Euro Under-21 Qualifying - Group 3
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Albania U21s 0-3 England U21s: Phil Foden scores stunning free-kick in win

Phil Foden
Foden has scored three goals in four games for England's Under-21s

Phil Foden scored one goal and set up another as England beat Albania 3-0 in their Euro 2021 Under-21s qualifier.

The Manchester City midfielder fired home a brilliant free-kick in the first half to give the visitors the lead.

Foden then set up Conor Gallagher and the Chelsea midfielder, currently on loan at Charlton, fired into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Reiss Nelson scored a third deep in stoppage time, finding space inside the box before firing home.

The victory was England's fourth in qualifying following wins against Turkey, Kosovo and Austria.

Aidy Boothroyd's side are top of Group 3 with 12 points, level with Austria who have played a game more.

Next up for England is a friendly against the Netherlands at Doetinchem on Tuesday.


Albania U21

Formation 4-5-1

  • 12Hoxha
  • 4Maloku
  • 21Bajrami
  • 16MersinajBooked at 35mins
  • 13Pellumbi
  • 11Kolaj
  • 10KallakuSubstituted forImeriat 85'minutes
  • 18CokajSubstituted forShehuat 86'minutes
  • 20MalaSubstituted forZejnullaiat 45'minutes
  • 19XhixhaSubstituted forQardakuat 76'minutes
  • 9SulaSubstituted forTuciat 60'minutes


  • 2Domi
  • 5Kalaj
  • 6Shehu
  • 7Imeri
  • 8Celhaka
  • 14Tuci
  • 15Qardaku
  • 17Zejnullai
  • 23Harizaj

England U21

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 12James
  • 15Guehi
  • 4Godfrey
  • 3PanzoSubstituted forJustinat 64'minutes
  • 8WillockSubstituted forNelsonat 64'minutes
  • 6Davies
  • 21Gallagher
  • 10FodenSubstituted forEzeat 81'minutes
  • 19BrewsterSubstituted forR Sessegnonat 72'minutes
  • 9Greenwood


  • 2Aarons
  • 7Nelson
  • 11R Sessegnon
  • 13Austin
  • 16Skipp
  • 18Justin
  • 20McNeil
  • 22Balcombe
  • 23Eze
Lionel Tschudi

Match Stats

Home TeamAlbania U21Away TeamEngland U21
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Albania U21 0, England U21 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Reece James (England U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Omar Imeri (Albania U21).

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Albania U21 0, England U21 3. Reiss Nelson (England U21) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Davies (England U21).

  7. Post update

    Aristidi Kolaj (Albania U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Offside, England U21. Mason Greenwood tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Mason Greenwood (England U21) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Reiss Nelson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Gallagher (England U21) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marc Guehi (England U21).

  12. Post update

    Indrit Tuci (Albania U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Eberechi Eze (England U21).

  14. Post update

    Geraldo Bajrami (Albania U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mason Greenwood (England U21) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Gallagher.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reiss Nelson (England U21) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Reece James.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Albania U21. Juljan Shehu replaces Enis Cokaj.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Albania U21. Omar Imeri replaces Sherif Kallaku.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Gallagher (England U21) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Reiss Nelson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aristidi Kolaj (Albania U21) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sherif Kallaku.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 15th November 2019

As It Stood


1R. of Ireland U21641182613
2Iceland U21430110649
3Italy U2132106067
4Sweden U2132019366
5Armenia U21510439-63
6Luxembourg U215005016-160


1France U21330013589
2Switzerland U2133008179
3Georgia U21420210556
4Azerbaijan U216204311-86
5Slovakia U21310289-13
6Liechtenstein U215104314-113


1England U2144001331012
2Austria U215401156912
3Kosovo U21520389-16
4Albania U216123714-75
5Turkey U215113712-54
6Andorra U21301239-61


1Greece U21431081710
2Czech Rep U2142209188
3Scotland U2152214228
4Croatia U21320111386
5Lithuania U21511346-24
6San Marino U215005023-230


1Football Union of Russia U215320102811
2Poland U21531185310
3Bulgaria U2152217168
4Serbia U2152128357
5Estonia U215104220-183
6Latvia U21502326-42


1Spain U21440080812
2Israel U2132105237
3North Macedonia U21421110647
4Kazakhstan U2152127617
5Montenegro U21611458-34
6Faroe Islands U214004316-130


1Netherlands U2144001931612
2Norway U21421157-27
3Portugal U2132018446
4Belarus U21412112485
5Cyprus U215113510-54
6Gibraltar U214004021-210


1Denmark U21440084412
2Romania U21430111389
3Finland U2152128627
4Ukraine U21410368-23
5Northern Ireland U21402226-42
6Malta U21301208-81


1Germany U2122007166
2Belgium U2131114224
3Bosnia and Herzegovina U2131114224
4Moldova U21310239-63
5Wales U21310237-43
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