Match No. 997 - Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 7:45pm

  • Assist: Michael Keane. "Sterling was inside the six-yard area and Keane’s far-post header from a corner left the Manchester City player with the opportunity to nod in a goal that drastically changed the complexion of the evening." Raheem Sterling10th of 20 goals. Header from 4 yards., 8' 07:12
  • Assist: Raheem Sterling. "...a brilliantly disguised turn in the centre circle led directly to Kane scoring. As Sterling drove through the middle, Kane peeled off to the left. England’s captain took the shot on his left foot and Ari Muric, Kosovo’s goalkeeper, let the ball run beneath his body." Harry Kane26th of 55 goals. Left-footed from 7 yards., 19' 18:40
  • Assist: Jadon Sancho. "Sancho drove in a low cross from the right. Muric pulled his foot away when he had the chance to block it and the ball flew in off Mergim Vojvoda for an own goal." Mërgim Vojvoda, 38' (og)37:08
  • Assist: Raheem Sterling. "Sancho’s first goal was a right-foot finish from Sterling’s perfectly weighted pass..." Jadon Sancho1st of 3 goals. Right-footed from 6 yards., 44' 43:16
  • Assist: Raheem Sterling. "...and the same two players combined again to make it 5-1 in first-half added time. Sterling’s pass left Sancho with the simplest of chances, barely three yards out with the goalkeeper stranded, and England had scored three times in a six-minute blitz." Jadon Sancho2nd of 3 goals. Right-footed from 3 yards., 45' +145:43
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    • Jordan PickfordEverton, 21st of 52 caps
      25 years, 6 months, 3 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 3
    • Ben ChilwellLeicester, 8th of 18 caps
      22 years, 8 months, 20 days
      Left Back
    • 4
    • Declan RiceWest Ham, 5th of 41 caps
      20 years, 7 months, 27 days
      Midfield
    • 5
    • Michael KeaneEverton, 9th of 12 caps
      26 years, 7 months, 30 days
      Centre Back
    • 6
    • Harry MaguireMan Utd, 22nd of 55 caps
      26 years, 6 months, 5 days
      Centre Back
    • 7
    • Raheem SterlingMan City, 53rd of 82 caps
      24 years, 9 months, 2 days
      Left Forward
    • 9
    • Harry KaneSpurs, 41st of 82 caps
      26 years, 1 month, 13 days
      Centre Forward
      (c)20th captaincy
    • 10
    • Ross BarkleyChelsea, 31st of 33 caps
      25 years, 9 months, 5 days
      Attacking Midfield
    • '8382:56
    • 11
    • Jadon SanchoDortmund, 8th of 23 caps
      19 years, 5 months, 16 days
      Right Forward
    • '8584:12
    • 18
    • Mason MountChelsea, 2nd of 36 caps
      20 years, 8 months, 0 days
      Midfield
    • '8382:56
    • 21
    • Marcus RashfordMan Utd, 34th of 51 caps
      21 years, 10 months, 10 days
      Right Forward
    • '8584:12
  • "...England had also suffered the ignominy of going behind only 34 seconds into the match – a goal that will be remembered as a personal ordeal for Michael Keane." Valon Berisha , 1'0:34
  • "Again, however, they were guilty of a strange lack of focus at the start of the next half. This time it was Declan Rice with the loose pass. Muriqi’s cross picked out Berisha and England’s defence were badly out of position as he cut inside Jordan Henderson to beat Pickford with a splendid, rising shot." Valon Berisha , 49'48:25
  • "Maybe England were guilty of complacency. Whatever it was, they continued to defend obligingly and next it was Maguire’s turn to wave an apologetic hand. He had not properly managed to clear a cross and, trying to make up his mistake, tripped Muriqi. It was a clear penalty and Muriqi scored to Pickford’s left." Vedat Muriqi, 55'54:13 (pen)
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    • Arijanet MuricArijanet Anan Muric.
      Born 7th Nov 1998, Switzerland.
    • 15
    • Mërgim VojvodaMërgim Vojvoda.
      Born 1st Feb 1995, Skenderaj.
    • 2
    • Florent HadergjonajFlorent Hadergjonaj.
      Born 31st Jul 1994, Langnau im Emmental, Switzerland.
    • 3
    • Fidan AlitiFidan Aliti.
      Born 3rd Oct 1993, Binningen, Switzerland.
      69:12 Late tackle on Sancho.
    • 13
    • Amir RrahmaniAmir Rrahmani.
      Born 24th Feb 1994, Pristina.
    • 4
    • Idriz VocaIdriz Naser Voca.
      Born 15th May 1997, Switzerland.
    • '5958:28
    • 18
    • Vedat MuriqiVedat Muriqi.
      Born 24th Apr 1994, Prizren.
    • 8
    • Besar HalimiBesar Halimi.
      Born 12th Dec 1994, Frankfurt, Germany.
      62:55 Dissent. Arguing about the England penalty.
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    • Bersant CelinaBersant Celina.
      Born 9th Sep 1996, Prizren.
    • 10
    • Florent MuslijaFlorent Muslija.
      Born 6th Jul 1998, Achern, Germany.
    • 'HT46:00
    • 14
    • Valon Berisha Valon Berisha.
      Born 7th Feb 1994, Malmö, Sweden.
      82:31 Dissent. Arguing when he fouled Sterling.
    • '8584:45
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    • Leart PaqaradaLeart Shukri Paqarada.
      Born 8th Oct 1994, Bremen, Germany.
      64:24 Encroachment during England's penalty kick.
    • 'HT46:00
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    • Anel RashkajAnel Rashkaj.
      Born 18th Aug 1989, Prizren.
      85:24 Foul on Mount.
    • '5958:28
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    • Florent HasaniFlorent Hasani.
      Born 30th Mar 1997, Vučitrn.
    • '8584:45

Notes

  • Missed Penalty: Harry Kane2nd miss from 10th taken (80.0%). England's 124th overall. 63rd minute. "The next penalty decision was less obvious, for an alleged foul on Ross Barkley, but Muric blocked Kane’s effort and perhaps the only surprise was there were no more goals in the final 35 minutes."
  • Goal MilestoneRaheem Sterling's 10th Goal
  • Goal MilestoneJadon Sancho's 1st Goal

Sources

  • englandstats.com Digital Archive
  • BBC Football
  • The Guardian Jadon Sancho the difference as blunders mar England’s 5-3 win against Kosovo

Managers

Referee

  • Germany Felix Zwayer

Attendance

  • 30,155

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 1 place, gaining 4 ranking points to 1949 points England - 10th - 1
  • Kosovo - 66th

Euro 2020 Q

(Group A)

    •  
    • Pts
    • GD
    • L
    • D
    • W
    • P
    • England
    • 21
    • +31
    • 1
    • 0
    • 7
    • 8
    • Czech Repu...
    • 15
    • +2
    • 3
    • 0
    • 5
    • 8
    • Kosovo
    • 11
    • -3
    • 3
    • 2
    • 3
    • 8
    • Bulgaria
    • 6
    • -11
    • 4
    • 3
    • 1
    • 8
    • Montenegro
    • 3
    • -19
    • 5
    • 3
    • 0
    • 8
    • Final Standings.