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Saturday, 2 September 2006
European Championship 2008 Group E qualification match

England 5 Andorra 0 [3-0]

Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Greater Manchester
Attendance: 56,290;
Kick-off: 5.00pm BST;
Live on BBC One (UK) -
Commentator: John Motson

England - Peter Crouch (twelve-yard strike 5 4:29, six-yard header 66 65:55), Steven Gerrard (ten-yard shot across goal 13 12:27), Jermain Defoe (seven-yard volley 38 37:30, six-yard strike 47 46:05). Match Summary
England Squad

Andorra Squad
Results 2005-2010 England - Wes Brown (45).
Andorra -
Antoni Sivera (67), Manolo Jimenéz (90).

England kicked-off. 94 minutes (45 & 49).

 

Match Summary

 

Officials from Austria

England

Type

Andorra

Referee (yellow) - Bernhard Brugger
39 (25 December 1966), Salzburg, FIFA listed 1999.

Assistant Referees - Norbert Scwab, 38 (30 December 1967), and Franz Maislinger, 42 (4 June 1964).

Fourth official - Louis Hofmann, 41 (8 January 1965), Salzburg
.

17 Goal Attempts 0
10 Attempts on Target 0
2 Hit Bar/Post 0
7 Corner Kicks Won 0
7 Offside Calls Against 1
15 Fouls Conceded 13
79.2% Possession 20.8%

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (16th August 2006) 5th
ELO rating 5th
Colours: The 2005 home uniform - White collared shirts with large red cross on right shoulder, navy blue shorts with thin white narrowing stripe on right thigh and red hem, white socks with navy blue half-striped tops.
Capt: John Terry, 2nd captaincy Coach:  Steve McClaren, 45, appointed 4 May 2006, took post 1 August 2006, 
2nd match, W 2 - D 0 - L 0 - F 9 - A 0.
England Lineup
1 Robinson, Paul W. 26 15 October 1979 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 14 GA
2 Neville, Philip J., off 64th min. 29 21 January 1977 RB Everton FC 53 0
3 Cole, Ashley 25 20 December 1980 LB Chelsea FC 53 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G. 26 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 49 10
5 Brown, Wesley M. 26 13 October 1979 CD Manchester United FC 10 0
Brown cautioned in the 45th min.
6 Terry, John G. 25 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 31 2
7 Hargreaves, Owen L. 25 20 January 1981 M

FC Bayern München AG, Germany

36 0
8 Lampard, Frank J. 28 20 June 1978 M

Chelsea FC

47 12
9 Crouch, Peter J. 25 30 January 1981 F

Liverpool FC

13 10
10 Defoe, Jermain C., off 72nd min. 23 7 October 1982 F

Tottenham Hotspur FC

18 3
11 Downing, Stewart, off 64th min. 22 22 July 1984 M Middlesbrough FC 7 0
England Substitutes
15 Richardson, Kieran E., on 64th min. for Downing 21 21 October 1984 M Manchester United FC 6 2
16 Lennon, Aaron J., on 64th min. for Neville 19 16 April 1987 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 6 0
18 Johnson, Andrew, on 72nd min. for Defoe 25 10 February 1981 F Everton FC 3 0

unused substitutes:

12-Michael Dawson, 13-Chris Kirkland, 14-Michael Carrick, 17-Darren Bent.
   
4-1-3-2

Robinson -
Neville
(Lennon), Brown, Terry, Cole -
Hargreaves -
Gerrard, Lampard, Downing
(Richardson).
Defoe
(Johnson), Crouch.

