Euro Qualifying • Group A
  • 2nd Half
  • England
  • Bulgaria
  • Rose
    90'
  • IvanovMladenov
    82'
  • KaneOxlade-Chamberlain
    77'
  • Kane (P)
    73'
  • SterlingSancho
    71'
  • MarcelinhoDespodov
    67'
  • HendersonMount
    67'
  • BodurovDimitrov
    65'
  • Sterling
    55'
  • Kane (P)
    49'
  • 1st Half
  • England
  • Bulgaria
  • Bodurov
    36'
  • Keane
    30'
  • Kane
    24'
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England - Bulgaria
Euro Qualifying - 7 September 2019

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+3' 

FULL TIME. England win comfortably, and Harry Kane takes another match ball. A dominant performance against willing, easy opponents. There are more goals to come in this group for England, but as yet no sign of tactical progress.

  • Danny Rose
    Yellow cardDanny RoseEnglandRose gets himself booked for a wild lunge on... someone.
90+2' 

Rose gets himself booked for a wild lunge on... someone.

90'+1' 

We're into the first of two indicated added time minutes.

89' 

Wanderson pulls on the left to receive the ball, and he has a deflected cross go behind for a corner.

88'

Rashford is through on goal and with the fifth offering itself up, Rashford dinks the ball against the 'keeper's face. A huge missed opportunity, and typical of Rashford for many of his appearances.

85' 

Five minutes of normal time left.

  • Daniel Mladenov
    OffGalin IvanovBulgariaMladenov is on. For Bulgaria.
  • Daniel Mladenov
    OnDaniel MladenovBulgaria
82' 

Mladenov is on. For Bulgaria.

79' 

Here's Kane's third.

79' 

Barkley finds Mount in the box, but his shot is blocked.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OffHarry KaneEnglandOxlade-Chamberlain on for Kane.
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainEngland
77' 

Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Kane.

76' 

Popov curls a cross over the wall that Pickford skips across to tip over, with the shot possibly creeping in. Despodov throws himself to the ground after a corner, and he feels a brush from Barkley's hand and chucks himself to the ground. No.

75' 

Free kick for Bulgaria, 25 yards out and relatively central.

  • Harry Kane
    Goal by penaltyHarry KaneEnglandGOAL! England 4-0 Bulgaria - Kane aims at the top left corner and the 'keeper has no chance to reach it.
73' 

GOAL! England 4-0 Bulgaria - Kane aims at the top left corner and the 'keeper has no chance to reach it.

72' 

PENALTY! Dimitrov is turned by Kane, sent to the ground, and he recovers in order to bring him down.

  • Jadon Sancho
    OffRaheem SterlingEnglandHere is Jadon Sancho.
  • Jadon Sancho
    OnJadon SanchoEngland
71' 

Here is Jadon Sancho.

68' 

Mount punts it miles over.

  • Kiril Despodov
    OffMarcelinhoBulgariaHere's Despodov.
  • Kiril Despodov
    OnKiril DespodovBulgaria
67' 

Here's Despodov.

  • Mason Mount
    OffJordan HendersonEnglandMount is on for Henderson, a weak link in the team.
  • Mason Mount
    OnMason MountEngland
66' 

Mount is on for Henderson, a weak link in the team.

  • Kristian Dimitrov
    OffNikolay BodurovBulgariaHere comes Dimitrov.
  • Kristian Dimitrov
    OnKristian DimitrovBulgaria
65' 

Here comes Dimitrov.

64' 

Rashford's cross into Kane forces Bozhikov to lunge at the ball and vitally hook it away.

63' 

STAT

62' 

Bulgaria are sitting back now. England don't seem fussed about finding another goal - the chances of qualifying going to goal difference at this point are slim.

60' 

More England passing.

59' 

England have the game won, and should use the time to blood some new players.

57' 

Angry Twitter.

  • Raheem Sterling
    GoalRaheem SterlingEnglandGOAL! England 3-0 Bulgaria. Sterling scores - Kane strides down the left wing, sends in a dangerous, low cross, and Sterling darts in ahead of the defence to prod it home.
55' 

GOAL! England 3-0 Bulgaria. Sterling scores - Kane strides down the left wing, sends in a dangerous, low cross, and Sterling darts in ahead of the defence to prod it home.

53' 

Rashord - improved from the first half - slips in Barkley and he spins in the box to lose his marker, only to see his cross deflected.

51' 

Barkley has a corner on the left wing. Dinked to Maguire on the edge of the box, and he heads limply wide.

50' 

Make it 23.

  • Harry Kane
    Goal by penaltyHarry KaneEnglandGOAL! England 2-0 Bulgaria. Kane scores - No problem as Kane clips a penalty into the top corner.
49' 

GOAL! England 2-0 Bulgaria. Kane scores - No problem as Kane clips a penalty into the top corner.

48' 

PENALTY! Rashford sprints down the left, a Cruyff turn into the box, and Bodurov cleans him out with a witless late tackle.

48'

Marcelinho dinks a good ball over the top for Wanderson, and he blasts a shot at a tight angle at Pickford to beat away.

47' 

Nedyalkov sends in a low cross which is easily cut out.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

We go again.

  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

That's it for the half. See you in 15 minutes.

43'

Trippier picks out Kane, but he fires in a header off his face that cant beat Iliev for pace.

