross and left the hapless Poland keeper waving at air as the ball looped over him in almost perfect fashion. 

It was the 17-year-old's first goal for the England Under-18s in what was his fourth appearance at the level following promotion from the Under-17 squad in the summer. 

Poland scored a stunner of their own put them 1-0 up mid-way into the first-half, however, their lead didn't last for long. 

Dominic Solanke showed fantastic anticipation, pace and precision finishing to give England the equaliser before Ledson made his mark on the game with his free-kick. 

A penalty and a long-range effort from Liverpool attacker Sheyi Ojo shored up the result for England, in a game in which they comfortably cruised to victory after a tricky start. 

Ledson, who was close to making his first-team debut last season, will hope the goal will start a chain reaction and he can add more to his game at international level in order to boost his reputation even further. 

As the long-standing captain of the England Under-17 side, now the Under-18s, he obviously has a fantastic attitude and acts as an inspiration to his teammates to look up to.

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