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England U21 2-0 Kosovo U21: Phil Foden scores twice

Phil Foden
Foden now has three goals for England U21s

Manchester City's Phil Foden scored twice as England Under-21s defeated Kosovo in Euro 2021 qualifying.

Both goals were opportunistic efforts with the midfielder converting from close range after the ball broke loose.

Kosovo should have levelled but for an extraordinary miss by Arbnor Muja, who somehow hit the crossbar from a couple of yards out.

Aidy Boothroyd's side top their group with a 100% winning record after beating Turkey 3-2 on Friday.

Foden told BT Sport: "There is no better feeling than scoring and I am happy to help the lads, we deserved the three points.

"It was not easy and I thought they played well on the night. We kept our patience and it paid off.

"It is the perfect start to qualifying. We are top now so I am happy. We are a very young team and have not been together long, but we want to win and we play with a smile on our faces.

"I enjoy playing and it was important to get the minutes tonight. We are only early into the season so I am waiting for my chance [at Manchester City]."

A concern to the Young Lions and Norwich will be an injury to defender Max Aarons, who suffered what appeared to be a knee injury while sliding in to make a goal-saving challenge.

Line-ups

England U21

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 15Guehi
  • 4Chalobah
  • 5GodfreyBooked at 84mins
  • 2AaronsSubstituted forJustinat 80'minutes
  • 8Gibbs-WhiteSubstituted forCantwellat 61'minutes
  • 6Davies
  • 10Foden
  • 11S Sessegnon
  • 9NketiahSubstituted forBrewsterat 76'minutes
  • 7NelsonSubstituted forGreenwoodat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Panzo
  • 12Richards
  • 16Skipp
  • 17Cantwell
  • 18Justin
  • 19Brewster
  • 20Eze
  • 22Balcombe
  • 23Greenwood

Kosovo U21

  • 1Smakiqi
  • 22MemaSubstituted forMujaat 34'minutes
  • 2XhemajliBooked at 48mins
  • 4Kolgeci
  • 3Kastrati II
  • 5Hajrizi
  • 6Zekaj
  • 7GashiSubstituted forBaftiuat 65'minutes
  • 8Abedini
  • 10Kastrati
  • 19DakuSubstituted forMustafaat 45'minutesBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 9Mustafa
  • 11Muja
  • 12Nika
  • 14Baftiu
  • 15Sadriu
  • 17Bislimi
  • 18Vitija
  • 20Hasanaj
  • 23Sadiku
Referee:
Kristoffer Karlsson

Match Stats

Home TeamEngland U21Away TeamKosovo U21
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, England U21 2, Kosovo U21 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, England U21 2, Kosovo U21 0.

Goal!

Goal! England U21 2, Kosovo U21 0. Phil Foden (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Rhian Brewster (England U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kreshnik Hajrizi (Kosovo U21).

Attempt blocked. Mason Greenwood (England U21) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Davies.

Attempt saved. Phil Foden (England U21) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

James Justin (England U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lirim Kastrati II (Kosovo U21).

Attempt missed. Valdrin Mustafa (Kosovo U21) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ben Godfrey (England U21) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Godfrey (England U21).

Valdrin Mustafa (Kosovo U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Phil Foden (England U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lirim Kastrati II (Kosovo U21).

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. James Justin replaces Max Aarons because of an injury.

Tom Davies (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Valdrin Mustafa (Kosovo U21).

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Rhian Brewster replaces Eddie Nketiah.

Attempt missed. Arbenit Xhemajli (Kosovo U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Kosovo U21. Conceded by Ben Godfrey.

Attempt saved. Valdrin Mustafa (Kosovo U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lirim Kastrati with a cross.

Foul by Max Aarons (England U21).

Arbnor Muja (Kosovo U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eddie Nketiah (England U21).

Kreshnik Hajrizi (Kosovo U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, England U21. Ben Godfrey tries a through ball, but Eddie Nketiah is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Phil Foden (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Valdrin Mustafa (Kosovo U21) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Davies (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Valdrin Mustafa (Kosovo U21).

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Florjan Smakiqi.

Attempt saved. Todd Cantwell (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Phil Foden (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Aarons.

Foul by Max Aarons (England U21).

Arbnor Muja (Kosovo U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Kosovo U21. Blendi Baftiu replaces Ardit Gashi.

Attempt missed. Ardit Gashi (Kosovo U21) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lirim Kastrati following a fast break.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Kreshnik Hajrizi.

Attempt saved. Eddie Nketiah (England U21) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 9th September 2019

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Iceland U2122009186
2R. of Ireland U2122004046
3Italy U2100000000
4Sweden U2100000000
5Armenia U21200217-60
6Luxembourg U21200206-60

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Georgia U2111004043
2Liechtenstein U21210114-33
3Azerbaijan U2121012203
4France U2100000000
5Switzerland U2100000000
6Slovakia U21100112-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England U2122005236
2Austria U2122007166
3Kosovo U2132017346
4Turkey U21411279-24
5Albania U214022510-52
6Andorra U21301239-61

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Czech Rep U2111002023
2Greece U2111005053
3Scotland U2111002023
4Lithuania U2121013213
5Croatia U2100000000
6San Marino U213003010-100

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bulgaria U2111004043
2Poland U2111001013
3Russia U2111001013
4Latvia U21100101-10
5Serbia U21100101-10
6Estonia U21100104-40

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Kazakhstan U2132015326
2Montenegro U2121014223
3Spain U2111001013
4Israel U2100000000
5North Macedonia U2100000000
6Faroe Islands U21200216-50

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norway U2111002113
2Belarus U211100100103
3Portugal U2111004043
4Cyprus U2121012203
5Netherlands U2100000000
6Gibraltar U213003015-150

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Finland U2111002023
2Malta U2110100001
3Northern Ireland U2110100001
4Denmark U2100000000
5Romania U2100000000
6Ukraine U21100102-20

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bosnia and Herzegovina U2111004043
2Wales U2111001013
3Germany U2100000000
4Belgium U21100101-10
5Moldova U21100104-40
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