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Sunday, 26 March 2017
World Cup 2018 UEFA Group F qualification match

England 2 Lithuania 0 [1-0]
 

The National Stadium connected by EE, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 77,690;
Kick-off: 5.03pm BST
Live on ITV HD (UK) - Commentator: Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle

Jermain Defoe (seven yard tap-in from a Sterling cross 21 20:55), Jamie Vardy (ten yard placed shot 66 65:29) Match Summary
England Squad
Lithuania Squad
Results 2015-2020 Lithuania - Egidijus Vaitkūnas (46 45:35). Artūras Žulpa (59 58:22)
England - Marcus Rashford (73 72:11)

England kicked-off. 94 minutes (46:09 & 48:16).

 

Match Summary

Officials from France

England

Type

Lithuania

Referee (pink) - Ruddy Buquet
 40 (29 January 1977), Amiens, FIFA-listed 2011.

Assistant Referees - Frédéric Cano, 43 (23 July 1973) and Guillaume Debart, 38 (17 May 1978)

Fourth official - Amaury Delerue, 39 (6 June 1977), Luzy.

Bradley Lowry and Jermain Defoe led out the England team. A period of silence was then observed, black armbands worn and wreath's were laid, in memory of those affected by the Westminster Attacks on Wednesday, 22 March.

21 Goal Attempts 4
9 Attempts on Target 2
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
3 Corner Kicks Won 2
  Offside Calls Against  
9 Fouls Conceded 14
72% Possession 28%

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (9 March 2017) 14th
EFO ranking Group 4
ELO rating 11th
Colours: The Nike 2016 home uniform - White v-necked jerseys with light blue sleeves and ice blue collared trim/side stripe and white cuffs, white shorts with ice blue side trim, red socks.
Capt: Joe Hart, second captaincy Manager: Gareth Southgate, 46 (3 September 1970), appointed caretaker manager on 24 September 2016, appointed as permanent manager on 30 November 2016.
sixth match, W 2 - D 2 - L 1 - F 7 - A 3.
England Lineup
1 Hart, C. Joseph J. 29 19 April 1987 G Torino FC SpA, Italy,
on loan from Manchester City FC
70 45 GA
2 Walker, Kyle A. 26 28 May 1990 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 0
3 Bertrand, Ryan D. 26 5 August 1989 LB Southampton FC 12 0
4 Dier, Eric J.E. 23 15 January 1994 DM Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 2
5 Keane, Michael V. 24 11 January 1993 CD Burnley FC 2 0
6 Stones, John 22 28 May 1994 CD Manchester City FC 17 0
7 Sterling, Raheem S., off 60th min. 22 8 December 1994
in Jamaica
RAM Manchester City FC 30 2
8 Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexander M.D. 23 15 August 1993 CM Arsenal FC 25 5
9 Defoe, Jermain C., off 59th min. 34 7 October 1982 CF Sunderland AFC 56 20
10 Alli, Bamidele J. 20 11 April 1996 AM Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 2
11 Lallana, Adam D. 28 10 May 1988 LAM Liverpool FC 31 3
England Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Lithuania 0
19 Vardy, Jamie R., on 59th min. (58:55) for Defoe 30 11 January 1987 CF Leicester City FC 16 6
20 Rashford, Marcus, on 60th min. (59:21) for Sterling 19 31 October 1997 RAM Manchester United FC 8 1
Rashford cautioned in the 73rd min. for Handball. He palmed the ball over the bar in frustration at his shirt being pulled, following a Lallana cross.
result: England 2 Lithuania 0

unused substitutes:

12-Nathanial Clyne, 13-Fraser Forster, 14-Luke Shaw, 15-Ben Gibson, 16-Jake Livermore, 17-James Ward-Prowse, 18-Ross Barkley, 21-Jesse Lingard, 22-Nathan Redmond, 23-Tom Heaton.
 
4-2-4(3-1) Hart -
Walker, Keane, Stones, Bertrand -
Dier, Oxlade-Chamberlain -
Sterling
(Rashford), Alli, Lallana -
Defoe
(Vardy)

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 25.2 Appearances/Goals 27.5 3.0
 

Lithuania Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (9 March 2017) 105th
EFO ranking n/a
ELO rating 93rd
Colours: Made by Hummel - Yellow v-necked jerseys with black shoulder panels/collar, black/white Hummel zip tim down side, pale green shorts with white/black Hummel zip trim, yellow socks with green trim/double Hummel trim.
Capt: Fiodor Černych Manager: Edgaras Jankauskas, 42 (12 March 1975), appointed 12 January 2016.
eleventh match, W 2 - D 3 - L 5 - F 8 - A 16.
Lithuania Lineup
16 Šetkus, Ernestas 31 25 May 1985 G Haagsche FC Alles Door Oefening Den Haag, Netherlands 13 0
2 Klimavičius, Linas 27 10 April 1989 CD VMFD Žalgiris 11 0
3 Slavickas, Vaidas 31 26 February 1986 LB FK Suduva Marijampole 14 0
4 Kijanskas, Tadas 31 6 September 1985 CD FC Zbrojovka Brno as, Czech Republic 47 1
14 Slivka, Vykintas 21 29 April 1995 CM Ascoli Picchio FC 1898 SpA, Italy, on loan from Juventus FC SpA, Italy 18 1
22 Černych, Fedor I. 25 21 May 1991
born in Moscow
LM Jagiellonia Białystok SSA, Poland 36 9
17 Kuklys, Mantas 29 10 June 1987 DM VMFD Žalgiris 22 0
8 Vaitkūnas, Egidijus 28 8 August 1988 RB VMFD Žalgiris 33 0
Vaitkūnas cautioned in the 47th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul on Oxlade-Chamberlain in the centre-circle
19 Valskis, Nerijus, on 73rd min. 29 4 August 1987 CF Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv FC, Israel 15 2
10 Žulpa, Artūras, injured off 91st min. (90:49), not replaced 26 10 June 1990 DM FC Tobol, Kazakhstan 23 0
Žulpa cautioned in the 59th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a foul on Lallana, dragging him back as England break.
11 Novikovas, Arvydas, off 54th min. 26 18 December 1990 RM Jagiellonia Białystok SSA, Poland 39 3
Lithuania Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Lithuania 0
6 Grigaravičius, Mindaugas, on 54th min. (53:45) for Novikovas 24 15 July 1992 M FK Jelgava, Latvia 5 0
scoreline: England 2 Lithuania 0
9 Matulevičius, Deivydas, on 73rd min. (72:45) for Valskis 26 8 April 1989 F Royal Excel Mouscron, Belgium 33 5
13 Paulius, Simonas, on 87th min. (86:15) for Slivka 25 12 May 1991 M FK Ventspils, Latvia 5 0
result: England 2 Lithuania 0

unused substitutes:

1-Emilijus Zubas, 5-Tomas Mikuckis,  7-Ovidijus Verbickas, 12-Edvinas Gertmonas, 15-Arūnas Klimavičius, 18-Tautvydas  Eliošius, 20-Valdemar Borovskij, 21-Vytautas Lukša, 23-Rolandas Baravykas.
 
4-5(2-3)-1 Šetkus -
Vaitkūnas,
Kijanskas, L.Klimavičius, Slavickas -
Kuklys, Žulpa -
Novikovas (Grigaravičius), Slivka (Paulius), Černych -
Valskis
(Matulevičius)

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 27.6 Appearances/Goals 24.6 1.5

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne


Source Notes

BBC Sport
TheFA.com
LFF.com
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor

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