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Harvey Elliott squares up to 6ft 4in Serbian player and then wows with goal to rub it in

Harvey Elliott squares up to a 6ft 4in Serbian player and then wows with a goal to rub it in to help England U21s to a 3-0 win.

The Liverpool player took pleasure in goading his opponents on Saturday night, having the last laugh at the TSC Arena.

Elliott, 20, clashed with Petar Ratkov with the game on the verge of half time, with the Young Lions winning 2-0.

But despite standing looking up at Ratkov, he didn’t let height get the better for him, before the referee and fellow teammates swooped in to separate the pair.

Footage shows Elliott going on to even mocked his with facial expressions and pointing his finger at Ratkov, then netted from 25 yards out less than 10 minutes into the second half.

England U21s have now win of four games for the Euro 21 qualifying, and are three points clear of Serbia in second, but there is still work to be done if Lee Carsley’s side want to finish on top.

They are still three points behind leaders Ukraine, who have won all of their games, and if anything is going to help them, it’s the form England are in having netted 17 times including a 9-1 win against Serbia in the reverse fixture in October.

Elliott netted twice for that fixture, and had three to his name in total across both matches between the two sides.

He was also the captain in their 3-2 defeat against Ukraine last month, Leeds’ Charlie Cresswell thought he snatched a draw in the 89th minute, only for Ukraine to grab a winner on 94 minutes through Illya Kvasnytsya.

England (4-3-3): 1 James Trafford (Burnley), 2 Tino Livramento (Newcastle United), 3 Bashir Humphreys (Swansea City on loan from Chelsea), 4 Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), 5 Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Southampton on loan from Manchester City), 6 Hayden Hackney (Middlesbrough), 7 Jaden Philogene-Bidace (Hull City), 9 Liam Delap (Hull City on loan from Manchester City), 10 James McAtee (Sheffield United on loan from Manchester City), 11 Noni Madueke (Chelsea), 19 Harvey Elliott (Liverpool)

Substitutes: 20 Jay Stansfield (Birmingham City on loan from Fulham) for Delap 67’, 21 Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (Borussia Dortmund) for Philogene-Bidace 67’, 14 Tyler Morton (Hull City on loan from Liverpool) for McAtee 74’, 16 Jarrell Quansah (Liverpool) for Branthwaite 82’, 23 Josh Wilson-Esbrand (Reims on loan from Manchester City) for Humphreys 82’

Subs not used: 12 Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Millwall on loan from Arsenal), 13 Matthew Cox (Bristol Rovers on loan from Brentford), 15 Charlie Cresswell (Leeds United), 17 Samuel Iling-Junior (Juventus)

Goals: McAtee 5’ 19’, Elliott 55’

Cautions: Delap

Head coach: Lee Carsley

Serbia (5-3-2): 3 Mihajlo Ilic, 6 Aleksa Matic, 7 Stefan Mitrovic, 11 Vladimir Lucic, 13 Stefan Lekovic, 14 Uros Lazic, 16 Mateja Djordjevic, 19 Nikola Petkovic, 20 Nikola Stankovic, 21 Petar Ratkov, 23 Veljko Ilic

Substitutes: 8 Mihailo Stevanovic for Stankovic 58’, 10 Uros Kabic for Matic 58’ 4 David Petrovic for N Petrovic, 22 Milos Lukovic for Lucic, 18 Samed Bazdar for Ratkov

Subs not used: 5 Uros Drezgic, 9 Marko Lazetic, 12 Andrija Katic, 15 Nemanja Dekovic,

Cautions: Ratkov


This is how fans reacted on Twitter as Harvey Elliott squares up to a 6ft 4in Serbian player and then wows with a goal to rub it in…

@christabel_fosu: The last part of tho 😭😭😭

@EFCAL1878: Hahahhaha he d get thrown round like a rag doll the little beaut

@higboss4: That lad would fold Harvey Elliot inside out

@bainespne: Little nobhead would get his arae handed to him in street if they met after game.

@SeanyyJames: Football has created a situation whereby a perm headed, short arse from Surrey thinks he can square up and run his mouth to a 6ft+ Balkan without consequence. Sad times

@JoshMUFC951: Can’t stand this little rat. Hope he does his ACL, comes back a year later and does another ACL

@bennetta46: No one I hate more than this little prick

@Danny1867: He’s growing on me, need more gobshite bastards in the international scene

@jamierogan91: Massive helmet. Made for Liverpool

@afcPat415: Gives it the big one the second they get separated and there are loads of teammates around. Annoying overrated little gimp.

@j_yidz3: Such a shame matey never had a chance to drop that little rat

@Lea_EFC: The self control from the Serbian player was immense. Imagine seeing that curly mop flapping around in front of your face like that and not slapping it.

@ttjck5: How’s he doing that to a big Serb 🤣🤣

@LFC_ERYAN: I better see this next Saturday every 50/50 every challenge just giving it to them Mancs it’s war to me

@Semajtb_: Guys embarrassing

@TaintlessRed: Harvey’s smirk, wiggle and finger wag is killing me 😂

@CameronLFC04: What the fuck has nunez been doing to our lads 😂😂😂

@shadadzai: so easy to look like a hard man on the pitch when they know nothing can actually physically be done to you. FIFA should look to implement hockey style 1v1 fights

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