Andre Wisdom sent off and Saido Berahino scored as England U21s drew 1-1 in Finland
Last Updated: 09/09/13 7:35pm
Saido Berahino: Scored England Under 21s' equaliser in Finland
Captain Andre Wisdom was sent off and Saido Berahino scored again as England's Under 21s were held to a 1-1 draw by Finland in the 2015 European Championship qualifier.
Finland had taken the lead at the Tampere Stadium on 15 minutes through Moshtagh Yaghoubi and England had to wait until midway through the second half to draw level.
Berahino, who scored the winner against Moldova last Thursday in Gareth Southgate's first game as coach, was again on target before Wisdom was shown the red card with 16 minutes to play.
Finland took the lead in avoidable circumstances, with Jack Butland rather embarrassingly caught out of position by a whipped, long-range free-kick by Yaghoubi in the 15th minute.
It was just reward for the hosts' early pressure, with the Stoke goalkeeper then tipping over a Robin Lod effort before James Ward-Prowse had England's first chance of note.
The Southampton man, making his second start for the Under 21s, again came close on the stroke of half-time, only to be denied by Fulham goalkeeper Jesse Joronen.
When play resumed, Butland was relieved to see Tim Vayrynen fire over after being beaten to the ball before substitute Harry Kane was denied moments after coming on.
England soon drew level, though, with fine work by Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha allowing Berahino to finish from close range in the 67th minute.
Southgate's side pushed for a winner but fell just short as they played the final 16 minutes without skipper Wisdom, who was sent off following an altercation with Vayrynen.
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
Mon 9th Sep - Group Nine
Cyprus U210 - 2Italy U21
Belgium U211 - 0N Ireland U21
Mon 9th Sep - Group Four
Bosnia U210 - 2Austria U21
Spain U214 - 0Albania U21
Mon 9th Sep - Group One
Finland U211 - 1England U21
Mon 9th Sep - Group Three
Lux'bourg U210 - 1Holland U21
Slovakia U211 - 0Georgia U21
Mon 9th Sep - Group Five
Ukraine U210 - 2Croatia U21
Liec'stein U210 - 6Switzerland U21
Mon 9th Sep - Group Ten
Belarus U211 - 2France U21
Mon 9th Sep - Group Six
Rep Ire U210 - 4Germany U21
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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Six
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|5||Faroe Islands U21||8||4|
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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group Nine
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