Leah Williamson

Leah Williamson scores penalty in bizarre 18 second replay to take England U19s to Euro finals!

Leah Williamson showed tremendous strength of character to score penalty during 18 second replay to secure England’s place at this summer’s U-19 Euros Finals in Israel.

The controversial decision to replay the last seconds of the match against Norway came about due to a refereeing error at the end of the match. German referee Marija Kurtes disallowed Leah Williamson’s spot-kick for encroachment during Saturday’s match. But she wrongly gave Norway a free-kick instead of ordering a penalty retake.

Video: England Women’s U19s controversial penalty decision

Whatever your thoughts on the decision to retake the penalty, you have to show admiration to Arsenal Ladies midfielder Leah Williamson who was at the centre of attention and had to cope with the pressure of knowing her penalty kick would be the deciding factor as to whether England advance to the finals or not!

Video: Leah Williamson scores dramatic retaken penalty

England join Spain, Sweden, France, Germany, Norway, Denmark and hosts Israel in the U-19 final tournament! Finals from 15th to 27th July 2015.

Take a look at all the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship Elite round results.

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