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November 19, 2013 6:00 PM GMT
Greenhous Meadow — Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Referee:‬ G. Jónsson‎
Attendance:‬ 9264‎
 
 
 
 
 
42′ Thomas Ince
 
 
 
 
78′ Will Hughes
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: England Under-21s 9-0 San Marino Under-21s

Five goals in the first half saw the Young Lions take a comfortable lead into the break and the rout was completed with a further four in the second at the Greenhous Meadow

By Tom Davis at Greenhous Meadow

  • Jack Butland
    3
    1
    2.50

    Jack Butland

    England's captain in goal but did not have a save to make in the first half and was taken off at half-time having not touched the ball.

  • Carl Jenkinson
    10
    2
    3.50

    Carl Jenkinson

    Provided a good balance to the dynamism of Ince going forward and his positioning was always strong. Hit a driven shot across the goal for the eighth.

  • Jack Robinson
    5
    5
    2.50

    Jack Robinson

    Picked ahead of Luke Shaw at left-back but did not get forward as much as the Southampton man tends to do.

  • John Stones
    2
    1
    2.50

    John Stones

    Paired to the left of Keane but did nott come deep enough to defend against Bernardi when needed and lost in the air.

  • Jesse Lingard
    8
    1
    3.00

    Jesse Lingard

    The on-loan Birmingham City star was chosen in a role ahead of the in-form Ravel Morrison and was comfortable runing directly through the centre.

  • James Ward-Prowse
    10
    1
    4.00

    James Ward-Prowse

    His set-piece delivery was noted as key in Southgate's programme notes and he used it to score the fourth, this time direct into the net with a stunning free kick.

  • Raheem Sterling
    15
    4
    4.50

    Raheem Sterling

    Looked lively on the left and plundered a goal for his effort as he bundled the ball into the net after seeing his initial shot blocked.

  • Thomas Ince
    17
    3
    4.50

    Thomas Ince Top of the Match

    Tricky wide on the right, starting early on by providing the assist for the opening goal and scoring the fifth after Ings pulled the ball across the goalmouth.

  • Will Hughes
    13
    1
    3.50

    Will Hughes

    The hotly tipped Derby County midfielder was one of five changes and hit the first attempt on goal just wide of the post. Hit a fine strike from distance to wrap up the scoring.

  • Daniel William Ings
    8
    2
    4.50

    Daniel William Ings

    The Burnley striker was given the nod ahead of Zaha in an attacking role with Saido Berahino suspended. Cushioned in a header for the third and then added the sixth.

  • William Keane
    6
    1
    3.00

    William Keane

    The defender scored the opening goal with a header from a corner after a delivery from Ince into the box.

Substitutions

  • Jonathan Bond
    1
    1
    2.50

    Jonathan Bond

    Replaced Butland in goal at half-time but, like the Stoke goalkeeper, he had little to do and did not touch the ball.

  • Eric Dier
    1
    1
    2.50

    Eric Dier

    Came on for Stones with around half an hour of play remaining.

  • Patrick Bamford
    2
    2
    2.50

    Patrick Bamford

    Replaced Ince just after the hour mark.

  • Andrea Manzaroli
    1
    1
    2.00

    Andrea Manzaroli

    The San Marino keeper was not given much help from his defenders, particulary for the second goal, but he was slow across his box for the fifth as he presented an empty net.

  • Cristian Brolli
    0
    1
    1.50

    Cristian Brolli

    Drawn too easily to the ball at times and was often chasing shadows.

  • Daniele Maiani
    0
    1
    1.00

    Daniele Maiani

    Dropped to left-back in place of Bernardi but was given a torrid time against Ince in the first half, who fired crosses in with ease.

  • Juri Biordi
    1
    1
    2.00

    Juri Biordi

    His side's goalscorer and hero in their solitary win so far but was given an impossible task trying to break up England's attacking play.

  • Mirco Ciambotta
    0
    1
    1.50

    Mirco Ciambotta

    One of three changes from San Marino's last fixture, starting alongside Brolli in defence, but looked cumbersome.

  • Eugenio Colombini
    0
    1
    2.50

    Eugenio Colombini

    The San Marino captain gave a run-of-the-mill performance as he often tried to slow the game down. Too slow to react to much of the play around him but worked hard.

  • Enrico Golinucci
    0
    1
    1.50

    Enrico Golinucci

    Given the runaround in midfield alongside Colombini but never stopped working.

  • Gian Luca Proli
    0
    3
    0.50

    Gian Luca Proli Flop of the Match

    Looked out of his depth against Sterling at right-back and constantly required doubling up. Seemed shaken by the night's work and misplaced a number of passes needlessly.

  • Lorenzo Liverani
    0
    1
    2.00

    Lorenzo Liverani

    Played wide on the left but often dropped back into defence to provide cover against Ince while also finding himself up front on occassion. His height meant that he was often brushed aside.

  • Manuel Battistini
    0
    1
    1.50

    Manuel Battistini

    Paired up against Sterling on the right in the first half and put in an energetic shift while trying his best to spark moves forward.

  • Marco Bernardi
    0
    1
    2.50

    Marco Bernardi

    Replaced Tosi to lead the line and started the game reasonably well as he challenged competently and won every aerial ball that came his way early on.

Substitutions

  • Michele Berardi
    0
    1

    Michele Berardi

    Came on for Manzaroli in goal with not long left to play.

  • Angelo Faetanini
    0
    1
    2.00

    Angelo Faetanini

    Came on in the second half with 20 minutes to play but could nott make an impact with the game already against them.

  • Davide Cesarini
    0
    1
    1.50

    Davide Cesarini

    A second-half substitute with the score at 8-0 but looked weak, throwing himself at a player at one point.

Results
Group 1 Matchday 1
Times In GMT
 
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