England made a triumphant return to Wembley, 56 days after the heartbreak of their Euro 2020 remaining defeat by Italy on penalties.
Gareth Southgate’s facet – which confirmed 11 modifications from the 4-0 win in Hungary on Thursday – acquired an excellent reception in Sunday night’s 2022 World Cup qualifier in opposition to Group I minnows ranked at 156 on this planet.
Jesse Lingard struck early for England in opposition to Andorra, however the completely dominant Three Lions needed to wait till 18 minutes from time earlier than extending their lead any additional, after Harry Kane, Jack Grealish and Mason Mount had been despatched on from the bench.
Kane netted his fortieth aim for his nation from the penalty spot after Mount was bundled over within the field, with the floodgates opening late on.
Lingard toe-poked house his second of the evening earlier than Bukayo Saka – who missed England’s decisive penalty in opposition to Italy in July – obtained the largest cheer of the sport when he headed in Lingard’s cross for quantity 4.
England have now gained all of their first 5 qualifiers on the street to Qatar and journey to face Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday evening.
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In the long run England put some gloss on what was a largely dour event.
That late flurry of targets was much-needed – and there was no extra widespread a scorer than Saka on the finish.
There may be no complaints. This was at all times going to be a digital coaching floor train, with Andorra making an attempt to keep away from a humiliation.
It was as much as England to give you the solutions and it wanted the introduction of Kane, Mount and Grealish to do this, so credit score to Southgate for recognising as a lot.
Qualification for Qatar will get ever nearer.
England 4-0 Andorra
89 minutes: Lingard is simply denied a hat-trick late on as Kane’s curling effort is simply tipped vast by Josep Gomes. Good save.
Mings’ header from the subsquent nook goes over.
Mings was booked a couple of minutes in the past by the way in which, which suggests he is not going to be accessible for the journey to Poland on Wednesday evening.
GOAL! England 4-0 Andorra | Bukayo Saka 85’
83 minutes: It’s 4 as drained Andorra are caught out by a brief nook.
Alexander-Arnold performs it to Lingard, who drills in a cross that’s steered in off the top of Saka.
Nice to see him get among the many targets in his first sport again at Wembley for the reason that Euros remaining.
80 minutes: Kane has by no means been extra grateful to see an offside flag in his life as Grealish picks out the Tottenham talisman on the again put up, however he will get his left-footed volley fully incorrect and it smashes again off the woodwork.
It might not have counted, however nonetheless… how on earth did he miss?!
GOAL! England 3-0 Andorra | Jesse Lingard 78′
78 minutes: One other for Lingard!
After Grealish opens up the house, Lingard is picked out by Saka and flicks the ball to the facet of Jesus Rubio earlier than an unconventional strike that bounces in entrance of Josep Gomes and into the underside nook.
You’d fancy England for a pair extra throughout the closing phases…
That was Kane’s fortieth England aim.
He’s now solely 13 away from matching all-time main scorer Wayne Rooney.
GOAL! England 2-0 Andorra | Harry Kane 72’
72 minutes: Emphatic from Kane, who fires into the underside nook.
He scores for the 14th successive qualification sport and strikes stage with Michael Owen for fifth place on the all-time England scorers record.
Josep Gomes guessed the correct approach, however was by no means retaining that out.
Will the floodgates now open within the final 18 minutes or so?
Penalty to England
70 minutes: Nice interaction between Grealish and Mount, who’s shoved within the again by Christian Garcia, who was caught helplessly on the incorrect facet of the Chelsea playmaker.
There will likely be a VAR test, however that gained’t be overturned.
Kane steps up…
James Robson at Wembley
England wanted to alter issues. Their high quality has not been ok.
Andorra are there for the taking, however haven’t been stretched wherever close to typically sufficient.