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FINAL MEETING vs. ANDORRA
  Saturday, 9 October 2021
2022 FIFA World Cup UEFA Group I qualification match


Andorra 0 England 5 [0-2]
 




Players lost since last match
Jimmy Greaves (19 Sept. 2021), 81
Roger Hunt (27 September 2021), 83
black armbands worn
Andorra is the 79th nation visited
Estadi Nacional d'Andorra, Baixada del Molí, Andorra La Vella
Kick-off (CEST): 8.46pm 7.46pm BST
Attendance: 2,285
Aarón Sánchez kicked off 95 minutes 47:59 & 47:15
  [0-1] Ben Chilwell 17 16:32
left-footed strike low to right corner from 11 yards following a Jadon Sancho lay-off
disallowed for offside: VAR checked: awarded goal 18:25
[0-2] Bukayo Saka 40 39:32
left-footed strike from corner of 6 yard box into top right corner following a Phil Foden thro' ball.
  [0-3] Tammy Abraham 59 58:05
poked in past Gómes with his stretched right foot from 4 yards following a Jadon Sancho cross
VAR checked for offside: goal stood 59:27
[0-3]James Ward-Prowse penalty 79 78:28
 right-footed penalty saved as Gómes dived to his left
(Chus Rúbio fouled Grealish 76:53, awarded 76:56)
VAR checked: award stood 77:44

[0-4] James Ward-Prowse 79 78:30
 followed up his own penalty miss with his left foot from 8yds to Gómes' left
[0-5] Jack Grealish 86 85:32
picked up Sam Johnstone's long throw to dribble the ball past defenders and score with his right foot, low to the right of goal, from 16 yards
Cristian Martínez 42 41:44
John Stones 42 41:45
Jadon Sancho 45+1 45:33
Marc Rebés 55 54:33
Conor Coady 85 84:59
Commentator: Sam Matterface with Lee Dixon
 
"DORR SLAMMED" Daily Star on Sunday
Officials (black) from Ukraine Andorra Squad Type England Squad
Referee
 Kateryna Volodymrivna Monzul
40 (5 July 1981)
, Kharkiv, FIFA listed 2004. first female to take charge
2 Goal Attempts 19
0 Attempts on Target 8
Assistant Referees 0 Hit Bar/Post 0
Maryna Striletska Svitlana Grushko 2 Corner Kicks Won 7
Fourth official
Denys Shurman
34 (6 November 1986)
 
FIFA Referee Assessor - Marco Borg, Malta
FIFA Match Commissioner - Haris Gvozden, Bosnia & Herzegovina
3 Offside Calls Against 7
20 Fouls Conceded 9
19% Possession 81%

  
Video Assistant Officials  
Stéphanie Frappart
37 (14 December 1983), Le Plessisi-Bouchard, France
Assistant VAR official - Viktor Matyash, Ukraine
  
Andorra Team
 
Rank: FIFA (16th Sept 2021) 156th
EFO ranking
n/a
ELO rating 185th
Colours: Made by Macron - Red v-necked wing-collared jerseys with blue winged collars & blue/yellow cuffs, red shorts, and red socks.
Capt: Mark Vales
Ildefons Lima 30:23
returned to Vales 60:50
Manager: Jesús Luis 'Koldo' Álvarez de Eulate Güerge, 51 (4 September 1970 in Vitoria, Spain), appointed 2 February 2010.
91st match, W 5 - D 13 - L 73 - F - - A -.
Andorra Lineup
1 Gómes Moreira, Josep A. 35
310 days
3 December 1985 G Inter Club d'Escaldes 77 0
18 Rúbio Gómez, Jesus 27
30 days
9 September 1994 RB FC Santa Coloma 31 0
22 García González, Christian, injured off 31st min. 22
247 days
4 February 1999 RCD AD Alcorcón B, Spain 5 0
3 Vales González, Marc 31
188 days
4 April 1990 CD/RCD Sandefjord Fotball, Norway 75 4
20 Llovera González-Adrio, Max 24
274 days
8 January 1997 LCD EC Granollers, Spain 46 0
21 García Renom, Marc 33
202 days
21 March 1988 LB CF Montañesa, Spain 52 0
2 Martínez Alejo, Cristian, off 64th min. 31
358 days
16 October 1989 RM
 
