Gareth Southgate’s side had a few problems in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Andorra.
Andorra – England 0-5:
As expected, the English had an easy task in picking up three fresh points in the World Cup qualifiers when Andorra were in the opposite half of the field on Saturday night.
Ben Chilwell, Bukayo Saka, Tammy Abraham, James Ward-Prowse and Jack Grealish scored the goals that secured England’s comfortable victory.
And so Gareth Southgate’s side are on a steady path to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, four points behind Albania in second place and three games remaining from the qualifiers.
– It makes it look easy
It was Chilwell who sent England into the lead right after the quarter ended. Phil Foden found Jadon Sancho running behind the defense, who appeared and played for Chilwell. On a semi-open goal from seven metres, the Chelsea defender got an easy task by scoring 1-0.
Five minutes before the break, Saka doubled up for the guests. Once again, Foden was central when he found the winger with a silky smooth pass over the Andorra defence. From an angle, the 20-year-old hit the ball into the net.
I love American football and Foden looked like a great midfielder. He was like Tom Brady. He just picks his teammates. He runs and has accurate passes to both sides. Roy Keane said he makes it look easy on ITV during the break.
Headed to a big win
England kept pressing Andorra’s goal after the break and 13 minutes into the half Abraham, who had a rare chance to take the lead from the start, increased the lead. Sancho was the recorder.
– Tonight is about to give Sancho a confidence boost, who will get a second assist in the match. It was also a good moment for Abraham representing the national team’s comeback with a goal, Peter Smith commented to Sky Sports.
Then it was Ward Prause’s turn to make his mark on the record sheet. The midfielder’s attempt at a penalty was first stopped by Andorra goalkeeper Josep Gomez, but in return he was given an easy task to increase the lead.
Five minutes before the end, Grealish put the final score 5-0.
The next England game is on Tuesday. Then Hungary comes to visit.
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