San Marino Stadium - Serravalle 22/03/2013 - 21:00CET (21:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group H

San Marino - England
0-8
 

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Eight-goal England enjoy stroll in San Marino

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 22.45CET
San Marino 0-8 England
Jermain Defoe struck twice as the visitors, who remain two points off top spot in Group H, registered their biggest victory since October 1987.
by Wayne Harrison
Eight-goal England enjoy stroll in San Marino
Jermain Defoe and Leighton Baines celebrate one of England's eight goals in Serravalle ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

San Marino
England

0

Goals scored

8

1

Total attempts

22

0

Attempts on target

11

1

off target

9

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

2

1

Corners

15

1

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

4

4

Fouls suffered

7

Lineups

San Marino

San Marino

England

England

1A. Simoncini (GK)1Hart (GK)
2F. Vitaioli2Walker
3Palazzi3Baines
4A. Gasperoni4Cleverley
56
5Ales. Della Valle
12
5Lescott
6D. Simoncini
53
6Smalling
7M. Vitaioli7Oxlade-Chamberlain
29
8F. Bollini
81
8Lampard (C)
42
66
9Cervellini
59
9Defoe
35
77
10Selva (C)
75
10Rooney
54
56
11Cibelli
67
11Young
39

Substitutes

12F. Valentini (GK)13Foster (GK)
13S. Bacciocchi12Parker
66
14Bianchi14A. Cole
15Buscarini
67
15Taylor
16Coppini16Caulker
17Alex Della Valle17Milner
18D. Rinaldi
75
18Gerrard
19C. Valentini
81
19Carrick
20Vannucci20Osman
56
21Welbeck
22Sturridge
56
70
23Forster (GK)

Coaches

Giampaolo Mazza (SMR) Roy Hodgson (ENG)

Referee

Alain Bieri (SUI)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 23:14 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 22.45CET

Eight-goal England enjoy stroll in San Marino

San Marino 0-8 England
Jermain Defoe struck twice as the visitors, who remain two points off top spot in Group H, registered their biggest victory since October 1987.

England remain two points behind Montenegro at the top of FIFA World Cup qualifying Group H after an emphatic victory against San Marino.

While England were scoring eight in a game for the first time since overwhelming Turkey in October 1987, the leaders were triumphing in Moldova, meaning the standings remain the same ahead of the meeting of the top two in Podgorica on Tuesday. 

Having needed 35 minutes to make the breakthrough in the reverse fixture at Wembley in October, England were five to the good by half-time courtesy of a Alessandro Della Valle own goal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jermain Defoe, Ashley Young and Frank Lampard. Wayne Rooney, substitute Daniel Sturridge and Defoe added further goals after the break. 

Lampard and Oxlade-Chamberlain, who lifted the ball against the crossbar following a knock-down from Rooney, had threatened before Della Valle sliced a cross from Leighton Baines into his own net after 12 minutes.

Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rooney linked up again on the half-hour – this time the Arsenal FC winger made no mistake. Receiving the ball from Kyle Walker, he exchanged passes with the Manchester United FC striker in the penalty area and fired beyond Aldo Simoncini for his second senior international goal, having opener his account in England's 5-0 success against Giampaolo Mazza's side five months ago.

Three goals in seven minutes then followed, with Oxlade-Chamberlain nodding down Rooney's cross for Defoe before Young rifled a shot in off the underside of the crossbar. Lampard rounded off the first-half scoring by placing Baines' cut-back across Simoncini.

Rooney scored for the fourth successive international when he curled in a free-kick from a central position nine minutes after the restart, while Sturridge celebrated his first for his country after Young had delivered a cross to the far post. Defoe had the last word, adroitly turning in Walker's assist from the byline to leave England in good heart for Tuesday's test in Montenegro.  

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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