Match No. 1042 - Thursday, 23rd March 2023, 7:45pm

  • "Pellegrini, to the left of the D, swivels and plays a forensic diagonal pass to release Retegui into the area, down the inside right. He takes a touch before firing a superb low drive across Pickford and into the bottom left!" Mateo Retegui, 56'55:47
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    • 1
    • Gianluigi DonnarummaGianluigi Donnarumma.
      Born 25th Feb 1999, Castellammare di Stabia.
    • 2
    • Giovanni Di LorenzoGiovanni Di Lorenzo.
      Born 4th Aug 1993, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy.
      52:01 "Rice high-kicks in the environs of Barella only to catch his own man Maguire upside the noggin. Di Lorenzo wants the England midfielder issued with a second yellow, but gets his first instead for making his point too forcefully."
    • 4
    • Leonardo SpinazzolaLeonardo Spinazzola.
      Born 25th Mar 1993, Foligno, Italy.
    • 3
    • Rafael TolóiRafael Tolói.
      Born 10th Oct 1990, Glória d'Oeste, Brazil.
    • 15
    • Francesco AcerbiFrancesco Acerbi.
      Born 10th Feb 1988, Vizzolo Predabissi, Italy.
      91:12 "Acerbi slides in on Kane and picks up a booking for the resulting foul."
    • 18
    • Nicolò BarellaNicolò Barella.
      Born 7th Feb 1997, Cagliari, Italy.
    • Off '6261:33
    • 6
    • Marco VerrattiMarco Verratti.
      Born 5th Nov 1992, Pescara.
      (c)
    • Off '8887:50
    • 8
    • JorginhoJorge Luiz Frello Filho.
      Born 20th Dec 1991, Imbituba, Brazil.
      60:58 "Jorginho sees yellow for a late lunge on Kane."
    • Off '6968:23
    • 19
    • Mateo ReteguiMateo Retegui.
      Born 29th Apr 1999, San Fernando, Argentina.
    • 10
    • Lorenzo PellegriniLorenzo Pellegrini.
      Born 19th Jun 1996, Rome.
    • Off '6968:16
    • 11
    • Domenico BerardiDomenico Berardi.
      Born 1st Aug 1994, Cariati, Italy.
    • Off '6261:29
    • 17
    • Matteo PolitanoMatteo Politano.
      Born 3rd Aug 1993, Rome, Italy.
    • On '6261:29
    • 16
    • Bryan CristanteBryan Cristante.
      Born 3rd Mar 1995, San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy.
    • On '6261:33
    • 7
    • Wilfried GnontoDegnand Wilfried Gnonto.
      Born 5th Nov 2003, Verbania, Italy.
    • On '6968:16
    • 20
    • Sandro TonaliSandro Tonali.
      Born 8th May 2000, Lodi, Italy.
    • On '6968:23
    • 9
    • Gianluca ScamaccaGianluca Scamacca.
      Born 1st Jan 1999, Rome, Italy.
    • On '8887:50
  • "Saka swings the corner into the mixer. Italy fail to deal with it. The ball drops to Kane on the left-hand corner of the six-yard box. His low shot is blocked, but pings back to Rice, who slams home, into the bottom right from ten yards!" Declan Rice3rd of 3 goals. Left-footed from 8 yards., 13' 12:29
  • "Shaw crosses from the left, looking for Kane and forcing a corner. Saka swings long. The ball clanks out, ostensibly for a goal kick, but Kane screams for a handball and a penalty. [40:13] VAR will check. Kane was about to either chest down or head goalwards from the corner of the six-yard box. But it hit Di Lorenzo on his outstretched arm. This looks like a penalty. The referee goes over to the monitor. It’ll be a surprise if this isn’t given. The referee draws a TV screen in the air, and points at the spot [42:12]...Harry Kane scores his 54th goal for England, slotting into the bottom right having sent Donnarumma the wrong way!" Harry Kane54th of 62 goals. Right-footed from 12 yards., 44' 43:44 (pen)
    • 1
    • Jordan PickfordEverton, 51st of 58 caps
      29 years, 0 months, 16 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Kyle WalkerMan City, 74th of 81 caps
      32 years, 9 months, 26 days
      Right Back
      70:27 "Walker is booked for taking an age over a throw." He goes to get a ball from the track instead of the one by his feet.
    • 3
    • Luke ShawMan Utd, 29th of 31 caps
      27 years, 8 months, 11 days
      Left Back
      77:13 "Gnonto crosses from the left. Politano lurks at the far post but is shepherded away from the ball by Shaw … who then goes into the book for timewasting over the resulting throw." & 79:18 "Shaw gets the wrong side of Politano this time and clips his ankle late. A free kick, and he could be in some bother here [78:07]...Yep, it’s a second yellow. Shaw picks up his second yellow in short order, and England are down to ten."
    • 4
    • Declan RiceWest Ham, 40th of 48 caps
      24 years, 2 months, 9 days
      Midfield
      28:35 "Rice is booked for faffing around over a free kick in the centre circle. He’s not happy about it – “It’s my first one!” – which suggests he thinks he’s been mistaken for Maguire, England’s previous faffer."
    • 5
    • John StonesMan City, 65th of 69 caps
      28 years, 9 months, 26 days
      Centre Back
    • 6
    • Harry MaguireMan Utd, 54th of 62 caps
      30 years, 0 months, 18 days
      Centre Back
      56:25 "During the build-up to the [Italian] goal, Maguire stood on the top of Barella’s foot, causing the Italian midfielder some genuine anguish. Into the book he goes. Barella needs a minute or two, but he’s good to continue.
    • 7
    • Bukayo SakaArsenal, 25th of 32 caps
      21 years, 6 months, 18 days
      Right Forward
    • Off '8584:27
    • 8
    • Kalvin PhillipsMan City, 26th of 31 caps
      27 years, 3 months, 21 days
      Midfield
    • 9
    • Harry KaneSpurs, 81st of 89 caps
      29 years, 7 months, 26 days
      Centre Forward
      (c)56th captaincy
    • 10
    • Jude BellinghamDortmund, 23rd of 27 caps
      19 years, 8 months, 24 days
      Midfield
    • Off '8584:54
    • 11
    • Jack GrealishMan City, 30th of 35 caps
      27 years, 6 months, 13 days
      Left Forward
    • Off '6968:33
    • 20
    • Phil FodenMan City, 23rd of 31 caps
      22 years, 9 months, 26 days
      Left Forward
    • On '6968:33 Off '8180:55
    • 12
    • Kieran TrippierNewcastle Utd, 41st of 46 caps
      32 years, 6 months, 4 days
      Left Back
    • On '8180:55
    • 19
    • Conor GallagherChelsea, 5th of 11 caps
      23 years, 1 months, 17 days
      Midfield
    • On '8584:27
    • 17
    • Reece JamesChelsea, 16th of 16 caps
      23 years, 3 months, 15 days
      Right Back
    • On '8584:54

