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Late rally finally sees England home

Published: Friday 9 October 2009, 22.45CET
England 6-3 FYR Macedonia
Zavon Hines and Andy Carroll scored twice as England ended the resistance of visitors who had fought back from 2-0 and 3-2 down.
by Kevin Ashby
from Ricoh Arena
Late rally finally sees England home
England scored six times in Coventry ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 9 October 2009, 22.45CET

Late rally finally sees England home

England 6-3 FYR Macedonia
Zavon Hines and Andy Carroll scored twice as England ended the resistance of visitors who had fought back from 2-0 and 3-2 down.

Zavon Hines came off the bench to score twice as England earned a 6-3 victory against FYR Macedonia to keep in touch with leaders Greece in qualifying Group 9.

Intelligent pass
The 20-year-old debutant chose the perfect time to open his account at Under-21 level as he slotted in Tom Cleverley's intelligent pass in the 67th minute to finally end the resistance of the visitors after they had fought back from 2-0 and 3-2 down. Andy Carroll and Hines both subsequently scored their second goals to give the final result a lopsided look.

Cruising
England were cruising after headed goals from from Kieran Gibbs and captain Micah Richards inside the opening half-hour had given them a 2-0 lead. Arsenal FC's Gibbs nodded in a precise chipped cross from club-mate Theo Walcott before his captain powered in from close range after Michael Mancienne had flicked on Jack Wilshere's corner.

Equaliser
F.Y.R. Macedonia had played some enterprising football up to that point and were rewarded when Muarem's free-kick from close to the left flank deceived Scott Loach shortly before the break. Shortly after it was 2-2, Agim Ibraimi beating Mancienne to a hopeful punt forward and then the England No1 with a left-footed finish.

Goal drama
Parity was to last just a minute, Carroll making it a hat-trick of England headers with a near-post finish, although a crazy five-minute spell was completed when Gibbs sliced an Ibraimi corner into his own net to make the score 3-3. That was as good as it got for the spirited visitors, however, as England squandered a number of chances to restore their lead before Hines – a half-time replacement for Walcott – did just that.

Wembley date
Carroll (87) and Hines (90) then had the 20,074 crowd on their feet with England's fifth and sixth goals, though manager Stuart Pearce will be looking for defensive improvement when his side – three points behind Greece with a game in hand – return to action against Portugal at Wembley on 14 November.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.09CET

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Lineups

England

England

FYROM

FYROM

1
LoachScott Loach (GK)
1
NaumovskiKristijan Naumovski (GK)
2
RichardsMicah Richards (C)
Goal30
2
GeorgievskiDaniel Georgievski
3
GibbsKieran Gibbs
Goal22
Goal58
3
LazevskiAleksandar Lazevski
Substitution72
4
RodwellJack Rodwell
4
StojkovDragan Stojkov
5
TomkinsJames Tomkins
5
DimitrovskiVladimir Dimitrovski (C)
6
MancienneMichael Mancienne
6
BogdanovicGoran Bogdanovic
7
CleverleyTom Cleverley
7
AlijuBetim Aliju
Yellow Card28
8
WilshereJack Wilshere
Yellow Card52
8
MuaremMuarem Muarem
Goal42
9
CarrollAndy Carroll
Goal54
Goal87
Substitution90+1
9
IvanovskiMirko Ivanovski
Substitution90+3
10
WalcottTheo Walcott
Substitution46
10
IbraimiAgim Ibraimi
Goal53
11
RoseDanny Rose
Substitution69
11
SiljanovskiGoran Siljanovski
Substitution64

Substitutes

13
FieldingFrank Fielding (GK)
12
JovanovskiMarko Jovanovski (GK)
12
SmallingChris Smalling
13
UrdinovYani Urdinov
14
MuambaFabrice Muamba
Substitution69
14
Aleksandar StankovAleksandar Stankov
Substitution90+3
15
StanislasJunior Stanislas
15
SpirovskiStefan Spirovski
16
HinesZavon Hines
Substitution46
Goal67
Goal90
16
KostencovskiMarko Kostencovski
Substitution64
17
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
17
BerisaSedat Berisa
18
WelbeckDanny Welbeck
Substitution90+1
18
NestorovskiIlija Nestorovski
Substitution72

Coach

Stuart Pearce (ENG) Boban Babunski (MKD)

Referee

Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Fredji Harchay (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)

Fourth official

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

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