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Wednesday, 28 March 2007
European Championship 2008 Group E qualification match

Andorra 0 England 3 [0-0]

Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain
Attendance:
40,012; Kick-off: 9.00pm CEST, 8.00pm BST;
Live on Sky Sports One (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Steven Gerrard (seventeen-yard strike 54 53:24, seven-yard placed shot following one-two's 76 75:45), David Nugent (goalline tap-in after Defoe shot saved 90 89:52). Match Summary
Andorra Squad
England Squad
Results 2005-2010 Andorra - Antonio Lima (12), Juan Carlos Toscano (25), Óscar Sonejee (58),
Genís Garcia
(81).
England - Wayne Rooney (59), Owen Hargreaves (78), Ashley Cole (81).

England kicked-off. 98 minutes (49 & 49:05).

 

Match Summary

 

Officials from Portugal

Andorra

Type

England

Referee (red) - Bruno Miguel Duarte Paixão
32 (18 May 1974), Setúbal, FIFA-listed 2004.

Assistant Referees - José Manuel Silva Cardinal, 40 (19 January 1967) and Alfredo Augusto Fernandes Braga, 36 (20 November 1970).

Fourth official - João Francisco Lopes Ferreira, 39 (25 September 1967), Setúbal, FIFA-listed 2003;

UEFA Referee Observer - Alfredo Trentalange, Italy.

2 Goal Attempts 25
0 Attempts on Target 12
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
0 Corner Kicks Won 3
1 Offside Calls Against 3
11 Fouls Conceded 14
18% Possession 82%

Andorra Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (14th March 2007) =163rd
ELO rating 177th
Colours: Made by Joma - Blue shirts with red and yellow slash across chest, red collar/cuffs, blue shorts, blue socks;
Capt: Justo Ruiz (aged 37 years, 210 days), Óscar Sonejee after 89 minutes Coach: David Rodrigo, 40 (8 May 1968), appointed May 1999.
Andorra Lineup
1 Koldo 36 4 September 1970 G CF Balaguer 62 0
2 Ayala Diaz, José M. 26 8 April 1980 M FC Santa Coloma 28 0
3 Bernaus Cano, Marc 30 2 February 1977 M Elche CF SAD 12 1
4 Sonejee Masand, Óscar 30 26 June 1976 M FC Andorra 66 3
Sonejee cautioned in the 58th min, for Ungentlemanly Conduct, for constant niggling with Wayne Rooney.
5 Lima Sola, Antonio 36 22 September 1970 D SD Ibiza-Eivissa 50 1
Lima cautioned in the 12th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul on Johnson outside penalty area.
6 Escuro Aixas, Jordi 26 19 April 1980 M FC Benavent 44 0
7 Vieira de Vasconcelos, Márcio 22 10 October 1984 M SD Ibiza-Eivissa 8 0
8 Garcia Iscla, Genís 28 18 May 1978 M Ranger's Venecia FC 31 0
Garcia cautioned in the 81st min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a hack on Ashley Cole.
9 Toscano Beltrán, Juan C., off 90th+3 min. 22 14 August 1984 F FC Santa Coloma 5 0
Toscano cautioned in the 25th min, for Ungentlemanly Conduct, for elbowing Steven Gerrard.
10 Jimenéz, Manuel S., off 70th min. 30 12 August 1976 M FC Andorra 51 1
11 Ruiz González, Justo, off 89th min. 37 31 August 1969 M Ranger's Venecia FC 60 2
Andorra Substitutes
16 Sánchez Soto, Julià, on 70th min., for Jimenéz 28 20 June 1978 F FC Andorra 57 1
18 Fernández, Ariza, Julià, on 89th min. for Ruiz 32 19 November 1974 D FC Santa Coloma 32 1
15 Moreno Marín, Sergio, on 90th+3 min., for Toscano 19 25 November 1987 M SD Ibiza-Eivissa 11 0

unused substitutes:

12-Alex Somoza, 14-Jordi Rubio, 23-Alfons Sánchez.

team notes:

Marc Pujol injured in the warm-up, replaced with substitute Manuel Jimenéz.