FC Santa Coloma
 
75
 
5
 
42nd min. for kicking and niggling at John Stones at the corner flag
         
4 Rebés Ruiz, Marc 27
98 days
3 July 1994 RDM
 
Stade Beaucairois 30, France
 
43
 
3
 
55th min. for slapping Ben Chilwell in his mid-riff before running for the ball
         
8 Vieira de Vasconcelos, Xavier 29
268 days
14 January 1992 LDM Atlètic Club d'Escaldes 5 0
23 Rúbio Gómez, Jordi, off 82nd min. 33
342 days
1 November 1987 LM Inter Club d'Escaldes 54 0
9 Sánchez Alburquerque, Aarón, off 64th min. 25
126 days
5 June 1996
in Salamanca, Spain
CF UE Engordany 26 0
Andorra Substitutes
scoreline: Andorra 0 England 1
6 Lima Solà, Ildefons, on 31st min. (30:01) for C.García, injured off 62nd min. 41
303 days
10 December 1979
in Barcelona, Spain
CD Inter Club d'Escaldes 133 11
mst apps mst gls
scoreline: Andorra 0 England 3
5 García Miramontes, Emili J., on 63rd min. (62:52) for Lima 32
271 days
11 January 1989 CD Inter Club d'Escaldes 58 1
19 Fernández Betriu, Ricardo, on 64th min. (63:15) for Sánchez 22
204 days
19 March 1999 CF SD Formentera, Spain 18 0
14 Aláez Peña, Jordi, on 64th min. (63:28) for C.Martínez 23
259 days
23 January 1998 RM Diagoras FC, Greece 42 1
scoreline: Andorra 0 England 4
17 Cervós Moro, Joan, on 81st min. (81:48) for Jordi Rúbio 23
227 days
24 February 1998 LM AE Prat, Spain 30 0
result: Andorra 0 England 5
unused substitutes:  7-Marc Pujol, 11-Sergio Moreno, 12-Iker Álvarez, 13-Francisco Pires, 16-Eric de Pablos.
team notes: Christian García was initially injured, pulling his hamstring, before he chased Jesse Lingard for the ball, his sliding tackle (23:36) putting the ball out of play. He himself eventually went off the field (24:29) for further treatment. He was allowed to return (25:51). His replacement was eventually ordered (29:23).
Ildefons Lima himself was then chasing Sancho, at the opposite end of the ground, when he himself pulled up (60:01) and collapsed with a hamstring strain. He was helped off the field (c60:50) to the dugout and not replaced for another two minutes.
Head Coach Koldo, as Andorra's goalkeeper, has conceded all of the goals that England have scored against Andorra. The sixteen have come in the two matches of the 2006-07 European Championship qualifying campaign, and the 2008-09 World Cup qualifying campaign.
 
5-4-1 Gómes -
Js.Rúbio, C.García (Lima (E.García), Vales, llovera, M.Garcia -
C.Martínez (Aláez), Rebés, Vieira, Jd.Rúbio (Cervós) -
Sánchez (Fernández).
notes: when Lima came on, he and Vales swapped positions
Averages (Starting XI): Age 29 years 158 days Appearances/Goals 44.4 1.1
 
England Team
 
Rank: FIFA (16th Sept 2021) 3rd
EFO ranking Group One (3rd)
ELO rating 5th
Colours: The Nike 2020 home uniform - White crew-necked jerseys with navy blue collar and side trim, blue shorts with pale blue side stripe, white socks.
Capt: Kieran Trippier
2nd, W 2 - D 0 - L 0 - F 8 - A 0
Manager: Gareth Southgate, 51 (3 September 1970), appointed caretaker manager on 27 September 2016, appointed as permanent manager on 30 November 2016.
65th match, W 42 - D 13 - L 10 - F 136 - A 41
England Lineup
1
Johnstone, Samuel L. 28
198 days
25 March 1993 G West Bromwich Albion FC 3 0ᵍᵃ
final app 2021
2 Trippier, Kieran J. 31
20 days
19 September 1990 RB Club Atlético de Madrid, Spain 35 1
final app 2015-21
3
Chilwell, Benjamin J. 24
292 days
21 December 1996 LB Chelsea FC 15 1
4 Ward-Prowse, James M.E. 26
342 days
1 November 1994 DM Southampton FC 9 2 ¹
37th penalty-kick missed (134) final app 2017-21
5 Stones, John, off 60th min. 27
134 days
28 May 1994 RCD
 
