England U17s suffered a shock exit from the World Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Uzbekistan who were helped in the final minutes by their coach.

Ryan Garry's side had finished top of Group C, prior to their round of 16 clash against the Asian nation on Wednesday (November 22). After going a goal behind in the opening four minutes, Manchester City's Joel Ndala levelled the scores.

However, it was Uzbekistan who got the winning goal through a sumptuous free-kick converted Laziz Mirzaev. With 13 minutes of added time, England chased an equaliser. And with not long left on the clock, Uzbekistan manager Jamoliddin Rakhmatullaev found himself at the centre of the action after booting the ball clear when the Three Lions attempted to take a quick throw in.

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The manager was swiftly shown a red card for his antics but it wasn't long before he was celebrating after his side booked their place in the quarter-finals of the tournament. Fans on social media had differing views on Rakhmatullaev's time-wasting tactics with one X user writing: "The Uzbekistan coach got guts".

Another fan didn't share the same view commenting: "That was stupid by Uzbekistan's coach" while an England supporter couldn't help but pay respect to his actions as they said: "Even as an England fan, I respect the s***housery in all honesty".

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Uzbekistan defeated England 2-1 in the Under 17 World Cup
Jamoliddin Rakhmatullaev was sent his marching orders after kicking the ball out in stoppage time
Uzbekistan's victory was a huge upset
He celebrated with his players in the dressing room

Garry admitted his side didn't perform at their best and rued their missed chances in the game. "I think we were below our level, to be honest. We had a lot of the ball and a lot of half chances," he said. "Ultimately, we weren't clinical enough in both boxes. I was very disappointed with the first goal - we have to learn from that.

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"We have had four really good games. The finer details count at this level and I think we have learned that." He insisted his young players will learn from the experience. "I'm bitterly disappointed for the group, but the long-term objective is to make sure these boys are ready for the senior team and the older age groups.

"I'm sure there will be a lot of lessons learned, not just from this game, but the group stage as well."