   
4-5-1  

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 29.4 Appearances/Goals 37.9 0.7

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (14th March 2007) =163rd
ELO rating 177th
Colours: The 2007 home shirt - White shirts with red horizontal stripe with two navy Umbro diamonds/three lions abstracted side panel, white shorts with two navy blue Umbro diamonds, white socks with two navy Umbro diamonds and thin band.
Capt: John Terry, 8th captaincy. Coach: Steve McClaren, 45, appointed 4 May 2006, took post 1 August 2006, 
9th match, W 4 - D 3 - L 2 - F 14 - A 4.
England Lineup
1 Robinson, Paul W. 27 15 October 1979 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 34 17 GA
2 Richards, Micah L., injured off 61st min. 18 24 June 1988 RB Manchester City FC 4 0
3 Cole, Ashley 26 20 December 1980 LB Chelsea FC 58 0
Cole cautioned in the 81st min. for Ungentlemanly Conduct for retaliating against Genís Garcia's foul.
4
Gerrard, Steven G. 26 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 55 12
5 Ferdinand, Rio G. 28 7 November 1978 CD Manchester United FC 59 0
6 Terry, John G. 26 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 37 2
7 Hargreaves, Owen L. 26 20 January 1981 M

FC Bayern München AG, Germany

39 0
Hargreaves cautioned in the 78th min. for Ungentlemanly Conduct for retaliating.
8 Downing, Stewart 22 22 July 1984 M Middlesbrough FC 12 0
9 Rooney, Wayne M., off 61st min. 21 24 October 1985 F

Manchester United FC

38 12
Rooney cautioned in the 59th min, for Ungentlemanly Conduct, for constant niggling with Óscar Sonejee.  Suspended.
10 Johnson, Andrew, off 79th min. 26 10 February 1981 F Everton FC 7 0
11 Lennon, Aaron J. 19 16 April 1987 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 9 0
England Substitutes
15 Dyer, Kieron C., on 61st min. for Richards 28 29 December 1978 M Newcastle United FC 30 0
18 Defoe, Jermain C., on 61st min. for Rooney 24 7 October 1982 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 24 3
17 Nugent, David J., on 79th min. for Johnson 21 2 May 1985 F Preston North End FC 1 1

unused substitutes:

12-Jamie Carragher, 13-Ben Foster, 14-Gareth Barry, 16-Michael Carrick.

team notes:

Injured squad member Gary Neville and fellow member, Phil, are brothers.
   

4-4-2

Robinson -
Richards
(Dyer), Ferdinand, Terry, Cole -
Lennon, Hargreaves, Gerrard, Downing -
Johnson
(Nugent), Rooney (Defoe).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 24.1 Appearances/Goals 31.2 2.5

 

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

Steven Gerrard spared England and coach Steve McClaren's blushes with a crucial double strike to break Andorra's resistance in the Euro 2008 qualifier.  England were jeered off after a shameful first 45 minutes in Barcelona.  But Gerrard broke the deadlock with a low 20-yard drive after 53 minutes, then slide home a neat finish with 15 minutes left in an ill-tempered clash.  Debutant David Nugent scored in the last minute after Jermain Defoe saw a shot saved by keeper Koldo Alvarez.

England, as expected, were without Frank Lampard after he was ruled out with a broken wrist sustained in training.  And he may have been grateful for sitting out a shambolic first half that was notable for the persistent abuse aimed in the direction of McClaren and his team by furious England supporters.  Andorra's only threat was a physical one, with Wayne Rooney targeted for rough treatment and Owen Hargreaves cynically elbowed by Justo Ruiz.  Alvarez did well to repel the few moments when England did threaten, saving well from Andrew Johnson and Gerrard.

The busy Johnson also curled an angled drive just over and Stewart Downing was off target twice when he should have done better.  England departed at half-time to a crescendo of jeering, but were able to cheer their fans by finally breaking the deadlock after 53 minutes.

Rooney touched the ball into Gerrard's path and he made no mistake with a low drive from 20 yards.  The Manchester United star then managed to rule himself out of the visit to Estonia when he received a yellow card, along with Oscar Sonejee, as their running battle continued.  Rooney was wisely withdrawn on the hour to avoid further trouble and was replaced by Defoe, while Micah Richards was stretchered off injured - with Kieron Dyer going on.

Gerrard wrapped up with win for England after 75 minutes, racing on to a clever touch by Defoe to slide a precise finish past Alvarez.  And McClaren then gave a debut to Preston's Nugent, the youngster going on for Johnson.  He was narrowly off target after good work by Downing, but claimed England's third as Defoe's shot rolled towards the goal-line.  - BBC Sport

Source Notes

BBC Sport
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ESPNSoccernet

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