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Qualifying round - Group 1

England - Finland
3-0
 

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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
 

Match statistics

England
Finland

3

Goals scored

0

11

Total attempts

6

9

on target

2

1

off target

0

1

blocked

4

1

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

4

3

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

7

Fouls committed

19

19

Fouls suffered

5

Lineups

England

England

Finland

Finland

1Butland (GK) (C)1Joronen (GK) (C)
2Jenkinson3Aspegren
3Shaw4Hatakka
4Chalobah
64
6Lod
78
5Stones7Yaghoubi
73
6Keane
21
8Kauppi
64
7Zaha9Väyrynen
8Ward-Prowse10Paananen
9Berahino
37
37
90+1
14D. O'Shaughnessy
57
10Morrison
83
15P. O'Shaughnessy
42
70
11Sterling
65
16Alho
90+2

Substitutes

13Long (GK)2Hoivala
12Robinson5Hämäläinen
78
14Dier11Hertsi
15Hughes
64
12Viitala (GK)
16Lingard
83
17Lehtonen
90+2
17Ince
65
18Brechtel
64
18Ings19Heimonen

Coaches

Gareth Southgate (ENG) Mika Laurikainen (FIN)

Referee

Paolo Valeri (ITA)

Standings

Last updated: 10/11/2014 14:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
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: 14/11/13 23.50CET

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