Notes

  • Goalscoring recordHarry Kane goes above Wayne Rooney (53) to become England's all-time highest goalscorer (54).
  • Shaw: Red Card"England had to dig in, especially after Luke Shaw was sent off in the 80th minute for a trip. His first caution had come 54 seconds earlier for time-wasting."
  • Penalty: Harry Kane18th scored from 22 taken (81.8%). England's 142nd overall. 44th minute. "Shaw crosses from the left, looking for Kane and forcing a corner. Saka swings long. The ball clanks out, ostensibly for a goal kick, but Kane screams for a handball and a penalty. [40:13] VAR will check. Kane was about to either chest down or head goalwards from the corner of the six-yard box. But it hit Di Lorenzo on his outstretched arm. This looks like a penalty. The referee goes over to the monitor. It’ll be a surprise if this isn’t given. The referee draws a TV screen in the air, and points at the spot [42:12]...Harry Kane scores his 54th goal for England, slotting into the bottom right having sent Donnarumma the wrong way!"
  • Player MilestoneBukayo Saka's 25th Cap

Sources

  • englandstats.com Digital Archive
  • BBC Football
  • The Guardian "Harry Kane becomes England’s all-time record scorer in qualifier win over Italy"
  • channel4.com

Managers

Referee

  • Serbia Srdjan Jovanovic

Attendance

  • 44,536

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 26 ranking points to 1993 points England - 7th - 1
  • Italy - 10th

Euro 24 Qualifying

(Group C)

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    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • Flag of England
    • England
    • 20
    • +18
    • 0
    • 2
    • 6
    • 8
    • Flag of Italy
    • Italy
    • 14
    • +7
    • 2
    • 2
    • 4
    • 8
    • Flag of Ukraine
    • Ukraine
    • 14
    • +3
    • 2
    • 2
    • 4
    • 8
    • Flag of North Mace...
    • North Mace...
    • 8
    • -10
    • 4
    • 2
    • 2
    • 8
    • Flag of Malta
    • Malta
    • 0
    • -18
    • 8
    • 0
    • 0
    • 8
    • Final Standings.