Euro U21 Qualifying - Group 3
Albania U210England U213

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.

Line-ups

Albania U21

  • 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

Substitutes

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

England U21

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

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamAlbania U21Away TeamEngland U21
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home6
Away25
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Albania U21 0, England U21 3.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Omar Imeri (Albania U21).

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.

Foul by Tom Davies (England U21).

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

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

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

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

Foul by Marc Guehi (England U21).

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

Foul by Eberechi Eze (England U21).

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

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Albania U21. Juljan Shehu replaces Enis Cokaj.

Substitution

Substitution, Albania U21. Omar Imeri replaces Sherif Kallaku.

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

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.

Foul by Tom Davies (England U21).

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

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Eberechi Eze replaces Phil Foden.

Attempt missed. Phil Foden (England U21) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Gallagher.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Albania U21. Eridon Qardaku replaces Redon Xhixha.

Reiss Nelson (England U21) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Redon Xhixha (Albania U21).

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Jorgo Pellumbi.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Jorgo Pellumbi.

Offside, Albania U21. Andrea Hoxha tries a through ball, but Aristidi Kolaj is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Rhian Brewster.

Foul by Rhian Brewster (England U21).

Leonardo Maloku (Albania U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Jorgo Pellumbi.

Reece James (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Redon Xhixha (Albania U21).

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. Reiss Nelson replaces Joe Willock.

Substitution

Substitution, England U21. James Justin replaces Jonathan Panzo.

Offside, England U21. Reece James tries a through ball, but Mason Greenwood is caught offside.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 15th November 2019

As It Stood

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

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

E

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

F

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

G

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

H

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

I

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