Despite having already certified for next year’s European Under-21 Championships, England kept their foot on the gasoline pedal with a 3-1 victory over Andorra at Molineux.
Aidy Boothroyd’s charges got here into the game with three wins and a draw to their name – with their solely dropped points coming in October’s shock 3-3 draw with Friday’s opponents – and the Young Lions took the chance to precise some revenge.
A dominant England took the lead after 27 minutes as Liverpool’s Curtis Jones fired home from close vary following a cross from Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, but Andorra snatched a method back into the game shortly before the break when Conor Gallagher gave away a penalty which Christian Garcia tucked home. The effort was Andorra’s solely shot on target within the first 45 minutes.
It did not take England long to get their lead back. Four minutes after the interval, Watford’s Ben Wilmot rose highest and snuck in front of the goalkeeper to head home from a Dwight McNeil corner.
Any hopes of one other Andorran comeback have been extinguished shortly after the hour mark after Sheffield United’s Rhian Brewster was hauled down within the penalty space. Hudson-Odoi stepped up to convert the following penalty, capping off a high-quality particular person efficiency with a much-deserved goal.
With the result now a formality, Boothroyd took the chance to hand out a couple of debuts to some of his new faces. Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala, who’s also eligible to represent Germany, was launched halfway by the half, with Derby County left-back Lee Buchanan also incomes his first cap late on.
Next up for England’s Young Lions is a assembly with Albania on Tuesday, with Boothroyd’s side overwhelming favourites to keep their good form going.
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