Tottenham Hotspur pair Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters help England through

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Josh Onomah in training for England (pic: Mike Egerton/PA Images).

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Josh Onomah in training for England (pic: Mike Egerton/PA Images). - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Three Lions have reached quarter-finals of under-20 World Cup for first time since 1993

Tottenham Hotspur duo Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters helped England reach the quarter-finals of the under-20 World Cup yesterday.

The Spurs pair both started the Three Lions game in South Korea and played their part as they defeated Costa Rica 2-1.

Londoner Ademola Lookman scored twice for England to help them progress from the last-16 tie.

Costa Rica pulled one back a minute from time, but Paul Simpson’s team held on to book a spot in the quarter-finals.

This is the first time England have reached the last eight of the competition since 1993, when they finished third overall.

Walker-Peters played the whole match against Costa Rica, but Onomah was replaced with quarter of an hour remaining.

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Onomah started England’s first Group A match with Argentina, which ended 3-0 to the Three Lions.

Tottenham team-mate Walker-Peters was an unused substitute during the opener and both Spurs players remained on the bench during the 1-1 draw with Guinea.

Walker-Peters and Onomah played the whole match against South Korea, however, and appeared to have cemented their spot in Simpson’s team.

Both will hope to start Monday’s quarter-final tie with Mexico now and help England achieve more success in the Far East.

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