DWIGHT McNeil was a part of the England Under 20s side who were beaten 3-2 by Portugal on Tuesday night.

This result means Paul Simpson's Young Lions are out of the Toulon Tournament as they lost their opening match 2-1 against Japan - who overcame Chile 6-1 earlier on Tuesday.

McNeil won his fourth cap in the Portugal game and will look to make that five when the Young Lions finish their group campaign against Chile tomorrow.

The Burnley winger started the game in the left of midfield position we are accustomed to seeing him in.

No other player in Simpson's starting line-up could rival McNeil in terms of Premier League appearances this season and that experience showed at times.

McNeil played to the style that Burnley fans are so used to with him attacking the full back and looking to get a cross in to the box.

He created the opening goal for Eddie Nketiah in the eighth minute as the Burnley teenager's cross was deflected off the bar by Nketiah, only for the Josh Sims' follow up shot to be rebounded in to the back of the net by the Arsenal man.

Portugal bounced back when Marcos Nascimento equalised midway through the first half as he caught out Ryan Schofield in the England goal, with the young goalkeeper maybe expecting a cross.

The young Portugal side took the lead in the last five minutes of the first half through Goncalo Cardoso's header past Schofield.

Three minutes later, England found themselves 3-1 down as Felix Correia powered a volley in to the Young Lions' goal.

McNeil was substituted after 58 minutes after showing signs of tiredness - which is no surprise after the youngsters excursions with Burnley in the second half of last season.

England pulled a goal back to make it 3-2 with just four minutes remaining in the game through Joe Willock.

Portugal missed the chance to out the game to bed in stoppage time as Trevoh Chalobah was adjudged to have handled in the box - Ellery Balcombe, on for Schofield at half time, saved the spot kick.