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England beat Finland to pull clear in Group 1

Published: Thursday 14 November 2013, 23.31CET
England 3-0 Finland
A Michael Keane header and Saido Berahino's double helped the unbeaten hosts remain top of qualifying Group 1.
by Julian Beattie
from MK Dons Stadium
England beat Finland to pull clear in Group 1
A delighted Michael Keane celebrates after scoring England's first goal ©Getty Images

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Published: Thursday 14 November 2013, 23.31CET

England beat Finland to pull clear in Group 1

England 3-0 Finland
A Michael Keane header and Saido Berahino's double helped the unbeaten hosts remain top of qualifying Group 1.

England moved three points clear at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1 with a 3-0 victory over Finland.

Michael Keane opened the scoring with a fine header before Saido Berahino added his fifth and sixth goals of the campaign to ensure England pulled three points clear of Wales at the top of the section. Finland, who had Patrick O'Shaughnessy sent off 20 minutes from time, are now five points adrift of their opponents having played a game more.

Buoyed by a 5-0 victory against Lithuania last time out, England started brightly against the side who held them to a 1-1 draw in Tampere in September. They had to wait until the 21st minute for the opener, though, as Keane climbed highest to head in James Ward-Prowse's inviting free-kick.

Gareth Southgate's team doubled their lead eight minutes before half-time when Berahino converted Luke Shaw's low cross. The hosts started the second period as they finished the first, with Southampton FC midfielder Ward-Prowse forcing Jesse Joronen into a fine save. Any hope Finland had of getting back into the match vanished when O'Shaughnessy received his second yellow card.

Berahino completed the scoring a minute into added time with a neat finish after good build-up play involving substitute Thomas Ince. England play San Marino on 19 November, while Finland are not in action against until 5 March.

Last updated: 05/06/15 6.24CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011367/postmatch/report/index.html#england+pull+clear

Lineups

England

England

Finland

Finland

1
ButlandJack Butland (GK) (C)
1
JoronenJesse Joronen (GK) (C)
2
JenkinsonCarl Jenkinson
3
AspegrenFelipe Aspegren
3
ShawLuke Shaw
4
HatakkaDani Hatakka
4
ChalobahNathaniel Chalobah
Substitution64
6
LodRobin Lod
Substitution78
5
StonesJohn Stones
7
YaghoubiMoshtagh Yaghoubi
Yellow Card73
6
KeaneWilliam Keane
Goal21
8
KauppiKalle Kauppi
Substitution64
7
ZahaWilfried Zaha
9
VäyrynenTim Väyrynen
8
Ward-ProwseJames Ward-Prowse
10
PaananenAleksi Paananen
9
BerahinoSaido Berahino
Goal37
Yellow Card37
Goal90+1
14
D. O'ShaughnessyDaniel O'Shaughnessy
Yellow Card57
10
MorrisonRavel Morrison
Substitution83
15
P. O'ShaughnessyPatrick O'Shaughnessy
Yellow Card42
Red Card70
11
SterlingRaheem Sterling
Substitution65
16
AlhoNikolai Alho
Substitution90+2

Substitutes

13
LongGeorge Long (GK)
2
HoivalaAtte Hoivala
12
RobinsonJack Robinson
5
HämäläinenJuuso Hämäläinen
Substitution78
14
DierEric Dier
11
HertsiLoorents Hertsi
15
HughesWill Hughes
Substitution64
12
ViitalaWalter Viitala (GK)
16
LingardJesse Lingard
Substitution83
17
LehtonenJuho Lehtonen
Substitution90+2
17
InceTom Ince
Substitution65
18
BrechtelJesper Brechtel
Substitution64
18
IngsDanny Ings
19
HeimonenMarcus Heimonen

Coach

Gareth Southgate (ENG) Mika Laurikainen (FIN)

Referee

Paolo Valeri (ITA)

Assistant referees

Alessandro Giallatini (ITA), Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)

Fourth official

Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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