Match ends, Lithuania U21 0, England U21 1.
Lithuania U21 0-1 England U21
Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored late on as England Under 21s won their Euro 2015 qualifier in Lithuania 1-0.
Kane, 21, headed in nine minutes from time as Gareth Southgate's side - who had already secured top spot in Group One - retained their unbeaten record.
It appeared England might be frustrated when winger Nathan Redmond hit the bar and had a shot cleared off the line.
But Kane, a 64th minute substitute, nodded in James Ward-Prowse's inch-perfect cross to seal victory.
Gareth Southgate's Young Lions were without injured Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier and struggled to create chances in an evenly matched first half in Kaunas.
Hull's Tom Ince and Burnley's on-loan Chelsea midfielder Nat Chalobah flashed shots wide, while Southampton teenager Ward-Prowse also missed the target.
At the other end Chalobah had to be alert to block a goalbound shot as Lithuania - who went into the game fifth in the six-team group with five defeats in eight games - threatened to go ahead.
After a half-time talk from Southgate, England stepped up a gear and began to dominate.
Redmond twice came close to opening the scoring, while Ince and West Brom striker Saido Berahino, who scored twice in the reverse fixture that England won 5-0, also missed opportunities.
However, Kane - who scored a hat-trick in a 9-0 victory over San Marino earlier in the qualifying campaign - grabbed the decisive goal.
Southgate's team have won eight and drawn one of their nine Group One games as they seek to reach the finals in the Czech Republic between 17 and 30 June 2015.
England's final qualifier is in Moldova on Tuesday, 9 September.
There are 10 qualifying groups with each winner advancing to the play-offs along with the best four runners-up.
The draw for the play-offs takes place on 12 September.
England: Butland (c), Keane, Garbutt, Gibson (Kane 64), Moore, Chalobah, Ward-Prowse, Carroll, Ince (Hughes 79), Berahino, Redmond (Pritchard 79). Subs: Blackett, Bond (GK), , Forster-Caskey, Lascelles.
- 16BirskysSubstituted forGrigaraviciusat 80'minutesBooked at 88mins
- 11VerbickasSubstituted forDapkusat 75'minutes
- 18BaranauskasSubstituted forTamuleviciusat 84'minutes
- 6GibsonSubstituted forKaneat 64'minutes
- 4ChalobahBooked at 57mins
- 8Ward-ProwseBooked at 74mins
- 7InceSubstituted forHughesat 80'minutes
- 11RedmondSubstituted forPritchardat 80'minutes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Lithuania U21 0, England U21 1.
Foul by Tom Carroll (England U21).
Dovydas Norvilas (Lithuania U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Will Hughes (England U21).
Dovydas Norvilas (Lithuania U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Edvardas Tamulevicius (Lithuania U21) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Offside, England U21. Jack Butland tries a through ball, but Saido Berahino is caught offside.
Offside, Lithuania U21. Mindaugas Grigaravicius tries a through ball, but Lukas Baranauskas is caught offside.
Will Hughes (England U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mindaugas Grigaravicius (Lithuania U21).
Mindaugas Grigaravicius (Lithuania U21) is shown the yellow card.
Offside, Lithuania U21. Tomas Svedkauskas tries a through ball, but Edvardas Tamulevicius is caught offside.
Corner, Lithuania U21. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
Substitution, Lithuania U21. Edvardas Tamulevicius replaces Edgaras Baranauskas.
Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (England U21) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Carroll.
Goal! Lithuania U21 0, England U21 1. Harry Kane (England U21) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross.
Substitution, England U21. Will Hughes replaces Tom Ince.
Substitution, England U21. Alex Pritchard replaces Nathan Redmond.
Substitution, Lithuania U21. Mindaugas Grigaravicius replaces Tomas Birskys.