World Cup Qualification UEFA • Group I
  • 2nd Half
  • England
  • Andorra
  • Rubio
    90'
  • Fernandez
    88'
  • San NicolásCervós
    87'
  • VieiraLima
    87'
  • Saka
    85'
  • Mings
    82'
  • Lingard
    78'
  • ClementeMartinez
    74'
  • RubioGarcia Renom
    74'
  • Garcia
    72'
  • Kane (P)
    71'
  • SánchezFernandez
    66'
  • Rubio
    64'
  • BamfordKane
    62'
  • JamesGrealish
    62'
  • BellinghamMount
    62'
  • 1st Half
  • England
  • Andorra
  • Rebés
    45'
  • Vales
    38'
  • Lingard
    18'
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England - Andorra

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Peep! That's full time, and England have, eventually, cantered to a comfortable win.

90+3'

Rubio becomes the sixth Andorran to go in the book for a late tackle.

90' 

We'll have a minimum of three additional minutes. In other news in the group, Albania lead Hungary 1-0. If that holds, England could take a very commanding lead in this section with a win over Poland on Wednesday.

90' 

CLOSE! Kane curls one for the far corner, only to be denied by a superb one-handed save from Gomes Moreira.

88' 

Almost a hat-trick for Lingard, who shoots from the penalty spot but it's blocked behind for a corner.

86' 

Cervos replaces San Nicolas for Andorra, and Ildefons Lima comes on for Vieira.

Lima's story is lovely; he's 41 and made his debut for Andorra at 17 in their second ever international, all the way back in 1997. This is his 131st cap, and he assumes the armband.

  • Bukayo Saka
    GoalBukayo SakaEnglandGOAL! England 4 (Saka 85) Andorra 0 Happy birthday! It's a much happier Wembley memory for Saka here. England take a quick corner to Lingard, who crosses while the Andorran defence are asleep and Saka plants a header into the net from six yards out.
85' 

GOAL! England 4 (Saka 85) Andorra 0

Happy birthday! It's a much happier Wembley memory for Saka here. England take a quick corner to Lingard, who crosses while the Andorran defence are asleep and Saka plants a header into the net from six yards out.

83' 

Fernandez has a brief chance to have a run at Mings in the area, but is quickly relieved of the ball.

81' 

Grealish picks out Kane at the back post, who shins one onto the post when it was easier to score. The flag goes up anyway, he was offside.

80' 

Coady gets a ticking off for dumping Fernandez on the floor.

78' 

GOAL! England 3 (Lingard 78) Andorra 0

England go up a gear and score again. A winding, cross-pitch run from Grealish finds Saka, who in turn finds Lingard on the left edge of the area. Lingard opens up and hits a bouncing shot through the dive of Gomes Moreira and into the bottom corner.

75' 

Apparently Carlos Garcia was booked for taking issue with the award of the penalty, and will also miss the Hungary match on Tuesday.

74'

Andorra make two changes. Marc Garcia replaces Rubio, while Alex Martinez is on for Clemente.

  • Harry Kane
    Goal by penaltyHarry KaneEnglandGOAL! England 2 (Kane 72) Andorra 0 It's there! Kane drills it low into the bottom left; he's now level with Michael Owen as the fifth highest scorer in the history of the men's national team.
72' 

GOAL! England 2 (Kane 72) Andorra 0

It's there! Kane drills it low into the bottom left; he's now level with Michael Owen as the fifth highest scorer in the history of the men's national team.

71' 

PENALTY! Nimble footwork from Grealish and Mount works the latter into the area, and Garcia bundles the latter over from behind. The third sub, Kane, will take the kick.

68' 

It's been an oddly flat second half from England. Can the three subs get them going now?

66'

Fernandez replaces Sanchez for Andorra.

  • Jordi Rubio
    Yellow cardJordi RubioAndorraOuch! Rubio catches Saka with a nasty one on the ankle, and is booked.
64' 

Ouch! Rubio catches Saka with a nasty one on the ankle, and is booked.

63' 

Lingard slide rules Saka through on goal, right down the middle of the pitch. He's offside though, so won't mind the fact that he went on to see his shot saved.

62'

Changes for England. Kane, Mount and Grealish enter the fray, with Bamford, Bellingham and James departing.

59' 

Cross after cross after cross for England. Bellingham slides a dangerous low one through the six-yard box, but there's no one there to take advantage.

We're almost an hour in, and the Andorrans have made a decent fist of keeping England at bay here.

56' 

A very, very brief moment of alarm for Alexander-Arnold as he gives the ball away carelessly 30 yards from England's goal. Andorra give it straight back though, and England are heading up the pitch again.

55' 

Henderson nine irons one to Bamford in the area. Bamford nods it down to Lingard, who juggles the ball, swivels and then miscues a half-volley over the bar.

