UK Cypriot Marcus Edwards stars for Sporting Lisbon against Tottenham

It was a notable night for Edwards, who lined up against the club that let him go in 2019 – after he had only made only one first team appearance. 
Owen Hargreaves tips Marcus Edwards for an England call-up after he almost scored an amazing goal against Tottenham.

Marcus Edwards is the son of Darren and Androulla who is of Cypriot origin he is London born and bred in Camden and attended Winchmore Hill School and has represented England at Under-16, Under-17 Under 18 and under 20 levels and is a former Tottenham player.

London-born Edwards was capped 49 times by England at youth level and was part of the under-19 side that won the European Championships in 2017. 

He left Spurs in 2019 to sign for Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes and 20 goals in 85 appearances earned him a move to Sporting in January of this year. 

The attacking star has scored three goals in seven appearances so far this season, including one against Eintracht Frankfurt in the first round of Champions League matches. 

Marcus starred in a false nine role for Sporting and almost opened the scoring just before half-time with an incredible solo goal. 

Sporting Lisbon scored two late goals against Tottenham Hotspur as they condemned Antonio Conte’s men to their first defeat of the 2022/23 campaign.

It looked like Spurs would be held to a goalless draw in Portugal but they were punished for their poor performance late on against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League group stages.

Paulinho headed the ball home from a corner to make it 1-0 before Arthur Gomes dribbled into the box and scored to put the hosts top of Group D with two wins in two games.