Andorra 0-3 England LIVE: Tammy Abraham continues his career resurgence with the Three Lions’ third goal as Gareth Southgate’s side look set to continue their unbeaten World Cup qualifying run
- England take on Andorra in their next World Cup qualifying fixture
- Three Lions are without Harry Maguire, Jude Bellingham and Kalvin Phillips
- Gareth Southgate is poised to hand opportunities to fringe players in the squad
- READ: How Gareth Southgate has made England smile again
- Latest World Cup news, including live action and results
England return to World Cup qualifying action this evening, with Group I minnows Andorra standing in the way of another three points.
Gareth Southgate’s men are unbeaten in the six matches so far, having won five and drawn just won. Victory this evening could open up a healthy seven point margin at the top.
The Three Lions are without major personnel however, with the likes of Harry Maguire, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jude Bellingham, Reece James and Kalvin Phillips all absent.
Southgate is expected to hand opportunities to more fringe players in the national squad, in a heavily altered line-up from the recent European Championships.
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Tammy Abraham scores! The Roma hitman vindicates Southgate’s call-up.
Far too easy for the Three Lions. Sancho casually whips a ball in as Rubio fails to get tight and an un-tracked Abraham simply trots across to the six-yard box to poke past Gomes.
England’s Plan A is tearing Andorra apart. Foden picks it up from Stones, dinks a ball dripping with world class ability into the box, and the forwards collect.
This one finds Sancho, who squares it first-time across goal, but it’s cleared away.
Slick move from England, as Sancho cuts in from the left and combines with Abraham. The pass is too heavy but James Ward-Prowse wins it back and slides in Abraham on the right side.
The Roma forward slices his shot across goal and it goes over.
England go back to their measured attacking pattern, with Foden active in and around the edge of the box.
He combines with Saka on the right and goes for a shot, but it balloons over.
Back underway in this Group I World Cup qualifier, as England look to resume their dominance.
It all got a little bad tempered in added-time, after one of Marintez’s team-mates went in for revenge against Sancho. No booking this time… strange. It appears the arguments continued down the tunnel with Sancho.
England lead at the break, and it should be four by now. Abraham and Chilwell missed key chances, but the tourists do lead after the Chelsea left-back opened the scoring before Saka added a second.
Sancho gets in a scuffle for the ball by the touchline with Cristian Martínez, who he’s dominated all half on the left flank.
The pair struggled for the ball before Sancho intentionally walked across the Andorran’s path on his way back onto the pitch.
John Stones and Cristian Martinez get in a scuffle over the weight of a tackle, and the referee puts both into the book.
England pull clear, and it’s more Phil Foden magic to thank for it.
The Man City midfielder sprays another of his long balls over the top from deep, meeting Saka’s run into the box from the right flank. The winger takes takes a touch and the ball sits up for him to lash it high into the net.
Andorra are fighting back a little here and England are content to be patient, after a slew of opening early on.
He’s on fire tonight, Man United fans will be pleased to see some life in Jadon Sancho.
The winger dances away from two Andorran defenders, racing away after a cheeky nutmeg. He slides it back to Saka on the edge of the box, but the Arsenal star’s shot is blocked.
Sancho at the heart of another key moment. The winger swings a glorious ball in from the left, dipping it into the six-yard box. Abraham loses Garcia and meets it, but it’s too weak and straight at the keeper.
Anywhere either side!!
The goal is GIVEN! England lead after a seemingly endless VAR check, which overturned the initial offside decision.
Phil Foden is running the show. This is the third glorious ball he’s chipped into the box from deep, this time dropping it to Sancho. The Man United star cushions superbly and turns his back to goal, laying off for Chilwell to drive past the stranded keeper.
Great play from England there and Ben Chilwell lashes the ball into the net, but it’s chalked-off offside.
Though now there’s a long second check…
England attack and Sancho gets into the box on the left, dinking across the box looking for Abraham. Max Llovera just gets there to clumsily clear away from the Roma man.
Lingard and Saka attempt to link-up on the right, as Saka plays it infield to the Man United man. The Arsenal youngster speeds to the byline but Lingard’s pass is hefty and wayward.
Apologies pass from midfielder to winger.
Foden chips a pin-point ball over the top of Andorra’s defence, with Chilwell making the run onto it. His touch is heavy and the Chelsea man can’t get a shot away. Goal kick.
England on the front-foot straight away as Andorra concede two separate free-kicks 35-yards from goal.
James Ward-Prowse swings the second in, but it’s cleared away from the lurking John Stones.
We’re underway… albeit after two false-starts, one as the players took the knee and a second when Tammy Abraham got a little too eager!
England in white, the host in red.
The 22 men make their way into the heart of this little arena, with Kieran Trippier leading his nation onto the pitch.
Now for the national anthems before we get into the action…
Counting down to kick-off now, here’s a final reminder of the line-ups tonight…
Gareth Southgate explains Abraham and Sancho’s spot in the starting XI.
Just 10 minutes from kick-off now…
Jesse Lingard starts in the England midfield tonight as Gareth Southgate grants the Manchester United star a key opportunity.
Lingard chose not to leave Man United after resurrecting his career on-loan at West Ham, but after Ronaldo’s arrival amid a summer of spending, Lingard is facing a tough fight to win a place in the line-up.
The stunning Estadio Nacional hosts tonight’s England stars, a tiny 3,306-seater in the nation’s mountainous capital Andorra la Vella.
The pitch is artificial though, so the Three Lions must adapt.
Gareth Southgate celebrates half a decade in charge of England this week, but his contract with the Three Lions ends after the 2022 World Cup.
Will he do another half decade?
Andorra: Gomes, Jesus Rubio, Christian Garcia, Llovera, Marc Garcia, Jordi Rubio, Rebes, Vales, Xavier Vieira, Cristian Martinez, Sanchez.
Subs: Emili Garcia, Iker, Moreno,Cervos, De Pablos, Fernandez, Pujol, Pires, Lima, Alaez.
Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier captains a Three Lions team headed-up by Tammy Abraham in attack, after the former striker earned his spot with his explosive impact on the Serie A.
First-choice pics Kane, Sterling, Grealish, Walker, Henderson and Mount are dropped to the bench, while Foden, Saka and Stones start.
Struggling Man United star Jadon Sancho gets a key opportunity from the whistle.
This fixture nearly went up in flames yesterday, after a fire at tonight’s venue, the Estadi Nacional.
The blaze broke pricey broadcasting equipment and the VAR pitch-side screen, but tonight’s fixture has been given the go-ahead.
Good evening and welcome to Sportsmail’s coverage of England against Andorra in the World Cup qualifiers.
The Three Lions are unbeaten so far in Group I and Gareth Southgate is expected to name a much-changed squad.
Stay tuned right here for all the build-up and live match updates from Toby Miles.
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