Euro Under-21 Qualifying
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Lithuania U21 0-1 England U21

Harry Kane
Harry Kane scored a hat-trick against San Marino earlier in the qualifying campaign

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 Dierexternal-link 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.

Nathan Redmond
Norwich winger Redmond twice went close in England under 21s win in Lithuania

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-offsexternal-link 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.

England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate
England under 21 boss Gareth Southgate has overseen eight wins in nine group games


Lithuania U21

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Svedkauskas
  • 23Baravykas
  • 15Janusevskis
  • 6Snapkauskas
  • 8Bagdanavicius
  • 16BirskysSubstituted forGrigaraviciusat 80'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 20Norvilas
  • 11VerbickasSubstituted forDapkusat 75'minutes
  • 18BaranauskasSubstituted forTamuleviciusat 84'minutes
  • 7Veliulis
  • 19Baranauskas


  • 5Grigaravicius
  • 13Tamulevicius
  • 21Dapkus

England U21

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Butland
  • 2Keane
  • 5Moore
  • 6GibsonSubstituted forKaneat 64'minutes
  • 3Garbutt
  • 4ChalobahBooked at 57mins
  • 8Ward-ProwseBooked at 74mins
  • 10Carroll
  • 7InceSubstituted forHughesat 80'minutes
  • 9Berahino
  • 11RedmondSubstituted forPritchardat 80'minutes


  • 14Hughes
  • 16Pritchard
  • 17Kane

Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lithuania U21 0, England U21 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lithuania U21 0, England U21 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Tom Carroll (England U21).

  4. Post update

    Dovydas Norvilas (Lithuania U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Will Hughes (England U21).

  6. Post update

    Dovydas Norvilas (Lithuania U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Edvardas Tamulevicius (Lithuania U21) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Offside, England U21. Jack Butland tries a through ball, but Saido Berahino is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Lithuania U21. Mindaugas Grigaravicius tries a through ball, but Lukas Baranauskas is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Will Hughes (England U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mindaugas Grigaravicius (Lithuania U21).

  12. Booking

    Mindaugas Grigaravicius (Lithuania U21) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Lithuania U21. Tomas Svedkauskas tries a through ball, but Edvardas Tamulevicius is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Lithuania U21. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Lithuania U21. Edvardas Tamulevicius replaces Edgaras Baranauskas.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (England U21) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

  17. Goal!

    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.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, England U21. Will Hughes replaces Tom Ince.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, England U21. Alex Pritchard replaces Nathan Redmond.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lithuania U21. Mindaugas Grigaravicius replaces Tomas Birskys.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 5th September 2014

As It Stood


1England U2198102822625
2Moldova U219513123916
3Finland U2193421210213
4Wales U2193241112-111
5Lithuania U219216518-137
6San Marino U219117225-234


1Denmark U2197203082223
2Football Union of Russia U2196121712519
3Slovenia U21942322101214
4Bulgaria U2192341719-29
5Estonia U219234816-89
6Andorra U219018130-291


1Netherlands U2175112251716
2Slovakia U2174211871114
3Georgia U218323913-411
4Scotland U217223915-68
5Luxembourg U217016321-181


1Spain U2177002351821
2Austria U2175021411315
3Hungary U217205812-46
4Bosnia and Herzegovina U217205918-96
5Albania U218206715-86


1Croatia U2186112051519
2Ukraine U217511178916
3Switzerland U217403167912
4Latvia U2172051015-56
5Liechtenstein U217007331-280


1Germany U2175201751217
2Romania U2173311411312
3Montenegro U2173221210211
4R. of Ireland U2182241012-28
5Faroe Islands U217016823-151


1Poland U217502167915
2Turkey U217412137613
3Sweden U2174121611513
4Greece U217403179812
5Malta U218008230-280


1Portugal U2177001951421
2Israel U2174032014612
3Norway U2183051119-89
4Azerbaijan U217214812-47
5Macedonia U217115311-84


1Belgium U218512157816
2Serbia U217421126614
3Italy U21741294513
4Cyprus U217205614-86
5Northern Ireland U217106213-113


1France U2177002762121
2Iceland U2175021910915
3Kazakhstan U218305818-109
4Armenia U217205518-136
5Belarus U217106512-73
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