43' 

Rose jinks past his man, his cross reaches Barkley in the box, and he drives to the touchline before winning a corner on the right.

42' 

A few minutes left for either team to grab a quick seven goals to change the complexion of the game.

41' 

Barkley picks out Keane, and he is penalised for clambering over his man. in the box.

40' 

Barkley gets his legs tangled with Marcelinho, and wins a free kick 40ish yards out.

39' 

Some fairly quick passing from England, but it's a way from goal and too far removed to drag Bulgaria out of position.

38' 

Two neat passes from Rashford and Barkley sets up Rose in the box with a chance to cross, but he fails to find an England shirt. Henderson then has a chance to cross for Kane, but it's too high, and Rose gets another go, this time winning a throw.

  • Nikolay Bodurov
    Yellow cardNikolay BodurovBulgariaRashford looks to break forward down the middle, and Bodurov gives him an unwelcome tug to put him off his stride. That's a yellow.
36' 

Rashford looks to break forward down the middle, and Bodurov gives him an unwelcome tug to put him off his stride. That's a yellow.

35' 

Rose crosses to Sterling in a dangerous possession, but he fluffs his lines. The full-back was released by a nice pass from Rashford, but Sterling was not expecting the ball as he pointed towards Kane as the suggested target.

34' 

Here's the goal, by the way.

33' 

England in possession, for a change etc?

31'

I Popov lays it out for S Popov, and he glances it towards goal. It's not a bad effort, but Pickford saves easily.

  • Michael Keane
    Yellow cardMichael KeaneEnglandKeane goes in late on Marcelinho in midfield, and from behind, and gets himself a booking.
30'

Keane goes in late on Marcelinho in midfield, and from behind, and gets himself a booking.

29' 

Malinov is caught in possession after a miscontrol, but he had shielded the ball in time to bring a foul from Kane.

28' 

Barkley tries to pass wide for Trippier, but misjudges it completely and it rolls out of play for a throw.

27' 

Sterling's cross is headed out by a diving effort from Sarmov.

26' 

Sterling skips past the defence after breaking the offside trap ILLEGALLY, and has a shot deflected over by Sarmov after the flag went up.

  • Harry Kane
    GoalHarry KaneEnglandGOAL! England 1-0 Bulgaria. Kane scores - Iliev passes short, gets it back, plays it left, and oh! There's Raheem Sterling. He takes the ball, dinks it inside to Kane, and he prods home.
24' 

GOAL! England 1-0 Bulgaria. Kane scores - Iliev passes short, gets it back, plays it left, and oh! There's Raheem Sterling. He takes the ball, dinks it inside to Kane, and he prods home.

23' 

All England possession. It's like watching Spain in the 2000s, and just as entertaining. Rashford smashes one over from 35 yards. What's the point?

21' 

They're more spaced out than this on the pitch now.

19'

GOAL! NO! Sterling brings down a pass from the left as releases it quickly into the path of Kane's run. He taps it past the 'keeper, but he's flagged offside in what is a plainly correct decision.

18' 

Sterling is boshed over by Ivanov, and about 40 seconds earlier he was sandwiched in the box as he strode towards goal - it was obviously a fair challenge from Malinov, mind.

17' 

This is all England.

16' 

Rice chips a long ball forward down the right, and it's overhit for Trippier to reach.

15'

Rose volleys in a great cross from the left for Henderson, and he boots it well wide of goal. It was, in fair, a tough chance to get right, and it's not exactly in his wheelhouse.

14' 

Sterling is tackled by Nedyalkov and England have a throw up the pitch. It is bloodless stuff.

12' 

All England possession, not much else.

10' 

Rose collects the ball on the left and finds Sterling, and England keep possession before swapping the ball over to the right.

8' 

Here is Ian Wright on Harry Maguire.

7' 

Wanderson sends in a corner that Maguire loops away with a header.

5'

Bodurov hits an effort against Rashford that bounces back to the ''keeper, but Bulgaria race up the other end and Marcelinho tees up Wanderson, who fires in straight at Pickford.

4' 

In an absolutely tactically fascinating approach, Bulgaria have five at the back. Fas-cin-at-ing.

3' 

Sterling attacks down the right and wins a corner on the right wing from Bozhikov. Barkley take, and it's dreadful. Rashford though claims a poor clearance and shoots into Bozhikov's legs.

  • 1st Half
1' 

The match gets underway, with huge cheers for the home side.

16:55 

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16:50 

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01:12
16:45 

If the game looks won early, though, there is plenty for Southgate to look at. James Maddison, Mason Mount, Tyrone Mings, Joe Gomez and Callum Wilson could get minutes as they ease into international football.

16:40 

Gareth Southgate has picked far from his strongest side, here, so is probably conf- wait, I'm looking at the subs bench.

Southgate has picked perhaps his strongest side, with a front three of Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling likely to take the Bulgarian defence apart.

16:35 

Bulgaria, however, have played four games and come away with just two points. They are at a low point historically, and anything but a defeat would be a surprise.

16:30 

This is a chance for England to go top of the group. So far, Kosova are in pole position, with eight points from three games. England, with two wins from two, will go two points clear if they beat Bulgaria.

16:25 

And Bulgaria.

16:20 

Here's the England XI.

16:15 

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