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FT: England 3-0 Republic of Ireland. Fine performance from the home side, as the young stars shone at Wembley. Goals from Maguire, Sancho and Calvert-Lewin did the damage, with Ireland remaining winless in six games under Stephen Kenny. Thanks for joining us. Goodnight.
Two minutes of added time here.
James with the corner, but Maguire heads just wide.
Abraham has options either side, but he cannot squeeze the pass through to Maitland-Niles.
Ireland are at least showing some pressing here late on.
Bellingham is caught in possession on the halfway line. Has looked a little nervous, understandably, so far.
England pressing for more here. So much energy in this young side.
Extra-time in both Euro 2020 play-offs involving the home nations tonight!
Cross into the middle is just too high for Abraham.
Want to feel old?
- OffMason MountEngland
- OnJude BellinghamEngland
What a moment for Jude Bellingham, as he becomes the third youngest-ever player to be capped by England. He replaces Mount.
Henderson finally called into action, as he blocks Browne's shot with his feet.
- OffConor HourihaneRepublic of Ireland
- OnJayson MolumbyRepublic of Ireland
Double change for Ireland as Jason Malumby and Calum Curtis on for Hourihane and Idah.
Michael Keane hooks the ball back in, but Abraham is not alert to the loose ball.
Saka's superb delivery catches everyone out, with Maguire missing his header.
A big moment is coming for the young man.
- OffDominic Calvert-LewinEngland
- OnTammy AbrahamEngland
Another change for England, with Calvert-Lewin replaced by Tammy Abraham.
- OffJack GrealishEngland
- OnPhil FodenEngland
A double change for England, too. Grealish and Mings are replaced by Phil Foden and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
- OffCallum O'DowdaRepublic of Ireland
- OnJames McCleanRepublic of Ireland
Triple change for Ireland, with Kevin Long, James McClean and Robbie Brady are on for O'Dowda, Christie and Horgan.
England come again. Grealish is on the right flank now, looking to work a gap.
Looked like it was his 100th.
That is game over now. England are in firm command of this.
- Goal by penaltyDominic Calvert-LewinEngland
GGGGGOOOOOOAAALLLLLLL!!!! England 3-0 Republic of Ireland. What a penalty from Calvert-Lewin! Top corner from the Everton man.
PENALTY FOR ENGLAND. Saka commits Christie into the tackle, goes down, penalty.
Grealish again the danger, but he cannot get the cross over.
Saka clips a cross to the back post, but Sancho gets his header all wrong.
WIDE! Lovely flick through from Mings, skill not befitting of a defender, Saka collects the ball, but prods wide. Good chance.
Grealish starts the second half as he finished the first, taking people on, before curling wide.
Big goal for Scotland in Serbia!
- OffNick PopeEngland
- OnDean HendersonEngland
We are back under way here. Dean Henderson has replaced Pope in goal, making his debut.
He has ran the show so far.
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HT: England 2-0 Republic of Ireland. Easy as you like for the home side, with goals from Maguire and Sancho putting Gareth Southgate's side in command.
Two minutes of added time here.
England just playing keep-ball at the moment, and looking comfortable.
Big gulf between these two sides tonight.
Mount this time with the attempted cross, but it is cut out.
BLOCK! Great ball from Grealish, again, into Sancho, who skips past one, drills for goal, but it is blocked by Christie.
Grealish is picking up the ball in a variety of positions.
A timely goal for the man himself, too.
Finally some possession for Ireland, who have been second best comfortably.
It really was.
He may not be in red-hot form for Dortmund, but Sancho gets the ball out of his feet after collecting a pass from Grealish, and shows his quality, drilling into the bottom corner.
- GoalJadon SanchoEngland
GGGOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!! England 2-0 Republic of Ireland. A first goal in over a year for his country for Sancho!
England are all over Ireland here as Maguire's header is tipped over.
BLOCK! Lovely football from England, Grealish feeds it through for Reece James, who pulls it back for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but Shane Duffy is across to make a fine block.
Sancho becoming more involved for England down the right flank.
England are stepping it up here. Grealish is lively, as is Mount.
He is more than capable.
Mason Mount with a low cross, which is eventually cleared, before the same man drives for goal from distance, but it is blocked.
It is only his second goal for England, but after what he has been through, he will cherish that one! Winks with the cross and Maguire, who had stayed up from a corner, heads into the net.
- GoalHarry MaguireEngland
GGGGOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! England 1-0 Republic of Ireland. Redemption for Maguire as he heads England in front.
Great defending from Tyrone Mings as he hooks the ball clear in his six-yard box. Republic of Ireland are very much the better team early on.
Early blow for Ireland as Egan is unable to continue. Dara O'Shea is on in his place.
Good goalkeeping from Nick Pope as he comes out to punch free-kick from Hourihane clear.
Darly Horgan is causing a few problems on the right. First, his low ball for Callum O'Dowda is blocked well by Michael Keane, and then his first-time cross fizzes across goal, with no white Ireland shirt to meet it
CHANCE! Sancho flicks a corrner on, Tyrone Mings is there, but can only head over the top from close range.
Corner comes into the middle, but John Egan climbs highest to head clear. Egan comes off worse for wear.
Sancho tries to cut inside but he is tackled. Cagey opening here.
Grealish wins his first foul. Will be one of many this evening.
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KICK OFF! We are under way at Wembley.
So here we go. England are looking to avoid losing consecutive matches for only a second time under Gareth Southgate, losing three in a row in September 2018. It is anthems time!
Ahead of kick off catch up with all the latest transfer talk from across Europe as Cristiano Ronaldo is linked with a return to Manchester.
HOME COMFORTS: England are unbeaten in their last 12 home friendly matches (W8 D4) since losing 1-2 against the Netherlands at Wembley in March 2016 under Roy Hodgson.
Big news about England's next match...
HEAD TO HEAD: England and the Republic of Ireland last faced in June 2015 in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium, drawing 0-0. At Wembley, their last meeting was in May 2013 in a friendly, sharing a 1-1 draw. Republic of Ireland have never beaten England at Wembley, playing there six times previously without success (D3 L3). England are winless in seven matches against the Republic of Ireland (D5 L2), their joint-worst current winless run against an opponent, with the Three Lions also seven without a win against Romania.
GREALISH AND SANCHO START, IDAH LEADS ROI ATTACK: His form has proven impossible to ignore, with Jack Grealish handed his second England start this evening. Jadon Sancho lines up in attack, with Harry Maguire captaining in the side in the heart of defence. Dortmund teenager Jude Bellingham is on the bench. Adam Idah starts up front for the visitors, while Shane Duffy is named as captain with both Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy out.
TEAM NEWS - ENGLAND: Pope, James, Keane, Maguire, Mings, Saka, Winks, Mount, Sancho, Grealish, Calvert-Lewin... Subs: D Henderson, Pickford, Rice, Abraham, Maitland-Niles, Bellingham, Foden, Dier, Kane, Chilwell, J Henderson. /// IRELAND: Randolph, Doherty, Duffy, Horgan, Egan, Browne, Hendrick, O'Dowda, Hourihane, Christie, Idah Subs; Travers, Kelleher, Brady, McClean, Long, Collins, Maguire, O'Shea, Curtis, Molumby.
The teams are in...
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of England's friendly clash with Republic of Ireland from Wembley. There have been five straight draws in this fixture, with no side tasting victory in 34 years! England's last home match ended in a surprise defeat, so they will be keen to get back to winning ways this evening.