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England make it a perfect ten wins in Lithuania

Published: Monday 12 October 2015, 22.38CET
Lithuania 0-3 England
Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were among the scorers as England finished qualifying Group E with ten wins from as many matches.

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Match statistics

LithuaniaEngland

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)41
 
59
Total attempts7
 
21
on target1
 
12
off target6
 
6
blocked0
3
against woodwork0
1
Corners1
 
6
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
7
Fouls suffered5
 
9

Standings

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Last updated: 17/11/2017 10:10 CET
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Published: Monday 12 October 2015, 22.38CET

England make it a perfect ten wins in Lithuania

Lithuania 0-3 England
Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were among the scorers as England finished qualifying Group E with ten wins from as many matches.

England became the sixth team to complete a UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign with a 100% record, a much-changed side making it ten wins out of ten away to Lithuania.

Roy Hodgson's Group E supremos dominated throughout, though two of their three goals – scored by Ross Barkley, unlucky home keeper Giedrius Arlauskis and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – owed a lot to fortune.

Receiving possession from Harry Kane, Barkley side-stepped his marker and unleashed a strike from outside the penalty box that took a sizeable deflection on its way in off Arlauskis's right-hand upright.

Hodgson on England's prospects

Kane was the instigator as the visitors doubled their advantage ten minutes before half-time. Exchanging passes with Adam Lallana, the forward advanced into the area and rattled the near post, the ball rebounding on to Arlauskis's outstetched arm and in.

Kane had earlier gone close with three sighters, Watford's Arlauskis thwarting him on each occasion. Arlauskis's opposite number Jack Butland – earning his second cap, three years and two months after his first – was a spectator, though he needed to be alert to deny Lukas Spalvis before England made it 2-0.

Jagielka on fantastic achievement

It stayed that way until Oxlade-Chamberlain, fed by Kyle Walker, rifled in the third just after the hour. The game long since over as a contest, Hodgson had replaced Kane three minutes earlier with debutant Danny Ings, who soon elicited another save out of the busy Arlauskis as England stretched their unbeaten run to 15 matches.   

Immediately after the match, in his press conference, Lithuania coach Igoris Pankratjevas resigned. "Everything has its ending," he said. "It is the end of qualifying and also the end of my job with the national team. I am resigning from the job. Thank you for supporting the team and goodbye."

Last updated: 14/10/15 0.03CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2016/matches/round=2000446/match=2014060/postmatch/report/index.html#perfect+england

Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

England

England

1
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
Goal35
1
ButlandJack Butland (GK)
2
KlimavičiusLinas Klimavičius
2
WalkerKyle Walker
3
FreidgeimasGeorgas Freidgeimas
3
GibbsKieran Gibbs
5
MikuckisTomas Mikuckis
4
ShelveyJonjo Shelvey
Yellow Card79
10
SlivkaVykintas Slivka
5
JonesPhil Jones
11
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas
Substitution63
6
JagielkaPhil Jagielka (C)
17
ŽulpaArtūras Žulpa
7
Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Goal62
18
PankaMindaugas Panka (C)
8
BarkleyRoss Barkley
Goal29
Substitution73
19
SpalvisLukas Spalvis
Yellow Card84
Substitution86
9
VardyJamie Vardy
Yellow Card79
22
ČernychFiodor Černych
10
KaneHarry Kane
Substitution59
23
AndriuškevičiusVytautas Andriuškevičius
Substitution82
11
LallanaAdam Lallana
Substitution67

Substitutes

21
ČerniauskasVytautas Černiauskas (GK)
13
HeatonTom Heaton (GK)
12
ZubasEmilijus Zubas (GK)
12
SmallingChris Smalling
4
SlavickasVaidas Slavickas
14
WalcottTheo Walcott
7
D. ČesnauskisDeividas Česnauskis
15
ClyneNathaniel Clyne
8
VaitkūnasEgidijus Vaitkūnas
Substitution82
Yellow Card89
16
BertrandRyan Bertrand
9
MatulevičiusDeivydas Matulevičius
Substitution86
17
TownsendAndros Townsend
Substitution73
13
PetravičiusDeimantas Petravičius
Substitution63
18
IngsDanny Ings
Substitution59
14
PilibaitisLinas Pilibaitis
19
SterlingRaheem Sterling
15
KuklysMantas Kuklys
20
AlliDele Alli
Substitution67
16
VeliulisErnestas Veliulis
20
BaravykasRolandas Baravykas

Coach

Igoris Pankratjevas (LTU) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Kenn Hansen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Rix (DEN), David Vang Andersen (DEN)

Fourth official

Henrik Larsen (DEN)

Additional assistant referees

Jens Maae (DEN), Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution