By Our Correspondent
Morgan Gibbs-White insists England Under-21s “still have loads of work to do” after helping the Young Lions to their first European Championship final since 2009.
The Nottingham Forest midfielder opened the scoring in the 42nd minute with a looping header from Cole Palmer’s cross, having missed an earlier penalty.
Manchester City forward Palmer then tucked the ball in at the back post from an Emile Smith Rowe ball across the box to double the lead.
The excellent Palmer then exchanged passes with substitute Cameron Archer who made sure of the win as he smashed in England’s third.
The Young Lions, who are yet to concede a goal in the tournament, will play Spain in Saturday’s final, as they look to win the competition for the first time since 1984.
“It’s hard to put into words,” said Gibbs-White.
“We’ve been working for the past two years just to get to this moment. It’s not an achievement yet, we still have loads of work to do.
“I feel like we have a good together team and the right team that can go all the way.”
England should have been ahead in the 17th minute after a hectic few seconds of play. Smith Rowe had a shot cleared off the line and then an effort turned onto the post just a few seconds later.
Newcastle’s Anthony Gordon was then brought down by Karm Jaber for a penalty but Gibbs-White placed the spot kick well wide of the right-hand post.
Lee Carsley’s men continued to press and, after a dangerous ball by Palmer just evaded everyone, Gibbs-White’s header finally gave England a deserved lead just before the break.
Israel’s main threat came from set-pieces and Jaber fired well over when well placed in the box from a corner.