52' 

Henderson clips a first time pass into the inside right channel for Saka. From there Saka tries to slide rule a low cross the Bamford, but his attempted shot is partially blocked and Moreira gathers.

51' 

Alexander-Arnold is now firmly stationed on the right of the Andorra area, presumably with the brief to fire in crosses as and when.

49' 

OFF THE BAR! James has dropped into midfield it seems. From there he piles forward and, from 25 yards out, whips a delicious curler onto the top of the crossbar and away.

47' 

CHANCE! Coady whips a ball to the back post from deep. Bellingham wins it ahead of Moreira and the ball eventually falls to Bamford twelve yards out. It's a half-volley, spinning awkwardly, and Bamford slashes it high and wide.

2ND HALF 

We're underway in the second half.

  • End of 1st Half
HT 

Peep! That's half-time.

45+3' 

Too high! Alexander-Arnold sand-wedges it high over the bar.

  • Marc Rebés
    Yellow cardMarc RebésAndorraRebes won't be playing in Andorra's next match either, as he clatters the breaking Saka just outside the area and is booked. Free kick to England here in a great position for Alexander-Arnold.
45+2' 

Rebes won't be playing in Andorra's next match either, as he clatters the breaking Saka just outside the area and is booked. Free kick to England here in a great position for Alexander-Arnold.

45' 

We'll have a minimum of three additional minutes.

44' 

Clemente Garces gets a head of steam up for Andorra, running the ball deep into the England half and forcing a foul from James.

43' 

It's relentless pressure from England, and Alexander-Arnold wins a corner.

40' 

A long cross to the back post finds Saka, whose loose header back across goal is rescued by Bellingham. He nudges it into the path of James, who lashes the ball over from a wide angle.

  • Marc Vales
    Yellow cardMarc ValesAndorraMarc Vales flattens Lingard on the left wing. Yellow card, and he'll miss Andorra's match with Hungary in the week.
38' 

Marc Vales flattens Lingard on the left wing. Yellow card, and he'll miss Andorra's match with Hungary in the week.

37' 

Alexander-Arnold finds Bellingham with a superb diagonal ball to the left of Andorra's area. Bellingham cuts inside his man and shoots into the side-netting; he's flagged for offside but he didn't look anywhere close to being so.

35' 

Trippier takes the free kick, and finds Bamford at the back post. Bamford heads a bouncing ball back across goal, where Coady shins an audacious attempt at a bicycle kick over the bar.

34' 

Lingard nutmegs Marcio Veira, who hauls him down for such a show of cheek. Free kick to England.

32' 

From the left touchline Lingard chips a lovely pass to Alexander-Arnold in the area. Alexander-Arnold can't control it though, and it bundles out for a goal kick.

30' 

A half-chance, as the birthday boys almost combine. Saka again drives at Andorra and clips a cross around the back of their defence where Bamford, exactly eight years his senior, can't connect as he slides in at the back post.

29' 

Henderson tries to give the Andorran defence the eyes and reverse a ball through to Saka in the area. It's good enough, but Saka didn't read it and the ball drifts out for a goal kick.

28' 

Saka goes on a meander across the field, which Rebes quickly gets bored of and hauls him down. Free kick to England.

25' 

As expected, there are a few on here for England if they really fancy it.

23' 

Vales tries to chip Johnstone from 50 yards. Ambitious, but then Johnstone was off his line; unfortunately the attempt hasn't got any lift on it and Johnstone catches it on the bounce.

21' 

DISALLOWED GOAL! Bamford lofts a ball to Lingard, who is clean through and beats Moreira with a lovely scooped finish. Only trouble is, he was two yards offside.

  • Jesse Lingard
    GoalJesse LingardEnglandGOAL! England 1 (Lingard 18) Andorra 0 England lead, and Bellingham starts it off again. His quick feet work the ball to Lingard, who finds Saka on the left edge of the area. Saka's cross is headed meekly away to the edge of the box where Lingard kills it first time, and slightly scuffs a shot low into the bottom corner.
18' 

GOAL! England 1 (Lingard 18) Andorra 0

England lead, and Bellingham starts it off again. His quick feet work the ball to Lingard, who finds Saka on the left edge of the area. Saka's cross is headed meekly away to the edge of the box where Lingard kills it first time, and slightly scuffs a shot low into the bottom corner.

17' 

CHANCE! Bellingham is back on the play quickly, jinking into space on the right, reaching the byline and picking out Saka on the edge of the six-yard box. Saka shoots, through the legs of a defender, and it flies inches wide.

16' 

There are a few late ones going in here. Bellingham is dumped over unceremoniously, but play goes on as Saka breaks forwards...

13' 

A late challenge on Lingard elicits a free kick to England, central and 35 yards out. Trippier dinks it over the wall to Lingard, who chests down to Saka, but the shot is smothered and there's a handball in there somewhere as it's a free kick to Andorra.