Manchester City FC
 
52 2
42nd min. for reacting to the kicking and niggling of Cristian Martínez
         
6 Coady, Conor D. 28
226 days
23 February 1993 LCD
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
 
7
 
1
 
85th min. for going in tough and fouling Jordi Aláez near the touchline
         
7
Saka, Bukayo A.T.M. 20
34 days
5 September 2001 LF Arsenal FC 12 3
8
Foden, Philip W. 21
134 days
28 May 2000 LM Manchester City FC 10 2
9
Bakumo-Abraham, K.O. Tamaraebi, off 80th min. 24
9 days
2 October 1997 CF AS Roma, Italy 7 2
the first Roma player to represent England
10 Lingard, Jesse E., off 73rd min. 28
298 days
15 December 1996 RM Manchester United FC 32 6
final app 2016-21
11
Sancho, Jadon M., off 72nd min. 21
198 days
25 March 2000 RF
 
Manchester United FC 23 3
45th+1 min. for reacting to the referee for awarding a free-kick against him the 70th United player to represent England final app 2018-21
         
England Substitutes
scoreline: Andorra 0 England 3
15 Tomori, Oluwafikayomi O., on (59:28) 60th min. for Stones 23
294 days
19 December 1997
in Calgary, Canada
CD AC Milan, Italy 2 0 0
2
the fifth Milan player to represent England final app 2019-21
21 Grealish, Jack P., on 72nd min. (71:55) for Sancho 26
29 days
 
10 September 1995
 
RF
 
Manchester City FC
 
16
 
9 1
 
7
  
99th goal by a substitute
19 Mount, Mason T., on 73rd min. (72:16) for Lingard 22
272 days
10 January 1999 RM Chelsea FC 25 17 4
8
scoreline: Andorra 0 England 4
23 Watkins, Oliver G.A., on 80th min. (79:16) for Abraham 25
158 days
30 December 1995 CF Aston Villa FC 4 0 1
4
result: Andorra 0 England 5
unused substitutes: 12-Kyle Walker, 13-Aaron Ramsdale, 14-Jordan Henderson, 16-Tyrone Mings, 17-Declan Rice, 18-Raheem Sterling,  20-Harry Kane, 22-Jordan Pickford.
team notes: Jack Grealish's great great grandfather, Billy Garraty, also played for England in 1903.
AC Milan become the first foreign-based club outside the UK to provide five England players (still two behind Rangers as most players from a club outside England).
AS Roma are the 143rd different club to provide a player for England. As a consequence, Abraham becomes the 35th, and Tomori the 36th players to represent England from clubs outside the country.
manager notes: Southgate's record fiftieth competitive match. - seven more than second placed Bobby Robson
records: Unbeaten in 28 World Cup qualification matches, having not lost since October 2009 (W21 D6).
Unbeaten in seventeen matches, best since September 1988-May 1990.
England's seventieth win in October, their second goal was the 275th in the month.
This is England's twelfth clean sheet in 2021, a new record for a calendar year (with three matches remaining).
 
4-3-3 Johnstone -
Trippier, Stones (Tomori), Coady, Chilwell -
Lingard (Mount), Ward-Prowse, Foden -
Sancho
(Grealish), Abraham (Watkins), Saka
Averages (Starting XI): Age 25 years 272 days Appearances/Goals 18.6 1.8
 
    Match Report by Mike Payne

An artificial pitch and the first ever female referee for an England men's international gave this match some talking points before iten started, and not to mention the fire at the ground the day before!  Luckily the match went ahead as planned and with this sort of game it was all about the attitude of the England players on the night.  We need not have worried, as right from the start England made it clear they were up for the points.

Gareth Southgate had made several changes from the previous match, but England were soon on top.  James Ward-Prowse was to the forefront with two expertly taken free-kicks and with five minutes gone his pass almost led to an opening for Ben Chilwell, steaming in from the left.  Then three minutes later a move involving Bukayo Saka and Jesse Lingard looked promising but eventually petered out, but England's intentions were there for all to see as they swiftly moved the ball about the team to stretch the home defenders.  The only thing missing in those first ten minutes was a decisive final pass.

