Bukayo Saka put his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final behind him by scoring in their World Cup qualifying game against Andorra football scores at Wembley. Saka celebrated his 20th birthday in style with a brilliant goal against the 156th ranked side in the world. The Arsenal midfielder received racist abuse along with Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho on social media after the final. Saka received the loudest cheer when the teams were announced.
Jesse Lingard opened the scoring in the 18th minute after the hosts changed the entire team from the one that beat Hungary a few days ago. The flood gates did not open as expected with Harry Kane scoring the second only in the 72nd minute. Jesse Lingard got his second in the 78th minute before Saka completed the scoring in the 85th minute.
England: Johnstone (N/A), James (6), Mings (5), Coady (6), Trippier (4), Alexander-Arnold (6), Henderson (6), Bellingham (7), Lingard (8), Saka (8), Bamford (5).
Subs: Kane (6), Grealish (6), Mount (6).
Man of the match: Bukayo Saka
England manager Gareth Southgate: “He got a fabulous reception, before the game, during the game. You can see how popular he is with the rest of the team as well. I hope it is closure but I don’t think there’s a player in that dressing room who doesn’t think positively about what he did all summer.” he added after England beat Andorra. “It is difficult for the team that we picked. They have not had as many matches together as a group and they are playing against a team that really knows how to frustrate. All the goals in their matches come late so you have to keep moving the ball, keep being patient. It was not an easy task we gave them, especially for our younger players.”
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