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2015 Euro Under-21 qualifier: Moldova U21 0-3 England U21

Nathan Redmond
England Under-21s now face a two-legged play-off in October to qualify for next summer's finals in the Czech Republic

West Brom striker Saido Berahino scored twice as Gareth Southgate's England Under-21 side strolled to a ninth win in qualifying for next summer's European Championship.

Southgate's side now face a two-legged play-off next month for a place in the finals in the Czech Republic.

England took the lead when Berahino headed home a cross from Norwich's Nathan Redmond, and added a second when he buried Harry Kane's pass.

Tottenham's Kane scored a late third.

The draw for the play-offs will be made on Friday, with England hoping to reach the finals for the fifth time in a row.

Berahino had already been denied by Moldovan goalkeeper Alexei Koselev when he headed the opener from Redmond's cross.

Jonathan Bond had to be lively to keep out Igor Dima's drive at the other end but Berahino put England in charge when he ran clear and confidently finished.

Berahino missed two good hat-trick opportunities before Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett - making his debut - crossed for Kane to smash in a third.

Line-ups

Moldova U21

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Koshelev
  • 6Jardan
  • 3FocsaBooked at 39mins
  • 5BogdanSubstituted forMateiat 45'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 14Mirza
  • 7Zasavitchi
  • 9Anton
  • 4Gheorghiu
  • 8RataSubstituted forGraurat 88'minutes
  • 13Dima
  • 11MilinceanuSubstituted forSpataruat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Paireli
  • 12Buga
  • 15Ursu
  • 16Spataru
  • 17Matei
  • 18Graur

England U21

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Bond
  • 2Keane
  • 6Lascelles
  • 5Moore
  • 3GarbuttSubstituted forBlackettat 81'minutes
  • 4Hughes
  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 10Carroll
  • 11RedmondSubstituted forIngsat 81'minutes
  • 9Kane
  • 7BerahinoSubstituted forPritchardat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Blackett
  • 13Blackman
  • 14Gibson
  • 15Ince
  • 16Pritchard
  • 17Ings
  • 18Woodrow
Referee:
Mete Kalkavan

Match Stats

Home TeamMoldova U21Away TeamEngland U21
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home6
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away11
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Moldova U21 0, England U21 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Moldova U21 0, England U21 3.

  3. Post update

    Alex Pritchard (England U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sergiu Matei (Moldova U21).

  5. Post update

    Offside, England U21. Tom Carroll tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Ings (England U21) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey.

  7. Post update

    Alex Pritchard (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Vasile Jardan (Moldova U21).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Kane (England U21) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Ings.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Moldova U21. Dinu Graur replaces Vadim Rata.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (England U21).

  12. Post update

    Vadim Rata (Moldova U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Will Hughes (England U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gheorghe Anton (Moldova U21).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Danny Ings (England U21).

  16. Post update

    Victor Gheorghiu (Moldova U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, England U21. Alex Pritchard replaces Saido Berahino.

  18. Post update

    Liam Moore (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dan Spataru (Moldova U21).

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Moldova U21 0, England U21 3. Harry Kane (England U21) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 9th September 2014

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