Portman Road - Ipswich 15/10/2013 - 19:00CET (18:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 1

England - Lithuania
5-0
 

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Morrison drives England past Lithuania

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.00CET
England 5-0 Lithuania
Inspired by in-form Ravel Morrison, England cruised to an emphatic victory that puts them in a promising position at the top of Group 1.
by Julian Beattie
from Portman Road
Morrison drives England past Lithuania
Ravel Morrison (2R) of England celebrates after scoring the opening goal ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

England
Lithuania

5

Goals scored

0

21

Total attempts

3

13

on target

1

8

off target

2

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

1

2

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

3

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

3

Lineups

England

England

Lithuania

Lithuania

1Butland (GK) (C)1Lidakevičius (GK) (C)
2Stones2Kiselevskis
3Robinson5Žukauskas
4Carroll
16
6Gunevič
77
5Chalobah9Ribokas
86
6Keane14Girdvainis
7Ince
77
17Birškys
56
8Ward-Prowse
27
18Spalvis
74
9Berahino
63
76
77
19Beneta
10Morrison
3
71
20Norvilas
68
11Zaha23Žarskis
75

Substitutes

13Bond (GK)3Artimavičius
12Jenkinson
16
8Laukžemis
74
14Dier11Verbickas
68
15Lingard12Švedkauskas (GK)
16Redmond
77
15Snapkauskas
86
17Powell
77
16Sendžikas
18H. Kane21Dapkus

Coaches

Gareth Southgate (ENG) Arminas Narbekovas (LTU)

Referee

Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)

Standings

  
Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 22.00CET

Morrison drives England past Lithuania

England 5-0 Lithuania
Inspired by in-form Ravel Morrison, England cruised to an emphatic victory that puts them in a promising position at the top of Group 1.

England remain unbeaten after posting a third win in four UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 matches, comfortably dispatching Lithuania 5-0 in Ipswich.

Gareth Southgate's team produced an impressive performance and never looked back after surging into a third-minute lead through Ravel Morrison. A powerful free-kick from James Ward-Prowse doubled the lead before the break. Another Morrison goal accompanied a second-half pair from Saido Berahino as England finished the game in style and took a promising position at the top of the section.

Morrison had impressed on his U21 debut in the 4-0 success in San Marino last week and he continued where he left off at Portman Road, opening the scoring inside three minutes after Wilfried Zaha's efforts on the left. The skilful No10 was at the heart of everything, and even Ward-Prowse's 27th-minute set-piece goal – his first strike for his country – came as a result of Morrison being brought down. 

There was no let-up from a rampant England in the second period. Berahino notched his third in as many outings, before Morrison sparkled again, winning possession and surging through the defence, feigning his way past the goalkeeper to score. On 76 minutes Edgaras Žarskis brought down Jack Robinson in the box and Berahino duly converted to complete the victory.

Last updated: 16/10/13 3.03CET

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