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Early strikes underpin England win

Published: Friday 7 September 2007, 22.59CET
Montenegro 0-3 England Stuart Pearce's men made a flying start to qualifying with two early goals paving the way for a comfortable victory.
Early strikes underpin England win
Nedum Onuoha got England off to the best possible start ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 7 September 2007, 22.59CET

Early strikes underpin England win

Montenegro 0-3 England Stuart Pearce's men made a flying start to qualifying with two early goals paving the way for a comfortable victory.

England made a flying start to their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with two early goals paving the way for a comfortable win in Montenegro.

Quick double
Steven Taylor and Gabriel Agbonlahor linked up to tee up Nedum Onuoha to head in the opening goal with just six minutes gone and a second strike quickly followed. Theo Walcott was the architect this time as he fed Agbonlahor and the Aston Villa FC forward finished with aplomb to put Stuart Pearce's side two goals ahead inside ten minutes. Montenegro tried their best to force England on to the back foot but their hopes were extinguished in added time when debutant Andrew Surman completed the scoring following a lovely move involving James Milner and Agbonlahor.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.18CET

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Lineups

Montenegro

Montenegro

England

England

2
D. BožovićDraško Božović
Substitution46
10
AgbonlahorGabriel Agbonlahor
Goal10
10
ĆetkovićMarko Ćetković
Substitution77
9
DerbyshireMatt Derbyshire
Substitution87
20
FatićIvan Fatić
1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
Yellow Card70
3
IgumanovićBlažo Igumanović
Substitution46
7
MilnerJames Milner
1
JanjuševićIvan Janjušević (GK)
4
NobleMark Noble
Yellow Card22
Substitution81
8
JovetićStevan Jovetić
Yellow Card86
6
OnuohaNedum Onuoha
Goal6
5
RajovićBlažo Rajović
2
CranieMartin Cranie
7
VukčevićSimon Vukčević (C)
8
GardnerCraig Gardner
17
ZverotićElsad Zverotić
3
A. TaylorAndrew Taylor
19
KaludjerovićMiroslav Kaludjerović
5
TaylorSteven Taylor (C)
21
StjepanovićSlaven Stjepanović
11
WalcottTheo Walcott
Substitution52

Substitutes

14
AdrovićZijad Adrović
13
AlnwickBen Alnwick (GK)
9
MilićBogdan Milić
Substitution46
17
MooreLuke Moore
12
RadanovicBojan Radanovic (GK)
18
BlackstockDexter Blackstock
Substitution87
22
TiodorovićLuka Tiodorović
Substitution46
15
MuambaFabrice Muamba
Substitution52
13
VujadinovićNikola Vujadinović
12
WheaterDavid Wheater
18
VujovićGoran Vujović
16
A. JohnsonAdam Johnson
11
DjurišićMilan Djurišić
Substitution77
14
SurmanAndrew Surman
Substitution81
Goal90

Coach

Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE) Stuart Pearce (ENG)

Referee

Mechalis Germanakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Konstantinos Dalas (GRE), Christos Akrivos (GRE)

Fourth official

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

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