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England Football 2021 Albania v England. World Cup qualifying Group I – live!

England Football 2021 Albania v England. World Cup qualifying Group I – live!
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Sun, 28 Mar 2021 09:00:00 +0100

Minute-by-minute report: Can Gareth Southgate's England make it two win from two in Group I with a victory against second-placed Albania? Find out with Rob 

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Sun, 28 Mar 2021 09:00:00 +0100

Gareth Southgate has made six changes to the side that started at Wembley in midweek, with captain Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Declan Rice among those to 

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lbania vs England – LIVE!

The Three Lions can start to take control of World Cup qualifying group I with victory in Tirana tonight.

A 5-0 home victory over San Marino followed by another today will open up a two-point gap at the top of the group before facing Poland in Wednesday.

Gareth Southgate has made six changes to the side that started at Wembley in midweek, with captain Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Declan Rice among those to come back in.

There’s also a start for Phil Foden, while Luke Shaw gets a chance to impress at left-back after his recall and John Stones keeps his place in the heart of defence.

Concerns over safety at the Air Albania Stadium have subsided in the build-up to the game, but there remains questions over the playing surface in the newly-opened stadium.

Follow all the build-up, action and reaction with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog…

70 mins: First change for England.

James Ward-Prowse on in place of Kalvin Phillips looking to add to that first Three Lions goal on Thursday.

69 mins: Walker tries a backheel, fails and then takes his frustration out on Bare and gets a yellow card for doing so.

Fine finish from the Chelsea midfielder…

Analysis from James Robson…

“That’s a lovely finish from Mount – but what about that pass from Kane, just to underline his status as England’s No9 and 10.

“Southgate says he knows his ideal starting line up at the Euros.

It’s safe to say Mount is written in, in indelible ink.”

63 mins: A mistake from the hosts and England pounce.

Sterling cuts out a poor ball and gives it to Kane who rolls ball into Mount.

The Chelsea man opens up his body and it’s a lovely finish into the far corner.

63 mins: England double their lead through Mason Mount!

Dan Kilpatrick tempting fate…

“Sterling is beginning to stretch Albania’s back four with his pace, which is creating space for the likes of Foden and Kane.

England are well on top and it feels like a matter of time before they double their lead.”

55 mins: This is much better from England, Walker now the one racing forward and getting in behind, his cross is blocked but this is far more enjoyable.

Analysis from James Robson…

“Much better start to this half by England, with better movement all round.

Foden moving inside for Sterling’s cutback just then was the sort of link up in the final third that we didn’t see in the first half.”

52 mins: A touch more urgency from England so far and Sterling gets down the left and cuts back for his Manchester City teammate Foden, his effort is low and hard but is tipped onto the post.

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– March 28, 2021
England Football 2021 Albania v England. World Cup qualifying Group I – live!
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