England U21s cruise to win

Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England Under-21s won 4-0 against 10-man San Marino in Serravalle in UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying.

Last Updated: 10/10/13 at 22:25 Post Comment

Harry Kane: Bagged a hat-trick for England in San Marino

Harry Kane: Bagged a hat-trick for England in San Marino

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Michael Keane scrambled the ball home for the Young Lions in the fifth minute before Tottenham striker Kane took over the scoring duties with a 45th-minute penalty and two close-range efforts in the second half to seal victory.

San Marino goalkeeper Andrea Manzaroli was sent off after conceding the penalty when he brought down Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in the box, with the home side bringing on substitute stopper Massimo Francioni at the expense of midfielder Lorenzo Liverani as a result.

The win was England's second in three games in qualifying Group One and moved them up into second place in the standings behind Finland with a game in hand.

England totally dominated the game and San Marino had no answer once they had been reduced to 10 men.

Keane's opening goal proved to be the starter to Kane's main course, the 20-year-old Manchester United defender reacting quickly to re-direct Sterling's low drive.

The early goal set the tone and the Young Lions started to dominate, with Sterling flashing a shot wide in the 17th minute and England probing with a series of corners around the half-hour mark.

Ravel Morrison's volleyed effort flew over the bar before Tom Ince shot over, but England did get the second goal in first-half stoppage time when Manzaroli hauled down Sterling, allowing Kane to step up and beat substitute keeper Francioni from the spot.

Francioni was kept busy after the break, denying West Ham's Morrison and a point-blank header from Kane in quick succession, but Kane did find a way through in the 66th minute when he followed up his parried shot from close range.

Kane grabbed his third in the 89th minute when he found the end of club team-mate Tom Carroll's cross from the right.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
19:00
Sweden U21 4-1 France U21  
17:15
Iceland U21 1-1 Denmark U21  
17:00
Croatia U21 1-2 England U21 Report
Germany U21 2-0 Ukraine U21  
Portugal U21 5-4 Holland U21  
Spain U21 1-2 Serbia U21  
15:00
Italy U21 3-1 Slovakia U21  
Friday, 10 October 2014
17:45
England U21 2-1 Croatia U21 Report
France U21 2-0 Sweden U21  
17:00
Denmark U21 0-0 Iceland U21  

Footer 365

Chelsea: Eden Hazard one of the best attacking players around, says Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman says Chelsea's Eden Hazard is becoming one of the best attacking players in Europe.

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during win over BATE Borisov

Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during Shakhtar Donestk’s 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov.

Sky Bet League One: Bristol City held, by Bradford City Peterborough lose at Crewe

Bristol City were held by Bradford, but the 2-2 draw saw the Robins set a new club record for league games unbeaten.

Mail Box

City: Like A Deer Caught In The Headlights

...while Chelsea just live for Champions League nights. That's one view in a mailbox that also includes several happy football fans and looks forward to Michael Carrick's return...

Are There Any Happy Fans Out There?

It seems as if Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton are the only content supporters right now. We have more doom and gloom for you. Who wants good news, eh..?

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property