England 4 Lithuania 0

Eng­land de­fenders Leigh­ton Baines, Ga­ry Ca­hill, Nath­aniel Clyne, and Phil Jones had very little to do and had few prob­lems dur­ing the clash wi­th the min­nows of Lithuania. The Eng­lish te­am dom­in­ated from the start and wi­th less than ten min­utes in­to the ac­tion, Way­ne Roo­ney sent the ho­me te­am ahead wi­th a clo­se ran­ge head­er from some six yards out af­ter a shot from his for­mer Man­chester Uni­ted team­mate Dan­ny Wel­beck had be­en bloc­ked by Steaua Bu­curest goal­mind­er Giedri­us Ar­laus­kis. The Ar­senal marks­man then doubled England´s lead when his head­er de­flec­ted off un­lucky Lithuania cent­ral de­fender Ta­das Ki­janskas and in­to the net in the 45th of min­ute of the Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ships Qual­i­fy­ing mat­ch. Af­ter the re­sump­tion of the play, Liver­pool flanker Ra­heem Ster­ling fol­lowed up as the twenty-year-old con­ver­ted ho­me a low cross from Roo­ney thir­teen min­utes in­to the sec­ond ha­lf of the mat­ch, be­fore Eng­land de­butant Harry Kane sco­red the fi­nal goal of the night wi­th a power­ful head­er from clo­se ran­ge in the 73rd min­ute of the fix­ture. Af­ter re­cord­ing his 47th goal in 102 ga­mes for his na­tive coun­try, Way­ne Roo­ney was now two goals shy of equalling Sir Bob­by Charlton’s na­tion­al scor­ing re­cord of 49. Roo­ney re­cieved his fir­st full cap for Eng­land in a 3-1 in­ter­na­tion­al friendly de­feat to Aus­tralia at Boleyn Gro­und on the 12th of Feb­ruary 2003, and sco­red his fir­st goal for The Three Li­ons when he hit the equal­iser in a 2-1 2004 Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Quali­fier win over Mace­do­nia at the Grad­ski Sta­di­on on the 6th of Septem­ber the same year. Eng­land Te­am: Joe Hart, Ga­ry Ca­hill, Nath­aniel Clyne, Phil Jones, Leigh­ton Baines, Fa­bi­an Delph, Mi­chael Car­rick, Dan­ny Wel­beck, Jor­dan Hen­derson, Ra­heem Ster­ling, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: Chris Small­ing, Ry­an Ma­son, Phil Ja­gielka, Harry Kane, Theo Wal­cott, Ja­mes Mil­ner, An­dros Town­send, Ross Barkley, Kier­an Gibbs, Kyle Walk­er, Jack But­land, Ro­bert Green.


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