Late Goals Add Gloss To England Victory

Last updated : 05 September 2021 By Three Lions

The Three Lions eased past Andorra at Wembley on Sunday afternoon to maintain their 100% record in qualification for the 2022 World Cup.

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Gareth Southgate made 11 changes from the side that swept past Hungary on Thursday evening but a much-altered England still enjoyed near-total domination of the ball throughout the first-half.

Jesse Lingard opened the scoring on 18 minutes and was denied a quickfire second by an offside flag while an acrobatic Conor Coady overhead kick went over the bar.

Debutant Patrick Bamford worked hard for opportunities but England couldn't completely kill the game off until Southgate introduced Harry Kane, Jack Grealish and Mason Mount to proceedings, Grealish and Mount combining to earn a penalty which Kane despatched.

An upbeat crowd of 67,000 enjoyed their day in the Wembley sunshine, the afternoon more one of appreciation for Euro 2020 exploits rather than one to sit on the edge of your seats, and went home happy following a further goal for Lingard and a birthday strike for Bukayo Saka.

A busy week of action concludes in Poland on Wednesday night.