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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

(ATT 2,000) 4th September 2009 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: H Siejewicz

Macedonia U21 Macedonia U21 vs England U21 England U21

Macedonia U21 1

A Ibraimi (34)

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England U21 2

F Sears (68)
L Cattermole (pen 83)

England U21 make winning start

Sears and Cattermole score in 2-1 victory

Last Updated: 04/09/09 6:01pm

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Sears: Equalising goal

Sears: Equalising goal

England Under 21s kicked off their new qualifying campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 victory in Macedonia.

Bidding to make it through to the 2011 European Championship, Stuart Pearce's youngsters had to come from behind after being stunned by Agim Ibraimi's opener in Prilep.

Freddie Sears drew England level midway through the second half and Lee Cattermole then sealed the three points with a late penalty.

Cattermole had a shot well-saved by Kristjian Naumovski early on, and soon afterwards he had an opening goal ruled out for offside.

Macedonia's Ibraimi tested Scott Loach with one free-kick; then in the 34th minute, he made no mistake in similar circumstances as he put his team in front.

Macedonia should have scored again when another Ibraimi free-kick was not dealt with and fell to Marko Ivanovski - whose shot was blocked by Loach.

Important stop

Sears came on at half-time for Fabrice Muamba, but the first meaningful action was another important stop by Loach - this time from a shot by substitute Muzafer Ejupi.

Next, though, a Junior Stanislas corner was not cleared - allowing Danny Rose to head the ball into the path of Jack Rodwell. He flicked it on to Sears, who beat Naumovski from six yards to level the scores in the 68th minute.

Sears hit the side-netting with another effort shortly afterwards but England did not have to wait too long as they won a penalty on 83 minutes.

The big chance came when substitute Jack Wilshere was fouled in the area close to the byline - and Cattermole duly scored from the spot.

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Matches

  • European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

    Fri 4th Sep - Group Two
    • Armenia U21
      1 - 3
      Switzerland U21
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    Fri 4th Sep - Group Nine
    • Macedonia U21
      1 - 2
      England U21
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    • Portugal U21
      4 - 1
      Lithuania U21
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    Fri 4th Sep - Group Three
    • Bosnia U21
      0 - 1
      Lux'bourg U21
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    • Wales U21
      2 - 1
      Italy U21
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    Fri 4th Sep - Group Six
    • Bulgaria U21
      3 - 0
      Kaz'stan U21
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    • Montenegro U21
      0 - 2
      Sweden U21
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    Fri 4th Sep - Group Eight
    • Malta U21
      0 - 1
      Belgium U21
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    Fri 4th Sep - Group Five
    • Germany U21
      6 - 0
      San Marino U21
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    • Czech R U21
      2 - 0
      N Ireland U21
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    Fri 4th Sep - Group Four
    • Spain U21
      2 - 0
      Poland U21
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    • Holland U21
      2 - 0
      Finland U21
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Tables

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group One

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England U21 10 28
2 Finland U21 10 16
3 Moldova U21 10 16
4 Wales U21 10 12
5 Lithuania U21 10 8
6 San Marino U21 10 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Two

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Denmark U21 10 26
2 Russia U21 10 22
3 Slovenia U21 10 17
4 Bulgaria U21 10 9
5 Estonia U21 10 9
6 Andorra U21 10 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Three

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Slovakia U21 8 17
2 Holland U21 8 16
3 Georgia U21 8 11
4 Scotland U21 8 11
5 Luxembourg U21 8 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Four

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Spain U21 6 18
2 Austria U21 6 12
3 Hungary U21 6 6
4 Bosnia U21 6 6
5 Albania U21 8 6

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Five

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Croatia U21 8 19
2 Ukraine U21 8 19
3 Switzerland U21 8 15
4 Latvia U21 8 6
5 Liechtenstein U21 8 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Six

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany U21 8 20
2 Romania U21 8 12
3 Montenegro U21 8 11
4 Rep of Ireland U21 8 8
5 Faroe Islands U21 8 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Seven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sweden U21 8 16
2 Greece U21 8 15
3 Poland U21 8 15
4 Turkey U21 8 13
5 Malta U21 8 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eight

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Portugal U21 8 24
2 Israel U21 8 15
3 Norway U21 8 9
4 Azerbaijan U21 8 7
5 Macedonia U21 8 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Nine

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Italy U21 8 18
2 Serbia U21 8 16
3 Belgium U21 8 16
4 Cyprus U21 8 6
5 N Ireland U21 8 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Ten

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 8 22
2 Iceland U21 8 16
3 Kazakhstan U21 8 9
4 Armenia U21 8 9
5 Belarus U21 8 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eleven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Sweden U21 2 6
2 Denmark U21 2 3
3 Macedonia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Twelve

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bulgaria U21 2 6
2 Ukraine U21 2 3
3 Croatia U21 2 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Thirteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Israel U21 2 4
2 Turkey U21 2 2
3 Wales U21 2 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Fourteen

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 2 6
2 Slovenia U21 2 3
3 Scotland U21 2 0

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