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Leeds midfielder Lewis Cook sets up winner for England U19s

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The Leeds United youngster was in fine form for his country this weekend.

Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook played a vital role in England under-19s’ victory against their Finnish counterparts on Saturday.

England had Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to thank for their 1-0 victory against Finland, but Cook played the through ball on what was an awful pitch.

Due to a deluge of rain the field was sodden and the play was understandably affected, but Cook showed composure and vision to pounce on a poor pass and instantly slide the ball through for Abraham to calmly finish.

The victory means the young English side have now reached the Elite Qualifying Round for the UEFA European U19 Championships and Cook will no doubt be hoping to reach the prestigious tournament in due course.

Cook has played eight matches for Leeds so far this season, seeing his campaign interrupted by a three-match suspension following his red card against Doncaster Rovers in the Capital One Cup.

Given his age, his form was always going to dip at times and he – along with some of his fellow Leeds players – are suffering from a blip they will be hoping they can put behind them when they return to domestic matters next weekend.

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