Formation changed to 3-5-2 after 65 minutes.  Lennon replacing Neville and taking his position in midfield.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 34.1 3.4

 

Andorra Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (16th Aug 2006) 132nd
ELO rating 176th to 175th
Colours: Made by Joma - Red shirts with blue collar/cuffs with blue/yellow band across chest, red shorts, red socks.
Capt: Justo Ruiz (aged 37 years, 3 days) Coach: David Rodrigo, 38 (8 May 1968), appointed May 1999.
Andorra Lineup
1 Koldo 35 4 September 1970 G FC Andorra 57 0
2 Ayala Diaz, José M. 26 8 April 1980 M FC Santa Coloma 23 0
3 Martin Sánchez, F. Javier, off 46th min. 30 21 December 1975 D FC Andorra or FC Rànger's 7 0
4 Sonejee Masand, Óscar 30 26 June 1976 M FC Andorra 61 3
5 Lima Sola, Antonio 35 22 September 1970 D no affiliated club 48 1
6 Sivera Peris, Antoni M., off 77th min. 28 13 April 1978 M no affiliated club 17 0
Sivera cautioned in the 67th min.
7 Txema 31 4 December 1974 D FC Andorra 58 0
8 Vieira de Vasconcelos, Márcio 21 10 October 1984 M SD Ibiza-Eivissa 3 0
9 Silva Garcia, Fernando J. 29 16 May 1977 F PD Santa Eulalia 18 1
10 Pujol Pons, Marc, off 48th min. 24 21 August 1982 F FC Santboià 26 1
11 Ruiz González, Justo 37 31 August 1969 M Ranger's Venecia FC 55 2
Andorra Substitutes
12 Sánchez Soto, Julià, on 46th min. for Martin Sánchez 28 20 June 1978 F CD Binéfar 55 1
15 Jiménez, Manuel S., on 48th min. for Pujol 30 12 August 1976 M FC Andorra 47 1
Jimenéz cautioned in the 90th min.
16 Garcia Iscla, Genís, on 77th min. for Sivera 28 18 May 1978 M Ranger's Venecia FC 26 0

unused substitutes:

13-Alfonso Sánchez, 14-Sergio Moreno, 17-Jordi Rubio, 18-Julià Fernández.
   

4-1-4-1

Koldo -
Txema, Sonejee, Lima, Martin Sánchez
(Sánchez) -
Vieira -
Ayala, Pujol
(Jimenéz), Sivera (Garcia), Ruiz  -
Silva.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 29.6 Appearances/Goals 33.9 0.7

 

    Match Report (Mike Payne's exclusive report coming shortly)

England cruised to Victory in their opening Euro 2008 qualifier against Andorra at Old Trafford.  Peter Crouch put England in front after four minutes and Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard quickly added a second with a brilliant finish.  Jermain Defoe was on target with crisp finishes either side of half-time as England dominated completely.  Crouch headed home his second from substitute Aaron Lennon's cross after 65 minutes to seal an easy win.

It was a good day's work for new England coach Steve McClaren, but Andorra were desperately poor and failed to mount a single attack in the entire 90 minutes.  Wes Brown, as expected, took injured Rio Ferdinand's place in defence, while Defoe kept his place alongside Crouch up front.  The combination was effective in the 4-0 win against Greece - and Crouch was in the goals again after only four minutes.  Defoe touched the ball inside to Ashley Cole, and when the new Chelsea defender found Crouch, he swept a composed finish past Koldo.

And Crouch's Liverpool captain Gerrard doubled England's advantage with a classic strike eight minutes later.  Cole's long cross arrived at the far post for Gerrard to chest down and fire a powerful drive high past Koldo.  England's superiority was overwhelming, and almost embarrassing, against an Andorra side so poor that it raised questions about the worth of the fixture.

It lulled England into a quiet spell until Defoe got England back on the goal trail eight minutes before the interval.  Gerrard was the creator with a superb right-flank cross that Defoe met with a crisp side-foot finish past the under-siege Koldo.  And Defoe added England's fourth in the 47th minute, latching on to Phil Neville's long header to score powerfully.  Owen Hargreaves had once again been highly effective and was twice denied by the woodwork.

McClaren made a double change after 63 minutes - sending on Lennon and Kieran Richardson for Neville and Stewart Downing.  And it reaped an instant reward as Lennon delivered a perfect cross for Crouch to head home his second.  Everton's Andrew Johnson replaced Defoe, and he looked sharp as he almost set up Crouch's third, but he shot wide. - BBC Sport

Source Notes

BBC Sport
TheFA.com

UEFA.com
Andorra Football Federation website
Guardian Unlimited
FCSantaColoma.com
The Independent

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CG