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England tighten Group 1 grip with Wales success

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 22.10CET
England 1-0 Wales
Gareth Southgate's men moved six points clear in qualifying Group 1 after Nathan Redmond's second-half strike secured the win.
England tighten Group 1 grip with Wales success
Nathan Redmond celebrates his 56th-minute winner for England ©Getty Images

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Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 22.10CET

England tighten Group 1 grip with Wales success

England 1-0 Wales
Gareth Southgate's men moved six points clear in qualifying Group 1 after Nathan Redmond's second-half strike secured the win.

England remain on course to qualify for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs after Nathan Redmond's second-half strike secured a narrow 1-0 win over Wales.

Both sides had chances to take the lead during an even opening 45 minutes in Derby, but Redmond's powerful effort in the 56th minute sealed victory to send Gareth Southgate's men six points clear of Moldova in qualifying Group 1.

Ravel Morrison fired narrowly wide from just outside the area on 25 minutes for the hosts but five minutes later the lively Wesley Burns beat England defender John Stones for pace and broke clear, only to drag his low attempt off target. The breakthrough arrived 11 minutes after the restart when Redmond, who had been a threat down both wings all night, cut inside from the left and unleashed a low shot that crept inside the near post.

Despite continuing to dominate for long periods, England failed to find a second goal to kill the game and Wales went close to nicking an equaliser but Lee Evans saw his long-range drive superbly tipped away by Jack Butland. "That was the toughest test we've had to come through," said manager Southgate. "Nathan Redmond has earned his chance to start. He has been playing well for his club and it's pleasing for him to get the goal. It will give him a big confidence boost."

Last updated: 04/06/15 8.37CET

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Lineups

England

England

Wales

Wales

1
ButlandJack Butland (GK) (C)
1
RobertsConnor Roberts (GK)
2
JenkinsonCarl Jenkinson
2
FreemanKieron Freeman
3
RobinsonJack Robinson
3
JohnDeclan John
4
CarrollTom Carroll
4
LucasLee Lucas (C)
5
StonesJohn Stones
5
TancockScott Tancock
7
InceTom Ince
6
WalshJoseph Walsh
8
Ward-ProwseJames Ward-Prowse
7
LawrenceTom Lawrence
9
BerahinoSaido Berahino
Substitution67
8
PritchardJosh Pritchard
Substitution83
10
MorrisonRavel Morrison
Substitution71
9
BurnsWesley Burns
Substitution78
11
RedmondNathan Redmond
Goal56
10
O'SullivanThomas O'Sullivan
Substitution66
14
ChalobahNathaniel Chalobah
Substitution74
11
IsgroveLloyd Isgrove

Substitutes

13
BondJonathan Bond (GK)
12
DibbleChristian Dibble (GK)
12
MooreLiam Moore
Substitution74
13
FoxMorgan Fox
15
HughesWill Hughes
Substitution71
14
EvansLee Evans
Substitution66
16
LingardJesse Lingard
15
HewittElliott Hewitt
17
ZahaWilfried Zaha
16
G. WilliamsGeorge Williams
Substitution83
18
IngsDanny Ings
Substitution67
17
EdwardsGwion Edwards
19
LascellesJamaal Lascelles
18
OglebyRobert Ogleby
Substitution78

Coach

Gareth Southgate (ENG) Geraint Williams (WAL)

Referee

Nicolas Rainville (FRA)

Assistant referees

Laurent Stien (FRA), Fredji Harchay (FRA)

Fourth official

Amaury Delerue (FRA)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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