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Five-goal England overwhelm Iceland

Published: Thursday 10 November 2011, 22.59CET
England 5-0 Iceland
Free-scoring England are five points clear at the top of qualifying Group 8 after a second comfortable victory against Iceland.
Five-goal England overwhelm Iceland
Gary Gardner is congratulated after rounding off the scoring ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 10 November 2011, 22.59CET

Five-goal England overwhelm Iceland

England 5-0 Iceland
Free-scoring England are five points clear at the top of qualifying Group 8 after a second comfortable victory against Iceland.

England's excellent start to UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 continued as a dominant performance against Iceland was rounded off with two fine goals from substitute Gary Gardner.

It was a fourth win in succession for England, who are five points clear of second-placed Norway, have scored 16 goals and conceded just once in reply. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the star in Reykjavik last month, hitting a hat-trick in England's 3-0 win, and the 18-year-old should have opened the scoring in the return but chipped wide after stealing the ball from Eidur Sigurbjornsson.

The opening goal came from Marvin Sordell, who released Jordan Henderson before powering into the penalty box to guide the Liverpool FC midfielder's cross into the net. Martin Kelly then stole possession from Gudlaugur Pálsson and charged through to finish emphatically on 58 minutes, before fellow centre-back Craig Dawson headed in his fourth goal in qualifying with five minutes remaining.

Aston Villa FC midfielder Gardner scored the first goals of his senior career in added time, the first a beautiful curling free-kick from 25 metres and the second a low shot from the edge of the area. Belgium will try to halt England's momentum when they host Stuart Pearce's side on Monday in Mons.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.17CET

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Lineups

England

England

Iceland

Iceland

1
ButlandJack Butland (GK)
1
PéturssonArnar Pétursson (GK)
2
SmithAdam Smith
2
K. JónssonKristinn Jónsson
3
ClyneNathaniel Clyne
3
Eyjólfsson Hólmar Eyjólfsson (C)
4
LoweJason Lowe
Substitution63
4
LaxdalJóhann Laxdal
5
KellyMartin Kelly
Goal58
5
SnorrasonDofri Snorrason
6
DawsonCraig Dawson
Goal86
6
SigurbjörnssonEidur Sigurbjörnsson
Substitution76
7
Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
7
GudmundssonJóhann Gudmundsson
8
HendersonJordan Henderson (C)
8
MargeirssonFinnur Margeirsson
Substitution71
9
SordellMarvin Sordell
Goal40
9
SverrissonBjörn Sverrisson
Substitution53
10
McEachranJosh McEachran
Substitution78
10
JóhannssonAron Jóhannsson
11
DelfounesoNathan Delfouneso
Substitution12
11
PálssonGudlaugur Pálsson
Yellow Card41

Substitutes

13
AmosBen Amos (GK)
12
A. MagnússonÁsgeir Thór Magnússon (GK)
12
DunkLewis Dunk
13
SigurjónssonRúnar Már Sigurjónsson
14
GardnerGary Gardner
Substitution63
Goal90
Goal90+2
14
MagnússonHlynur Magnússon
Substitution76
15
ButterfieldJacob Butterfield
15
ValdimarssonThórarinn Valdimarsson
16
CarrollThomas Carroll
16
ThórarinssonGudmundur Thórarinsson
Substitution71
17
KeaneWilliam Keane
Substitution78
17
SteindórssonKristinn Steindórsson
18
Sa. AmeobiSammy Ameobi
Substitution12
18
BödvarssonJón Dadi Bödvarsson
Substitution53

Coach

Stuart Pearce (ENG) Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)

Referee

Pavle Radovanović (MNE)

Assistant referees

Dragan Vujović (MNE), Milovan Djukić (MNE)

Fourth official

Zeljko Radunović (MNE)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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