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Five-star England cruise to San Marino success

Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 22.55CET
England 5-0 San Marino 
Roy Hodgson's side completed a routine victory against the visitors to cement their place at the top of Group E after two games.
by Simon Hart
from Wembley Stadium

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Match statistics

EnglandSan Marino

Goals scored5
 
0
Possession (%)70
 
30
Total attempts29
 
1
on target16
 
0
off target5
 
1
blocked8
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners15
 
0
Offsides7
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
10
Fouls suffered9
 
11

Standings

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Published: Thursday 9 October 2014, 22.55CET

Five-star England cruise to San Marino success

England 5-0 San Marino 
Roy Hodgson's side completed a routine victory against the visitors to cement their place at the top of Group E after two games.

England make it two wins from two Group E games with comfortable victory
Phil Jagielka and Wayne Rooney (pen) put hosts two up at interval
Danny Welbeck, Andros Townsend and Alessandro Della Valle own goal complete scoring
Same result as San Marino suffered on last visit to Wembley in 2012  
Next games: Estonia v England (12 October), San Marino v Switzerland (14 October)

England followed up their opening Group E away success in Switzerland with a comfortable home victory over San Marino at Wembley.

Roy Hodgson's team led at half-time through a Phil Jagielka header and Wayne Rooney penalty and added to their advantage through Danny Welbeck, Andros Townsend and Alessandro Della Valle's own goal in the second half.

For Pierangelo Manzaroli's San Marino this was their second European qualifying defeat after last month's loss to Lithuania and a repeat of the scoreline when they last visited Wembley in 2012. They had conceded 26 goals combined in their previous four meetings with England and this was a damage-limitation job for them from the start. They held out for 25 minutes before Jagielka headed into an empty net after goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini tripped over as he came to collect a James Milner corner.

In fairness to Simoncini, who studies computer science, he went on to make notable saves from Welbeck and later Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as well as foiling Rooney several times. Yet he had no chance with Rooney's penalty just before the break, driven high to his left after Andy Selva, the visitors' longest-serving player, had caught the England captain in the face with a high boot. It was Rooney's 42nd goal for his country.

Roy Hodgson sent on Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana at the interval and within four minutes the former teed up his Arsenal FC colleague Welbeck with the low cross for the third goal. For two other Gunners, full-backs Calum Chambers and Kieran Gibbs, this was a first competitive international start but they were barely tested, defensively at least, on a night when goalkeeper Joe Hart did not have a serious stop to make. After substitute Townsend had struck the fourth goal with a near-post drive from the edge of the box, San Marino defender Della Valle rounded things off by deflecting in Rooney's centre for his second own goal against England.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.28CET

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Lineups

England

England

San Marino

San Marino

1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
1
A. SimonciniAldo Simoncini (GK)
2
ChambersCalum Chambers
2
PalazziMirko Palazzi
Substitution74
3
GibbsKieran Gibbs
3
Manuel BattistiniManuel Battistini
4
HendersonJordan Henderson
Substitution46
4
F. VitaioliFabio Vitaioli
5
CahillGary Cahill
5
BrolliCristian Brolli
6
JagielkaPhil Jagielka
Goal25
6
Ales. Della ValleAlessandro Della Valle
Goal78
7
MilnerJames Milner
Yellow Card38
7
HirschJosé Hirsch
8
WilshereJack Wilshere
8
ChiaruzziNicola Chiaruzzi
9
WelbeckDanny Welbeck
Goal49
Substitution66
9
TosiLuca Tosi
Substitution63
10
RooneyWayne Rooney (C)
Goal43
10
SelvaAndy Selva (C)
Yellow Card43
Substitution87
11
SterlingRaheem Sterling
Substitution46
11
M. VitaioliMatteo Vitaioli

Substitutes

21
ForsterFraser Forster (GK)
12
E. BenedettiniElia Benedettini (GK)
13
FosterBen Foster (GK)
23
G. MuracciniGiacomo Muraccini (GK)
12
ClyneNathaniel Clyne
13
CesariniDavide Cesarini
14
BainesLeighton Baines
14
CervelliniMichele Cervellini
15
DelphFabian Delph
15
StefanelliMattia Stefanelli
16
ShelveyJonjo Shelvey
16
L. GasperoniLorenzo Gasperoni
Substitution63
17
LallanaAdam Lallana
Substitution46
17
D. RinaldiDanilo Rinaldi
Substitution87
Yellow Card90
18
Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Substitution46
18
E. GolinucciEnrico Golinucci
19
TownsendAndros Townsend
Substitution66
Goal72
19
BuscariniLorenzo Buscarini
Substitution74
20
LambertRickie Lambert
20
A. GasperoniAlex Gasperoni
21
C. ValentiniCarlo Valentini
22
MazzaPier Filippo Mazza

Coach

Roy Hodgson (ENG) Pierangelo Manzaroli (SMR)

Referee

Marcin Borski (POL)

Assistant referees

Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Marcin Boniek (POL)

Fourth official

Krzysztof Myrmus (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Bartosz Frankowski (POL), Tomasz Waijda (POL)

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