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England held in check in Vilnius

Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 19.40CET
Lithuania 0-0 England
Stuart Pearce's 2009 runners-up missed out on the chance to join Greece at the top of Group 9 after being held to a draw in Vilnius.
by Aleksey Binkovsky
from Vilnius
England held in check in Vilnius
England's Andrew Carroll (right) tries his luck but to no avail ©Mindaugas Kulbis
Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 19.40CET

England held in check in Vilnius

Lithuania 0-0 England
Stuart Pearce's 2009 runners-up missed out on the chance to join Greece at the top of Group 9 after being held to a draw in Vilnius.

England missed out on the chance to draw level on points with Greece at the top of Group 9 in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship after being held to a goalless draw in Lithuania.

Carroll chance
Newcastle United FC striker Andrew Carroll came closest to scoring on 50 minutes after profiting from Tom Cleverley's run to coax the ball past Vytautas Černiauskas but against the crossbar. Chelsea FC's Daniel Sturridge had earlier failed to convert a clinical ninth-minute counterattack and was subsequently denied by Černiauskas on two occasions during a first half largely dominated by the visitors.

Lithuania chances
Clear openings remained at a premium in the second period, though the hosts did threaten through an Arvydas Novikovas shot and a Tadas Eliošius header. However, Vitalijus Stankevičius's side, who picked up their first win of the campaign against FYR Macedonia on Friday, were forced to settle for an impressive point that kept England second in the section behind Greece, who lost 2-1 to Portugal. The top two meet in March.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.50CET

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Lineups

Lithuania

Lithuania

England

England

1
ČerniauskasVytautas Černiauskas (GK)
1
LoachScott Loach (GK)
2
KlimavičiusLinas Klimavičius
Yellow Card32
2
MancienneMichael Mancienne
3
FridrikasMantas Fridrikas
3
GibbsKieran Gibbs
Substitution21
4
UrbaitisKarolis Urbaitis
4
MuambaFabrice Muamba
Substitution64
6
KrasnovskisPovilas Krasnovskis
5
RichardsMicah Richards (C)
7
PapšysMarius Papšys (C)
Substitution68
6
SmallingChris Smalling
8
VaitkūnasEgidijus Vaitkūnas
7
CleverleyTom Cleverley
9
MatulevičiusDeivydas Matulevičius
8
DelphFabian Delph
Yellow Card61
11
Tad. EliošiusTadas Eliošius
9
CarrollAndy Carroll
15
ZagurskasEivinas Zagurskas
Substitution90+1
10
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
Substitution79
18
NovikovasArvydas Novikovas
Yellow Card71
Substitution85
11
RoseDanny Rose
Yellow Card59

Substitutes

12
ValinčiusPovilas Valinčius (GK)
13
FieldingFrank Fielding (GK)
5
RačkusAudrius Račkus
12
NaughtonKyle Naughton
10
MacežinskasRamūnas Macežinskas
14
BertrandRyan Bertrand
Substitution21
13
ChvedukasKarolis Chvedukas
Substitution68
15
GoslingDan Gosling
14
KochanauskasLukas Kochanauskas
Substitution90+1
16
LansburyHenri Lansbury
Substitution79
16
JanušauskasPaulius Janušauskas
Substitution85
17
CorkJack Cork
17
StiklakisLukas Stiklakis
18
HinesZavon Hines
Substitution64

Coach

Vitalijus Stankevičius (LTU) Stuart Pearce (ENG)

Referee

Jiří Jech (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Krystof Mencl (CZE)

Fourth official

Tomas Kocourek (CZE)

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