Slovenia U21 2-2 England U21: Lee Carsley's side let two-goal lead slip in Euro qualifier

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Conor Gallagher gave England the perfect beginning

England Under-21s lost a lead of two goals to Slovenia, who fought back to claim a point in their European Championship qualifier at Celje.

Early on, the Young Lions were dominant with Conor Gallagher scoring within 15 minutes and Cole Palmer scoring within 15.

Mark Spanring was penalized for a Palmer error, and the hosts were able to equalize when Dusan Stojinovic lobbed in from a corner.

England is third in Group G behind Albania and the Czech Republic.

Lee Carsley's team won a comfortable win against Kosovo in September, but their second-half performance was disappointing.

Oliver Skipp's brilliant run and pass gave rise to the opener. Gallagher followed up to find the bottom corner after Rhian Brawster fell while attempting to score.

England's second saw Palmer calmly manage the ball and wrangle a left-foot curling effort into the corner.

The Manchester City midfielder was penalized for overplaying on the edge his own box after the break. An unmarked Stojinovic completed this comeback.

England's Under-21s haven't lost a European qualifier in the last year since November 2011, and this latest result has extended their unbeaten streak to 47 games.