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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

Carrow Road (ATT 17,266) 12th October 2012 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Deniz Aytekin

England U21 England U21 vs Serbia U21 Serbia U21

England U21 1

C Dawson (pen 65)

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Serbia U21 0

Craig Dawson nets the only goal of the game from the spot as England U21s put one foot in the Euro 2013 finals.

Last Updated: 12/10/12 8:54pm

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England U21s opened up a narrow lead against Serbia in their play-off first leg

England U21s opened up a narrow lead against Serbia in their play-off first leg

Craig Dawson's penalty gave England U21s a slim advantage after the first leg of their Euro 2013 play-off against Serbia at Carrow Road.

Dawson lashed in a 65th-minute spot-kick after Adam Smith had been tripped just inside the box, and Stuart Pearce's side held on to take a valuable lead to Krusevac on Tuesday.

The early stages were dominated by a flurry of yellow cards as the visitors attempted to impose themselves, and England should have taken the lead when an unmarked Tom Ince headed wide from Danny Rose's flighted cross.

Jack Rodwell warmed the hands of Serbia goalkeeper Branimir Aleksic, who then raced out to smother at the feet of Ince as he burst clean through.

Serbia responded with a Luka Milunovic header that drifted narrowly past the top corner, while the lively Ince curled just wide at the other end.

Aleksic did well to beat Wilfried Zaha's piledriver to safety in the second half, but England broke the deadlock moments later when Milunovic's late lunge upended Smith and Dawson's penalty was too powerful for Aleksic to reach.

The hosts almost doubled their lead when Zaha slotted wide after good work from Andros Townsend, and Steven Caulker's header was met with a superb one-handed save from Aleksic.

Dawson then denied Serbia a late equaliser when he threw himself in front of Djordje Despotovic's drive to pull off an outstanding block and ensure Pearce's side would start the return leg with the upper hand.

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Tables

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group One

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 England U21 7 19
2 Moldova U21 7 13
3 Wales U21 7 10
4 Finland U21 7 9
5 Lithuania U21 7 7
6 San Marino U21 9 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Two

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Denmark U21 8 20
2 Russia U21 7 16
3 Slovenia U21 7 8
4 Bulgaria U21 8 8
5 Estonia U21 7 8
6 Andorra U21 7 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Three

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Slovakia U21 6 13
2 Holland U21 4 10
3 Georgia U21 7 8
4 Scotland U21 5 7
5 Luxembourg U21 6 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 6 15
2 Switzerland U21 6 12
3 Ukraine U21 3 6
4 Latvia U21 5 6
5 Liechtenstein U21 6 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Six

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Germany U21 6 14
2 Montenegro U21 6 11
3 Romania U21 6 9
4 Rep of Ireland U21 7 8
5 Faroe Islands U21 7 1

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Seven

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Poland U21 7 15
2 Greece U21 6 12
3 Turkey U21 6 10
4 Sweden U21 6 10
5 Malta U21 7 0

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Eight

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Portugal U21 5 15
2 Israel U21 5 9
3 Norway U21 6 6
4 Macedonia U21 5 4
5 Azerbaijan U21 5 4

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Nine

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 Serbia U21 6 13
2 Belgium U21 7 13
3 Italy U21 6 12
4 Cyprus U21 6 6
5 N Ireland U21 7 3

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Ten

European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Pos Team P Pts
1 France U21 6 18
2 Iceland U21 6 12
3 Kazakhstan U21 7 9
4 Armenia U21 6 6
5 Belarus U21 7 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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