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Oxlade-Chamberlain treble powers England to win

Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 22.59CET
Iceland 0-3 England
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired a hat-trick past Iceland in Reykjavik as England moved level on points with Norway atop Group 8.
Oxlade-Chamberlain treble powers England to win
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a hat-trick in Reykjavik ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 22.59CET

Oxlade-Chamberlain treble powers England to win

Iceland 0-3 England
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired a hat-trick past Iceland in Reykjavik as England moved level on points with Norway atop Group 8.

A hat-trick from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped England ease past Iceland to take them level on points with Norway at the head of Group 8. The Arsenal FC winger did not get on the scoresheet in his country's crushing 6-0 win over Azerbaijan in their opening game but sent a warning to opponents with a fine treble in Rekjavik.

A strong run from Marvin Sordell released the 18-year-old 12 minutes in and he clipped a neat right-footed finish past Arnar Pétursson from the edge of the penalty area. Moments later the Iceland stopper spilled Nathan Delfouenso's left-wing cross at the feet of the goalscorer and he doubled his tally. Thórarinn Valdimarsson and Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson had efforts at goal as Iceland tried to get themselves back into the game but both failed to test goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Four minutes after the interval Oxlade-Chamberlain completed the scoring, a darting run down the right taking him past three defenders and into the area before his powerful shot snuck past Pétursson at the front post. Norway also have two wins from two, and England face them next in Drammen as they seek to take control of the group.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.18CET

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Lineups

Iceland

Iceland

England

England

1
PéturssonArnar Pétursson (GK)
1
ButlandJack Butland (GK)
2
K. JónssonKristinn Jónsson
Substitution54
2
FlanaganJon Flanagan
3
Eyjólfsson Hólmar Eyjólfsson (C)
3
BriggsMatthew Briggs
4
LaxdalJóhann Laxdal
4
RodwellJack Rodwell
5
ValdimarssonThórarinn Valdimarsson
Yellow Card70
5
KellyMartin Kelly
Yellow Card68
6
SigurbjörnssonEidur Sigurbjörnsson
6
DawsonCraig Dawson
7
SigurjónssonRúnar Már Sigurjónsson
7
Oxlade-ChamberlainAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Goal12
Goal15
Goal49
Substitution83
8
MargeirssonFinnur Margeirsson
8
HendersonJordan Henderson (C)
9
SverrissonBjörn Sverrisson
Substitution57
9
SordellMarvin Sordell
10
JóhannssonAron Jóhannsson
10
LansburyHenri Lansbury
11
SnorrasonDofri Snorrason
11
DelfounesoNathan Delfouneso
Substitution24

Substitutes

12
A. MagnússonÁsgeir Thór Magnússon (GK)
13
AmosBen Amos (GK)
13
GudjónssonBrynar Gudjónsson
12
SmithAdam Smith
14
MagnússonHlynur Magnússon
14
BakerNathan Baker
15
ThórarinssonGudmundur Thórarinsson
15
LoweJason Lowe
16
SigurjónssonAtli Sigurjónsson
16
BarkleyRoss Barkley
Substitution83
17
SteindórssonKristinn Steindórsson
Substitution54
Yellow Card58
17
McEachranJosh McEachran
Substitution63
18
HannessonJóhann Helgi Hannesson
Substitution57
18
WaghornMartyn Waghorn
Substitution24
Substitution63

Coach

Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL) Stuart Pearce (ENG)

Referee

Clément Turpin (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Huseyin Ocak (FRA)

Fourth official

Sébastien Moreira (FRA)

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