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European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

(ATT 6,000) 5th March 2014 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Nicolas Rainville

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UEFA European U-21 Championship qualifying: England overcome Wales in 1-0 win

Last Updated: 05/03/14 8:31pm

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Nathan Redmond: Grabbed England's winner

Nathan Redmond: Grabbed England's winner

Nathan Redmond scored the only goal as England Under-21s edged out Wales Under-21s 1-0 in Wednesday's 2015 European Championship qualifier at Derby's iPro Stadium.

Norwich winger Redmond struck in the 56th minute, cutting in from the left flank and shooting low into the near corner of the net from outside the box.

The Young Lions went into the contest having netted 21 goals in their previous four matches, but struggled to pose an attacking threat in a subdued first half and might even have gone in at half-time 1-0 down.

It took 25 minutes for the first real attempt to arrive, with Ravel Morrison drilling wide, and five minutes later England survived a scare when Wes Burns broke clear at the other end, only to hit his shot across the face of Jack Butland's goal.

Gareth Southgate's side continued to generally control possession thereafter but kept sending efforts off-target, with the likes of Saido Berahino, Redmond and Tom Ince trying their luck unsuccessfully.

England looked a little more menacing as the second half got under way and after warning shots from Ince and Redmond, the latter broke the deadlock in a decent individual moment as he danced through a clutch of Wales players before squeezing the ball past goalkeeper Connor Roberts.

The home side tried to keep the tempo up, but in the end Redmond's effort proved sufficient for a victory that adds to their unbeaten record in Group 1.

In their last match, Southgate's team - albeit against San Marino at home - had raced into a 4-0 lead inside the opening 25 minutes en route to a comprehensive 9-0 victory.

They barely registered anything that could be considered a shot within the same time period at the start of this game, before Morrison finally broke the pattern with his low drive wide.

The Welsh will have been content with how things were proceeding but might have felt disappointed that Burns could not make more of his chance on the half-hour.

England's response saw James Ward-Prowse put a speculative effort wide from distance, Berahino's cheeky flick in the box deflect behind and Redmond cut inside and send a shot off-target.

Ince then broke into the area but scooped over, before Redmond headed clear of the crossbar in a tepid conclusion to a forgettable half.

Wales defender Joe Walsh almost diverted a cross into his own net shortly after the restart, before Tom Lawrence curled a shot from the edge of the area wide of Butland's post.

But England then began to step things up, with Ince firing a shot with some venom too high and Redmond bringing a dive out of Roberts with an attempt that bounced just the wrong side of the post.

And two minutes later, the pressure told as Redmond escaped several red shirts and beat Roberts, notching his second goal in nine under-21 caps.

Berahino headed over and Ince put the ball on the roof of the net as England went in search of a second, before Derby starlet Will Hughes came on as a substitute, receiving a warm reception from the crowd.

Tom Carroll saw his shot deflect behind and another England substitute, Danny Ings, had a late strike pushed away by Roberts, but England had done enough.

Southgate's men, top of the six teams in the qualifying pool, now have 19 points from seven games, while Wales have 10 from seven.

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Matches

  • European Under-21 Championship Qualifying

    Wed 5th Mar - Group Three
    • Georgia U21
      1 - 1
      Lux'bourg U21
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    Wed 5th Mar - Group Six
    • Romania U21
      3 - 1
      Faroe Islands U21
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    • Rep Ire U21
      1 - 2
      Montenegro U21
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    Wed 5th Mar - Group Ten
    • Kaz'stan U21
      3 - 2
      Iceland U21
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    Wed 5th Mar - Group Seven
    • Malta U21
      1 - 2
      Sweden U21
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    • Greece U21
      2 - 1
      Turkey U21
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    Wed 5th Mar - Group Nine
    • N Ireland U21
      0 - 2
      Italy U21
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    • Belgium U21
      0 - 3
      Serbia U21
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    Wed 5th Mar - Group Four
    • Austria U21
      1 - 3
      Albania U21
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    Wed 5th Mar - Group Five
    • Switzerland U21
      5 - 1
      Liec'stein U21
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    Wed 5th Mar - Group Two
    • Denmark U21
      8 - 0
      Estonia U21
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    Wed 5th Mar - Group One
    • England U21
      1 - 0
      Wales U21
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    • San Marino U21
      0 - 0
      Finland U21
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    Wed 5th Mar - Group Eight
    • Portugal U21
      2 - 0
      Macedonia 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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