On 12 minutes a fine pass from Phil Foden to Jadon Sancho ended with a good cross into the middle.  The ball flicked off of a defender and that was enough to deceive Tammy Abraham, who was looking to pounce.  Another wonderful pass from Foden, superb allening, saw Chilwell head wide when he might have done better.  England's attacks were continuous and after forcing a couple of fruitless corners they finally took the lead in the 17th minute.

The goal came after Sancho's clever lay-back for Chilwell was thumped past the goalkeeper for what appeared to be the first England goal by the Chelsea full-back.  Alas, the referee signalled offside and ruled the goal out, much to the player's dismay.  But a VAR check was carried out, and after what seemed an age, the referee signalled a goal!  Chilwell was at last able to celebrate.

The pressure was relentless from England with the Andorra defenders chasing shadows at times.  Over the next ten minutes Kieran Trippier saw a shot saved at the near post, Abraham saw his header beaten out by the goalkeeper from Sancho's cross, several corners were won and the way England regained possession on the few occasions they lost the ball, showed their determination to keep that pressure on.  Conor Coady and John Stones, who were engineering all the moves from the back, went up for one of the corners and came very close to adding to England's lead.

I wrote in my notes that it was only a matter of time before that second goal came, and just as I did that, England made it 2-0.  It was the 40th minute when a sublime pass by Foden found Saka roaring in from the right.  His control from the pass was superb and the shot to finish the move was lethal.  It was a fantastic goal, and thoroughly deserved reward for the Arsenal man.

In the closing minutes of the half, Andorra lost their cool a little, with some nasty challenges.  Stones was booked after one of those challenges upset him.  Sancho also earned a booking as the game threatened to get out of hand.  A challenge on him late in the half was particularly aggressive.  As the players went off at the break it was important for Southgate to get across to his players not to get too involved in the roughhouse tactics.  The referee, on the whole, handled the job well, with a decisiveness that left no-one in any doubt who was in charge.

The second-half continued in exactly the same vein as the first had ended, with England totally on top and probing relentlessly for gaps in the hone defence.  The pitch did show up some poor first touches at times, although not too often, thankfully.  On 52 minutes another superb pass from the educated foot of Foden found Chilwell with another great chance.  But instead of heading for goal he tried to head the ball down to Abraham, but messed it up and the chance was lost.

Nothing was coming forward from the Andorra side, and when it did, Stones and Coady easily dealt with the moves.  Just before the hour mark, England added a third goal.  Good combination play between Chilwell and Sancho down the left ended with a great cross to the middle from the latter, and there was Abraham, nipping in front of the goalkeeper to toe-poke the ball home.  The defenders were nowhere to be seen and Josep Gomes in goal, rightly looked perplexed.  Ildefons Lima, the home defender, himself a substitute, then had to go off after pulling up as he chased Sancho, a victim of the pitch it would seem.  Stones was replaced by Mister Tomori, I say Mister, because his Christian name is impossible to spell unless we call him Olli!  It was the AC Milan player's second cap for England.

The home side brought on two more substitutes, and actually forced a couple of corners, but these were dealt with effectively.  On 73 minutes Mason Mount and Jack Grealish came on for Sancho and Lingard, and immediately England livened up again after a subdued spell.  Four minutes after coming on, Grealish was brought down in the box by Jesus Rubio and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.  Up stepped Ward-Prowse, but his spot-kick was saved by Gomes, only for the rebound to be fired home by the Southampton player, much to his relief.

After more home substitutions, Sam Johnstone was forced into his first save of the night, a good one too, except that the forward was offside anyway.  Coady became the third player booked, for reasons unclear, but then on 86 minutes a fine goal from England ended the rout.  Johnstone claimed an assist as he caught a free-kick, spotted Grealish already on his way, and arrowed a fine throw-out right into his path.  Grealish bore down on goal, beat a couple of defenders slightly fortuitously, and then fired in a good shot to beat the keeper.  Johnstone and Grealish gave each other the thumbs up, after what was a lovely piece of football.

England almost added a sixth right on the whistle, but the game ended at 5-0 and a very good, positive performance by this young England side.  Teams like Andorra have to be beaten, and England carried it off well.  As for the referee, Kateryna Monzul can be very pleased with the way she handled the game and I'm sure we will see her again soon
    
  

Source Notes

TheFA.com
BBC Sport
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  UEFA.com
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor
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