Euro U21 Qualifying
Moldova U210England U213

2015 Euro Under-21 qualifier: Moldova U21 0-3 England U21

Nathan Redmond
England Under-21s now face a two-legged play-off in October to qualify for next summer's finals in the Czech Republic

West Brom striker Saido Berahino scored twice as Gareth Southgate's England Under-21 side strolled to a ninth win in qualifying for next summer's European Championship.

Southgate's side now face a two-legged play-off next month for a place in the finals in the Czech Republic.

England took the lead when Berahino headed home a cross from Norwich's Nathan Redmond, and added a second when he buried Harry Kane's pass.

Tottenham's Kane scored a late third.

The draw for the play-offs will be made on Friday, with England hoping to reach the finals for the fifth time in a row.

Berahino had already been denied by Moldovan goalkeeper Alexei Koselev when he headed the opener from Redmond's cross.

Jonathan Bond had to be lively to keep out Igor Dima's drive at the other end but Berahino put England in charge when he ran clear and confidently finished.

Berahino missed two good hat-trick opportunities before Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett - making his debut - crossed for Kane to smash in a third.

Line-ups

Moldova U21

  • 1Koshelev
  • 6Jardan
  • 3FocsaBooked at 39mins
  • 5BogdanSubstituted forMateiat 45'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 14Mirza
  • 7Zasavitchi
  • 9Anton
  • 4Gheorghiu
  • 8RataSubstituted forGraurat 88'minutes
  • 13Dima
  • 11MilinceanuSubstituted forSpataruat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Paireli
  • 12Buga
  • 15Ursu
  • 16Spataru
  • 17Matei
  • 18Graur

England U21

  • 1Bond
  • 2Keane
  • 6Lascelles
  • 5Moore
  • 3GarbuttSubstituted forBlackettat 81'minutes
  • 4Hughes
  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 10Carroll
  • 11RedmondSubstituted forIngsat 81'minutes
  • 9Kane
  • 7BerahinoSubstituted forPritchardat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Blackett
  • 13Blackman
  • 14Gibson
  • 15Ince
  • 16Pritchard
  • 17Ings
  • 18Woodrow
Referee:
Mete Kalkavan

Match Stats

Home TeamMoldova U21Away TeamEngland U21
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home6
Away22
Shots on Target
Home3
Away11
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Moldova U21 0, England U21 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Moldova U21 0, England U21 3.

Alex Pritchard (England U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sergiu Matei (Moldova U21).

Offside, England U21. Tom Carroll tries a through ball, but Harry Kane is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (England U21) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey.

Alex Pritchard (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vasile Jardan (Moldova U21).

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (England U21) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Ings.

Substitution

Substitution, Moldova U21. Dinu Graur replaces Vadim Rata.

Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (England U21).

Vadim Rata (Moldova U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Will Hughes (England U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gheorghe Anton (Moldova U21).

Foul by Danny Ings (England U21).

Victor Gheorghiu (Moldova U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Alex Pritchard replaces Saido Berahino.

Liam Moore (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dan Spataru (Moldova U21).

Goal!

Goal! Moldova U21 0, England U21 3. Harry Kane (England U21) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Tyler Blackett replaces Luke Garbutt.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Danny Ings replaces Nathan Redmond.

Delay in match Vadim Rata (Moldova U21) because of an injury.

Foul by Saido Berahino (England U21).

Vasile Jardan (Moldova U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jake Forster-Caskey (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sergiu Matei (Moldova U21).

Foul by Will Hughes (England U21).

Eugen Zasavitchi (Moldova U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Saido Berahino (England U21) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Kane following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Harry Kane (England U21) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Carroll with a cross.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Maxim Focsa.

Attempt blocked. Saido Berahino (England U21) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.

Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (England U21) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Carroll.

Attempt saved. Saido Berahino (England U21) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

Attempt missed. Sergiu Matei (Moldova U21) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Igor Dima with a headed pass.

Foul by Nathan Redmond (England U21).

Eugen Zasavitchi (Moldova U21) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jake Forster-Caskey (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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