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San Marino 0 England 8 - as it happened

England thrash San Marino on a good night for Wales and Ireland

ANALYSIS

So a great night for Wales, who came from behind to win 2-1 in Scotland.
It was all too straightforward for England who thrashed San Marino 8-0. It was also a good night for Ireland, who were able to hold Sweden to a 0-0 draw in Stockholm.

FT: A thorough thrashing dished out by England. The early own goal by Della Valle didn't help the home side and after Defoe made it 3-0 after 35 minutes, it was all over. But England weren't done. They scored five by half-time and added three more in the second half. Defoe might take the headlines due to his double but the Ox, who was the first England player to get on the scoresheet and Leighton Baines were perhaps the stand-out players for the away side.Simon Rice (Online Sports...Mar 22, 2013 at 9:50 PM

FULL TIME: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 8

  • Della Valle scores an own goal after 11 mins
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it 2-0 with a fine goal after 29 mins
  • Defoe makes it three with a tap in after 35 mins
  • Young with fine long range strike
  • Lampard scores England's fifth with a low shot
  • Rooney with a free-kick after the break to make it six
  • Sturridge header makes it seven
  • Defoe gets his second and England's eighth after a great team move
  • WALES BEAT SCOTLAND 2-1



Defoe celebrates with the Ox after making it 3-0.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 22, 2013 at 9:03 PM
Rooney bends in his free-kick to make it 6-0 to England.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 22, 2013 at 9:30 PM

England are expected to put a few goals past San Marino tonight. A repeat of the match in 1993 would be good - although without the conceding after 8.3 seconds bit.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 22, 2013 at 3:33 PM

England beat San Marino 5-0 when they met last year - with Rooney scoring twice.
by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on Mar 22, 2013 at 5:05 PM



  • FULL TIME: SAN MARINO 0 ENGLAND 8

    • Della Valle scores an own goal after 11 mins
    • Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it 2-0 with a fine goal after 29 mins
    • Defoe makes it three with a tap in after 35 mins
    • Young with fine long range strike
    • Lampard scores England's fifth with a low shot
    • Rooney with a free-kick after the break to make it six
    • Sturridge header makes it seven
    • Defoe gets his second and England's eighth after a great team move
    • WALES BEAT SCOTLAND 2-1
    3/22/2013 9:57:45 PM
  • 75 min: The 2,000 travelling England fans can be heard as England win a free-kick in a dangerous position outside the box. Baines strikes it but the keeper does enough to get it away.
    3/22/2013 9:30:22 PM
  • Rooney bends in his free-kick to make it 6-0 to England.

    3/22/2013 9:30:49 PM
  • GOAL!


    77 min: Great goal - and it's Defoe with his second of the night. Sturridge plays it wide to the Ox who then dinks it to an onrushing Walker. The Spurs man makes it to the byline before pulling it back for his club team-mate and Defoe makes no mistake. 8-0.
    3/22/2013 9:33:42 PM
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    Wales have equalised against Scotland with Aaron Ramsey smashing a penalty in off the underside of the bar. Meanwhile Ireland have nearly secured a draw in Sweden.
    3/22/2013 9:35:33 PM
  • OTHER GAMES...

    Now Wales are ahead! The travelling fans in Scotland are going wild as Robson-Kanu heads in. What a turnaround. 2-1.
    3/22/2013 9:36:40 PM
  • 85 min: England try and work it into Sturridge on the edge of the box but the Liverpool man can't control it. England keep on coming and it's Defoe who heads across goal. We have six minutes to go.
    3/22/2013 9:39:54 PM
  • OTHER GAMES...

    Ireland have secured a 0-0 draw with Sweden. Good result for Trap's side. Still 2-1 to Wales in Scotland.
    3/22/2013 9:40:47 PM
  • 87 min: Young threads a great ball to Defoe but the Spurs striker fails to complete a hat-trick after appearing to be caught in two minds whether to shoot or pass.
    3/22/2013 9:41:56 PM
  • Stevie G and Milner look to be enjoying things from the bench.

    3/22/2013 9:43:51 PM
  • 90 + 1 min: Parker makes a strong challenge and San Marino win a free-kick on the half-way line as we move into injury time.
    3/22/2013 9:45:40 PM
  • FT: It's all over - England have won 8-0.
    3/22/2013 9:46:06 PM

  • And England thrash San Marino 8-O! Deservedly So! RidzNoor رضوان via Twitter at 9:46 PM

    Well done England Fezii via Twitter at 9:46 PM


    England are gonna win the World Cup!!! Andy Kitch via Twitter at 9:46 PM

    3/22/2013 9:47:44 PM
  • FT: A thorough thrashing dished out by England. The early own goal by Della Valle didn't help the home side and after Defoe made it 3-0 after 35 minutes, it was all over. But England weren't done. They scored five by half-time and added three more in the second half. Defoe might take the headlines due to his double but the Ox, who was the first England player to get on the scoresheet and Leighton Baines were perhaps the stand-out players for the away side.
    3/22/2013 9:50:20 PM
  • OTHER GAMES...

    There's just a minute of normal time to go in Scotland and the hosts trail 2-1 after Wales made a second half comeback. We'll bring you the latest on events there.

    3/22/2013 9:51:15 PM
  • OTHER GAMES...

    It's Wales on the attack as four minutes of injury time are played in Scotland.
    3/22/2013 9:53:27 PM
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    Scotland shoot from range as they pile everyone forward in the snowy conditions.
    3/22/2013 9:55:10 PM
  • OTHER GAMES...

    Ramsey has been sent off!
    3/22/2013 9:56:19 PM
  • OTHER GAMES...

    The Arsenal man was adjudged to have been the last man as he hauled the Scotland striker to the ground. From the resulting free-kick Maloney fires well over. And then the full-time whistle goes. Wales win 2-1.
    3/22/2013 9:57:26 PM
  • ANALYSIS

    So a great night for Wales, who came from behind to win 2-1 in Scotland. It was all too straightforward for England who thrashed San Marino 8-0. It was also a good night for Ireland, who were able to hold Sweden to a 0-0 draw in Stockholm.
    3/22/2013 10:00:58 PM
  • Thanks for joining us for tonight's action. We'll be back for England's next game against Montenegro on Tuesday. Somehow I doubt it'll be quite as straightforward.
    3/22/2013 10:04:46 PM
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