10' 

England speed the game up suddenly, and a lightning one-two between Lingard and Bamford almost gets the former through on the right side of the area, but Moreira slides out to claim the ball.

7' 

Superb play from Bellingham here, as he takes a clipped ball over the top from Trippier at full stretch. He's forced wide, but with hardly any space to work with and looking second favourite on a number of occasions, he slaloms through three tackles and finds Henderson. Some player, this lad.

4' 

It's Saka's 20th birthday today, and his present from Rubio is a lump on the ankle in the bottom left corner. Free kick to England.

3' 

Lingard chips a ball over the back of the Andorra defence for Alexander-Arnold. The attempted chest down to Bamford doesn't come off though, and Andorra win a free kick.

1'

Peep! We're underway.

16:59 

Some England fans in the stadium have unveiled a 'Walk Tall' banner in support of Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka, who all suffered horrendous abuse after the Euro 2020 final.

There follows a tribute to Paul Mariner, Terry Cooper and Doug Holden, three former England players who passed away this summer. Both sets of players then take the knee, to resounding applause at Wembley.

16:57 

The anthems are done, it’s nearly time to go. Your referee today is Anastasios Papapetrou.

16:54 

Sweet Caroline is blaring around Wembley, which is about three quarters full today. Both teams are in the tunnel, and about to stroll out onto the pitch.

16:50 

It feels like an important 90 minutes for Jesse Lingard today. He was an integral part of England's run to the semi-finals in Russia in 2018, but has struggled at club level in recent years and was loaned out to West Ham United for a chunk of last season. Manchester United are keeping hold of him for the time being, and after these internationals he'll return to a squad with a brutal competition for places in its front six.

16:46 

Formation update: it seems that Southgate fancies a shy at what Jurgen Klopp will surely have to commit to in the bear future, as Alexander-Arnold starts in a midfield three with Bellingham and Henderson. Either side of Mings and Coady, James and Trippier will tuck in as orthodox full-backs.

16:42 

England’s victory over Hungary on Thursday was overshadowed by the ugly scenes from sections of the crowd behind the goal England were attacking in the second half. Fifa are now investigating the incidents (in your own time, eh folks?) and we wait to see what action is taken. Today, England return to a Wembley where, ahead of England starting their campaign there at Euro 2020, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom refused to condemn fans that booed the England players who took the knee in opposition to racism; the act of taking the knee itself was described by the Home Secretary as ‘gesture politics’. What a world.

16:36 

England and Gareth Southgate will be spying an opportunity this week to effectively wrap up qualification for Qatar 2022. They already lead Group I by five points and victory here, and another in Warsaw on Tuesday, would surely put it beyond doubt.

There are games beyond this game though. After a swing and a miss in Russia in 2018, and a swing and an agonising near miss at Wembley in the Euros, Southgate’s team are edging ever closer to an international trophy. Because of the pandemic’s restructuring of the international calendar, the next opportunity is just 14 months away.

Southgate’s squad are young, adaptable and likely to improve the longer they stay together; whether they can finally start to control games in midfield and thus get over the line in a big tournament, remains to be seen. Bellingham and Henderson are the pivot today, and there’s surely a lot of hope invested in the former in making a crucial difference in the coming years.

16:29 

Andorra are currently ranked 156th in the world and have only ever won eight international matches, in 25 years of trying. Here they’ve set up in a 5-3-2, with back-door bolting being the priority. Marc Vales is one of the few players based outside of Andorra and turns out for Sandefjord in Norway; he bagged both goals in the 2-0 win over San Marino on Thursday.

16:21 

As predicted there are lots o’ changes for England. The big news is that there’s a debut up front for Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford, flanked I think by Saka and Lingard in a 3-4-3 with Alexander-Arnold and Trippier as wing-backs.

16:16 

Here's your Andorra (5-3-2):

Gomes Moreira; Rubio Gomez, Llovera Gonzalez, Vales Gonzalez, Garcia Gonzalez, Moises San Nicolas; Rubio Gomez, Rebes Ruiz, Clement Garces; Viera de Vasconcelos, Sanchez Alburquerque

16:11 

This is England for the evening:

16:02 

Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of England versus Andorra in World Cup Qualifying Group I.

It’s hard to build up the contest element to this fixture; England have played Andorra four times, winning on each occasion and with a total aggregate score of 16-0. Southgate has already indicated that he will significantly change the team that thrashed Hungary 4-0 a few days ago, with Wednesday’s taxing trip to Warsaw to face Poland in mind.

Although there’s no expectation that Andorra can get any kind of result here the visitors are, all things considered, on a reasonable run. A draw against Gibraltar in June and a victory over San Marino a few days ago sees them unbeaten in their last two; they’ve also netted in three of their last four matches, inclusive of taking a shock lead before collapsing to defeat against the Republic of Ireland in June.

There’s your scene set, let’s get about it. Team news from Wembley will be hot off the wires shortly.