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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

Portman Road (ATT 17,067) 15th October 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Adrien Jaccottet

England U21 England U21 vs Lithuania U21 Lithuania U21

England U21 5

R Morrison (2, 71)
J Ward-Prowse (27)
S Berahino (63, pen 76)

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Lithuania U21 0

European U21 Championships qualifier: Ravel Morrison helps England U21s beat Lithuania

Last Updated: 15/10/13 11:58pm

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Ravel Morrison: Celebrates his terrific second

Ravel Morrison: Celebrates his terrific second

Ravel Morrison's majestic display inspired England Under-21s to an impressive 5-0 victory against Lithuania as the West Ham midfielder's rise from bad boy to poster boy continues apace.

After years in which his off-pitch activities made the headlines, the 20-year-old is beginning to show just why Sir Alex Ferguson rated him among the most talented teenagers he had seen at Manchester United.

Fresh from netting an early contender for goal of the season in West Ham's 3-0 win at Tottenham, Morrison spent the international break with an England side for the first time in three years.

The midfielder made his Under-21s debut in last week's 4-0 win at San Marino and quickly made an impression in front of home supporters in Ipswich, opening the scoring inside two minutes after fine work by Wilfried Zaha down the left.

Lithuania were struggling to get to grips with Morrison, whose flurry of stepovers and dragbacks ended up in a free-kick at the edge of the box from which James Ward-Prowse scored his first goal for the Young Lions.

Gareth Southgate's side went further ahead in the 63rd minute when Saido Berahino netted his third goal in as many appearances, before Morrison came to the fore again.

Having won possession just inside the Lithuania half, the livewire midfielder burst between two defenders before fooling the goalkeeper with a stepover and slotting into the empty net.

Man-of-the-match Morrison was denied the chance of a hat-trick as Berahino netted from the spot in the 76th minute, although did not seem too annoyed as he applauded the West Brom striker's second.

He had a little disagreement with Zaha towards the end at Portman Road, although it by no means took the gloss off a fine individual and team performance.

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Matches

  • European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

    Tue 15th Oct - Group Eight
    • Azerbaijan U21
      0 - 2
      Portugal U21
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    • Norway U21
      1 - 3
      Israel U21
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      TV
    Tue 15th Oct - Group One
    • Wales U21
      4 - 0
      San Marino U21
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    • Moldova U21
      1 - 0
      Finland U21
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    • England U21
      5 - 0
      Lithuania U21
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      TV
    Tue 15th Oct - Group Four
    • Albania U21
      0 - 1
      Bosnia U21
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      TV
    Tue 15th Oct - Group Six
    • Rep Ire U21
      0 - 1
      Romania U21
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    • Germany U21
      3 - 2
      Faroe Islands U21
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      TV
    Tue 15th Oct - Group Seven
    • Malta U21
      0 - 4
      Greece U21
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    • Turkey U21
      1 - 0
      Poland U21
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    Tue 15th Oct - Group Two
    • Russia U21
      0 - 2
      Denmark U21
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    • Slovenia U21
      2 - 1
      Bulgaria U21
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    Tue 15th Oct - Group Nine
    • Serbia U21
      3 - 1
      N Ireland 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