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England bandwagon keeps rolling

Published: Friday 8 October 2004, 21.28CET
England 2-0 Wales James Milner and Darren Bent scored to maintain England's perfect Group 6 record.
Published: Friday 8 October 2004, 21.28CET

England bandwagon keeps rolling

England 2-0 Wales James Milner and Darren Bent scored to maintain England's perfect Group 6 record.

England kept up their 100 per cent record in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6 as James Milner and substitute Darren Bent struck second-half goals.

Cole forced off
The home side were on top from the start, and Carlton Cole went close on 17 minutes not long before an ankle injury forced his replacement by Bent. Welsh goalkeeper Lewis Price then did well to save from Bent and Jonathan Stead before the visiting midfield player David Vaughan struck a post eight minutes before the break.

England goals
However, Wales were behind seconds after the interval as Jermaine Pennant found ex-Leeds United AFC team-mate James Milner, and the 18-year-old sent a diagonal shot into the net. England were now well on top, and after Stead had struck the crossbar, Bent scored his seventh U21 goal - all as substitute - when he headed in Stewart Downing's free-kick from close range.

Azerbaijan trip
With the visit to Azerbaijan to come on Tuesday, England are now six points clear in the group with three wins. Wales, who won in Baku in their previous fixture, welcome Poland to Swansea on the same day.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.35CET

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Lineups

England

England

Wales

Wales

1
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
1
PriceLewis Price (GK)
2
HuntNicky Hunt
2
ByronAnthony Byron
3
HardingDaniel Harding
3
GilbertEric Peter Gilbert
4
JohnsonGlen Johnson
Substitution83
4
FowlerAnthony Lee Fowler
Substitution68
5
DavenportCallum Davenport
5
ParslowDaniel James Parslow
6
O'NeilGary O'Neil (C)
Yellow Card62
6
DuffyRichard Duffy
7
PennantJermaine Pennant
Substitution75
7
PipeDavid Ronald Pipe (C)
8
MilnerJames Milner
Goal46
8
TolleyJames Tolley
9
C. ColeCarlton Cole
Substitution12
9
CalisteRamon Caliste
10
SteadJonathan Stead
10
VaughanDavid Vaughan
11
DowningStewart Downing
11
BirchallAdam Birchall
Substitution75

Substitutes

13
LonerganAndrew Lonergan (GK)
21
WorganLee John Worgan (GK)
12
KilgallonMatthew Kilgallon
12
CarpenterRhys Carpenter
Substitution75
14
BainesLeighton Baines
14
A. DaviesArron Davies
15
TaylorSteven Taylor
Substitution83
15
MorganCraig Morgan
16
HinshelwoodAdam Hinshelwood
16
SpenderSimon Spender
17
WhittinghamPeter Whittingham
Substitution75
17
CrowellMatthew Crowell
Substitution68
18
BentDarren Bent
Substitution12
Goal72
18
FishNicholas Fish

Coach

Peter Taylor (ENG) Glyn Peter Hodges (WAL)

Referee

Damien Ledentu (FRA)

Assistant referees

Vincent Texier (FRA), Philippe Larose (FRA)

Fourth official

Dominique Fraise (FRA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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