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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
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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…
90 mins: Four minutes of added time as England win a corner.
88 mins: This game has long been won.
England just happy stroking the ball about between themselves.
81 mins: Another change for England as Lingard comes on in place of Foden.
Lingard had 10 shots on Thursday without getting a goal.
One would go down nicely now.
Analysis from Dan Kilpatrick…
“There’s a nice balance to this England team and it’s easy to imagine Southgate starting with something similar against Croatia.
But Phillips and Rice are perhaps too similar in style, and Ward-Prowse has another chance to impress in place of the Leeds man.”
73 mins: Kane goes into the book now after lunging for a loose ball.
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.
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England take on Albania this Sunday in their second World Cup qualifier
Gareth Southgate's Three Lions predictably breezed past San Marino on Thurs
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England take on Albania this Sunday in their second World Cup qualifier.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions predictably breezed past San Marino on Thursday night, winning 5-0 at Wembley.
Now, they’ll take on Albania in Tirana before a third quick-fire Group I tie at home to Poland on Wednesday.
England are looking to use these qualifiers as part of their preparations for this summer’s European Championship and Southgate is expected to shuffle his pack.
He has plenty of talent to pick from in an exciting-looking squad and several players will hope to make an impression during their trip to the Adriatic Sea.
These two have only met once before, in qualifying for the 2002 World Cup.
England won both ties.
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This Group I qualifier will get under way at 5pm on Sunday, March 28.
Full coverage from the Arena Kombetare in Tirana will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 4pm.
Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and Stuart Pearce.
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Albania: Berisha, Hysaj, Ismajli, Djimsiti, Veseli, Laci, Bare, Memolla, Uzuni, Cikalleshi, Broja.
Subs: Manaj, Memushaj, Ajeti, Doka, Hoxhallari, Gjasula, Kallaku, Selmani, Lenjani, Ramadani, Strakosha, Kamberi.
England: Pope, Walker, Maguire, Stones, Shaw, Mount, Phillips, Rice, Foden, Kane, Sterling.
Subs: Johnstone, James, Mings, Henderson, Chilwell, Lingard, Coady, Calvert-Lewin, Watkins, Trippier, Bellingham, Ward-Prowse.
Gareth Southgate believes England displayed the kind of hunger and attitude required to become a top team during Thursday’s comprehensive win over San Marino.
“Of course it’s a game that we’re expected to win and win comfortably,” the Three Lions boss said.
“But I was particularly pleased with the mentality for the full 90 minutes.
“I think that we pressed the ball when we lost it was the biggest indication of that.
The whole team were hungry to play.
“Sometimes these games have been stodgy for us in the past, but I think this team can play slightly differently.
“We have some creative players who can open teams up.
“A lot of those chances were created by the good pressing and winning the ball high up the pitch, but also some of the interchange of position and the vision of the players.
“If we were to be ultra-critical, we probably should have scored more but we also have to say their goalkeeper had an absolutely fantastic game.
“I was very pleased because the behaviours and habits that we showed – to be a top team we have to show those every day, in every training session and in every match.”
– March 28, 2021
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