09/05/2021 at 8:22 PM CEST
Almost two months after the painful defeat in the final of the Eurocup, England returned to Wembley to take another step in their qualification for the World Cup in Qatar with a victory at half throttle against Andorra (4-0) in which Jesse Lingard shone a lot, with a double and an assist.
Johnstone; James (Grealish, 62 ‘), Mings, Coady, Trippier; Bellingham (Mount, 62 ‘), Henderson, Alexander-Arnold; Lingard, Bamford (Kane, 62 ‘), Saka.
Gomes; C. Rubio, Llovera, Vales, C. García, San Nicolás (Cervos, 87 ‘); J. Rubio (M. García, 74 ‘), Rebes, L. Clemente (A. Martínez, 74’); Vieira (Lima, 87 ‘), Sánchez (Betriu, 66’).
1-0 M. 18 Lingard. 2-0 M. 72 Kane. 3-0 M. 78 Lingard. 4-0 M. 85 Saka.
Anastasios Papapetrou. TA: Grealish (84 ‘), Mings (87’) / Vales (38 ‘), Rebes (45’), J. Rubio (64 ‘), C. García (72’), Betriu (88 ‘), C. Blond (90 ‘).
Matchday 5. Wembley Stadium. 60,000 viewers.
Gareth Southgate revolutionized with eleven changes, including the entry of goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, the first Championship footballer in three years to play for England, Patrick Bamford, Leeds United’s top scorer, and Jesse Lingard, one of the discarded from the Euro.
The Manchester United player was the first to claim scoring the first of the game three years after his last goal for the national team. He celebrated in the best Christian style and then completed with the English third. In addition, he assisted Saka for the fourth that closed the win for the ‘Three Lions’.
Between Mount and Grealish they created the 2-0 penalty, converted by Kane. The Tottenham forward is already just thirteen points away from equaling Wayne Rooney’s record as the top scorer in the history of England.