England Underneath-21s Prolong Unbeaten Euros Qualification File With Andorra Victory
Regardless of having already certified for subsequent 12 months’s European Underneath-21 Championships, England stored their foot on the gasoline pedal with a 3-1 victory over Andorra at Molineux.
Aidy Boothroyd’s prices got here into the sport with three wins and a draw to their identify – with their solely dropped factors coming in October’s shock 3-3 draw with Friday’s opponents – and the Younger Lions took the chance to actual some revenge.
A dominant England took the lead after 27 minutes as Liverpool’s Curtis Jones fired residence from shut vary following a cross from Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, however Andorra snatched a manner again into the sport shortly earlier than the break when Conor Gallagher gave away a penalty which Christian Garcia tucked residence. The trouble was Andorra’s solely shot on course within the first 45 minutes.
It did not take England lengthy to get their lead again. 4 minutes after the interval, Watford’s Ben Wilmot rose highest and snuck in entrance of the goalkeeper to move residence from a Dwight McNeil nook.
Any hopes of one other Andorran comeback have been extinguished shortly after the hour mark after Sheffield United’s Rhian Brewster was hauled down within the penalty space. Hudson-Odoi stepped as much as convert the following penalty, capping off a positive particular person efficiency with a much-deserved purpose.
With the end result now a formality, Boothroyd took the chance handy out a few debuts to a few of his new faces. Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala, who can also be eligible to characterize Germany, was launched halfway by means of the half, with Derby County left-back Lee Buchanan additionally incomes his first cap late on.
Subsequent up for England’s Younger Lions is a gathering with Albania on Tuesday, with Boothroyd’s facet overwhelming favourites to maintain their good type going.
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