Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates.
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Everton striker fires England to first World Cup success at any level since 1966

Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the only goal of the game, before Newcastle’s Freddie Woodman saved a penalty.

ENGLAND HAVE BEEN crowned U20 World Cup winners following a 1-0 victory over Venezuela in Suwon, South Korea.

Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin grabbed the only goal of the game in the 35th minute, as he reacted sharply to seeing an initial effort stopped to roll into the back of the net.

Paul Simpson’s side held firm from that point, but only after surviving a second-half scare.

Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman helped to get the Young Lions over the line as he kept out a penalty from Penaranda — after technology had been used to confirm the awarding of a spot-kick.

England are now toasting their first success in a Fifa-recognised tournament since Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup on home soil in 1966.

Despite being held to a draw by Guinea, England topped their group thanks to wins over Argentina and hosts South Korea. They overcame Costa Rica, Mexico and Italy in the knockout stages en route to the final.

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