England under-17s play host to Russia in a friendly match at the Pirelli Stadium today, with Young Lions boss Steve Cooper fresh off the back of a World Cup win in India with his side.

England manager Steve Cooper and Rhian Brewster
England manager Steve Cooper and Rhian Brewster

It's something a bit different for fans desperate for their football fix as Burton Albion take a Saturday off for the international break - and the Pirelli is decked out in England regalia to suit the occasion.

The Pirelli welcomes the next generation of England talent ahead of next May's European Championships, part of which will be hosted at the home of the Brewers.

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Two in two for the Young Lions

One for Burton Albion fans following today's coverage...

Would certainly agree with this

Russia started brightly, but didn’t see much of the ball after the red card...

Not a bad crowd at the Pirelli this afternoon

80: Full-time!

A spirited fightback from the Young Lions sees them overcome Russia at the Pirelli Stadium thanks to goals from Clinton Mola and Mason Greenwood after a 13-second penalty threatened to scupper the hosts’ plans.

Some standout performances from Curtis Jones, Elijah Dixon-Bonner and Mason Greenwood helped England to battle back from a goal down before Dmitry Marketisov saw red for violent conduct.

Plenty of players to keep an eye on...

80: Three minutes of added time

Can the Young Lions hold out?

78: Chance!

I nearly tempted fate there...

Max Broughton doesn’t deal with the ball, and he’s under pressure.

Okwonko comes out to try and claim it, but Kutovol nicks it past him and squares across the face of goal.

It looks a certain goal - but Vontae Daley-Campbell gets away with what looks like a blatant push on his man...

Phew.

78: England seeing out the game now

40-minute halves, remember...

74: Chance!

Nikita Sharkov fires a free-kick over Okwonko’s bar - a good set-piece opportunity wasted by the Russians...

72: GOAL!

Or not?!

Curtis Jones has the ball in the back of the net, but is ruled offside...

70: Chance!

Aleksei Usanov whips a free-kick in, and it’s very close to an equaliser for the Russians...

67: Russia win a free-kick

Vorotnikov was breaking, and then he goes down under the challenge - he objects to that, though and referee Catalin Gaman gives him a yellow card...

66: Chance!

Kuotovol gets loose in the penalty area and gets his shot away!

Thankfully it is straight at Okwonko...

65: Yellow card for Russia

Danila Prokhin is cautioned.

64: Chance!

There’s a mix-up at the back between Tareq Shibab and goalkeeper Okwonko and Russia are nearly in...

63: England sub

Bobby Duncan is replaced by West Brom’s Rayhaan Tulloch.

60: England deservedly ahead

They’ve controlled the ball since that sending off and threatened numerous times and they have been rewarded...

56: GOAL!

England lead!

Mason Greenwood fires home after creating space for himself on the edge of the box - a fine finish from the Manchester United youngster.

2-1 to the Young Lions.

56: Chance!

Sibley stands it up at the back-post for Max Broughton - but he heads home from point-blank range...

51: Russia make their first change of the afternoon

Daniiar Bikmukhamedov is replaced by Igor Shkolik.

49: GOAL!

England level!

A loose ball breaks to Clinton Mola in the box and he dispatches it with aplomb - the Young Lions are rewarded for their strong start to the second-half.

47: Chance!

Jack Nolan meets a cross at the back post and tries to volley it in, but he fires wide...

You get the sense that the Young Lions are closing in on a goal...

46: Curtis Jones threads a lovely pass through to Bobby Duncan

But he’s flagged offside before he can get his effort away.

What a pass from Jones, though - a perfectly-timed outside-of-the-foot delivery...

44: Greenwood does well

He fashions an opportunity to shoot - but by the time he pulls the trigger he is dispossessed...

42: The Young Lions make two changes

Ethan Laird makes way for Vontae Daley-Campbell, while Luis Binks is replaced by Max Broughton.

41: England kick us off

And they immediately go on the attack, with a smart pass into Bobby Duncan cleared away.

Half-time!

Talk about action-packed...

A penalty inside 13 seconds which was duly dispatched by Maksim Kutovol saw England on the back foot instantly.

The Young Lions grew into the game, though and created some good openings before Dmitry Marketisov clashed with Louis Sibley off the ball.

We’ll find out what the second-half has in store very soon, and hopefully England can get back in the game...

40: Two minutes of added time...

You heard that right - must be playing two 40 minute halves...

39: It looked like an elbow was thrown in the direction of Sibley

Now Russia have only themselves to blame if England step it up a gear...

35: RED CARD!

Russia are down to 10 men!

Dmitry Markitesov is sent off for clashing with Louis Sibley off the ball!