Bulgaria 0 England 6

Marcus Rashford

Bul­garia 0 Eng­land 6, Vi­va­com Arena, UEFA Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Quali­fier, Oct­ober 14, 2019. In a mat­ch mar­red by ra­cist ab­use aimed at some of the Eng­land play­ers, The Three Li­ons de­feated Krasimir Balakov´s Bul­garia by a mas­sive mar­gin of 6-0 in Sofia. Ross Barkley and Ra­heem Ster­ling bo­th net­ted twice, whi­le Mar­cus Rash­ford and Harry Kane also ad­ded a goal apiece to the scoreboard.

The Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Quali­fier ga­me at the Vi­va­com Arena was over­shad­owed by dis­grace­ful scenes of ra­cism which saw it get­ting stopped twice. Eng­land dom­in­ated from the out­set and Man­chester Uni­ted stri­ker Mar­cus Rash­ford sco­red the open­ing goal for the vis­it­ors when he be­at Bul­garia shot stop­per Pla­men Iliev wi­th a right-footed shot in the sev­enth min­ute of the tie. The Three Li­ons kept on go­ing for­ward and doubled their lead thro­ugh a left-footed ef­fort from Chelsea´s Ross Barkley in the thir­teenth min­ute and the Stam­ford Bridge mid­fielder net­ted ag­ain two min­utes pa­st the ha­lf-hour ma­rk, this time wi­th a head­er from a Kier­an Trip­pi­er cross. Gar­eth Southgate´s men con­tin­ued their at­tack­ing prowess and Man­chester City wing­er Ra­heem Ster­ling made it 4-0 to the vis­it­ing te­am in fir­st-ha­lf stop­page time be­fore the same play­er re­gistered the fifth goal of the con­test twenty-four min­utes in­to the sec­ond pe­riod. And wi­th the sta­dium clock tick­ing down to zero, Eng­land had their sixth goal of the even­ing cour­tesy of Tot­ten­ham Hotspur´s Harry Kane who ran thro­ugh the Bul­gari­an de­fence and calmly put the ball pa­st Iliev and in­to the bot­tom left-hand cor­ner of the net in the eighty-fifth min­ute of the en­counter to give his si­de a re­sound­ing 6-0 away vic­tory. Bul­garia Te­am: Pla­men Iliev, Georgi Pashov, Ka­men Hadzhiev, Petar Zanev, Georgi Terziev, Georgi Kostadinov, Wander­son, Georgi Sar­mov, Is­mail Isa, Kir­il Des­podov, Ivelin Pop­ov. Sub­stitutes: Gal­in Ivan­ov, Kristiy­an Ma­lin­ov, Bozhid­ar Kraev, Dey­an Lozev, Ant­on Nedyalkov, Kris­ti­an Di­mitrov, Ivan Gor­an­ov­Mar­celinho, Simeon Slavchev, Birsent Karagar­en, Nikolay Mi­haylov, Hristo Ivan­ov. Eng­land Yeam: Jor­dan Pick­ford, Tyr­one Mings, Harry Ma­guire, Ben Chil­well, Kier­an Trip­pi­er, Jor­dan Hen­derson, Ross Barkley, Harry Winks, Harry Kane, Mar­cus Rash­ford, Ra­heem Ster­ling. Sub­stitutes: Ma­son Mount, Cal­lum Wil­son, Jadon San­c­ho, De­clan Rice, Mi­chael Ke­ane, Joe Go­mez, Trent Al­ex­an­der-Ar­nold, Fikayo To­mori, Tammy Ab­ra­ham, Nick Pope, Dean Henderson.

 

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Mar­cus Rash­ford notched his fir­st com­pet­it­ive goal for Eng­land in a closely con­tested 2–1 Wor­ld Cup Quali­fier tri­umph ag­ainst Slov­akia at Wemb­ley Sta­dium on the 4th of Septem­ber 2017.

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