• Harry Maguire 9'
  • Harry Kane 18', 33', 45'+1'
  • Jordan Henderson 28'
5
Round 1
Finished
ENG
ALB
KO
  • Gjasula clatters into Kane from behind with a poor challenge. The midfielder will miss their final game of qualifying.
    Albania
    Yellow card
    ALB - Klaus Gjasula
    8'
  • GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! MAGUIRE HEADS ENGLAND IN FRONT!!!!! 1-0!!! The Three Lions take the lead as Maguire rises in the Albania box to power a header past Strakosha. James floats a dangerous cross from a free-kick into the penalty area from the right flank. Maguire peels off his man at the back post and steers a free header into the right corner of the net.
    England
    Goal
    ENG - Harry Maguire
    9'
  • Bare finally makes way for the visitors and is replaced by Laci.
    Albania
    Albania
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Keidi Bare
    Substitution - In0 - Qazim Laçi
    12'
  • Dermaku replaces Kumbulla at the back for the visitors. Injuries are mounting for Albania.
    Albania
    Albania
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Marash Kumbulla
    Substitution - In0 - Kastriot Dermaku
    17'
  • GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! KANE CONVERTS WITH EASE!!!!! 2-0 ENGLAND!!!! The Three Lions take control of the game as Kane nods home from close range. Henderson plays a one-two with Foden to break into the right-inside channel before he floats a perfect cross into the box. Kane has the simplest of chances and does not miss with a deft header.
    England
    Goal
    ENG - Harry Kane
    18'
  • Cikalleshi goes down under pressure from Walker, but does not get a free-kick. He lets the referee know that he is not happy with the decision and is subsequently booked.
    Albania
    Yellow card
    ALB - Sokol Cikalleshi
    21'
  • Ismajli wraps his arms around Sterling to stop the forward racing away from him and goes into the book.
    Albania
    Yellow card
    ALB - Ardian Ismajli
    25'
  • GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! HENDERSON NOTCHES ENGLAND'S THIRD!!!!! 3-0!!!!! Henderson plays the give-and-go again and this time gets on the scoresheet. The Liverpool man rolls the ball to Kane, who turns his man and offloads to Henderson on the charge. He makes a neat turn in the box to beat the sliding challenge of Veseli before sending a left-footed strike past Strakosha.
    England
    Goal
    ENG - Jordan Henderson
    28'
  • GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! KANE HAS HIS SECOND, ENGLAND HAVE FOUR!!!! 4-0!!!!! It's all too easy for England and Kane as they play their way through Albania with ease. Sterling runs at the defence before releasing Kane into the left-inside channel. He turns away from Ismajli before firing hs left-footed strike through Strakosha into the top-right corner.
    England
    Goal
    ENG - Harry Kane
    33'
  • GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! KANE HAS A HAT-TRICK!!!!! 5-0 ENGLAND!!!! Kane completes an incredible first-half hat-trick for the home side. Foden angles a corner into the box from the right flank and Kane peels of Dermaku at the back post. He connects with an acrobatic volley that takes a minor deflection off the Albania defender before finding the back of the net.
    England
    Goal
    ENG - Harry Kane
    46'
HT
  • Kane is withdrawn after a very successful night and is replaced by Abraham in the final third.
    England
    England
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Harry Kane
    Substitution - In0 - Tammy Abraham
    England
    England
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Phil Foden
    Substitution - In0 - Jack Grealish
    63'
  • Bellingham replaces Phillips in the middle of the park.
    England
    England
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Kalvin Phillips
    Substitution - In0 - Jude Bellingham
    64'
  • Laci is booked for a high boot on James. 
    Albania
    Yellow card
    ALB - Qazim Laçi
    67'
  • James is withdrawn for Alexander-Arnold down the right flank.
    England
    England
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Reece James
    Substitution - In0 - Trent Alexander-Arnold
    England
    England
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Raheem Sterling
    Substitution - In0 - Emile Smith Rowe
    77'
  • Roshi replaces Uzuni in the final third for the visitors. Uzuni could have changed the complexion of the game had he taken his opening with Albania 1-0 down.
    Albania
    Albania
    Substitution
    Substitution - Out0 - Myrto Uzuni
    Substitution - In0 - Odise Roshi
    86'
FT
England
Match stats
Albania
64%
Possession
36%
15
Shots
5
6
Shots (On goal)
4
4
Corners
0
4
Saves
1
3
Fouls
14

Line-ups

0
Jordan Pickford
0
Kyle Walker
0
John Stones
0
Harry Maguire
0
Reece James
0
Jordan Henderson
0
Kalvin Phillips
21
Ben Chilwell
0
Phil Foden
0
Harry Kane
3x
0
Raheem Sterling
England
3-4-3
0
Thomas Strakosha
0
Ardian Ismajli
0
Marash Kumbulla
0
Frédéric Veseli
0
Elseid Hysaj
0
Klaus Gjasula
0
Keidi Bare
0
Lorenc Trashi
0
Myrto Uzuni
0
Sokol Cikalleshi
0
Nedim Bajrami
Albania
3-4-3

Team stats

England

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
004
ForwardsGGASFCFW
77'
01002
63'
18',
33',
46'
31715
63'
01100
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00010
28'
11100
Reece James
77'
01101
64'
00000
DefendersGGASFCFW
9'
10111
00100
00000
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
63'(Harry Kane)
00000
63'(Phil Foden)
00002
Jude Bellingham
64'(Kalvin Phillips)
00000
Emile Smith Rowe
77'(Raheem Sterling)
00000
77'(Reece James)
00000
Bukayo Saka
00000
00000
00000
000--
000--

Albania

GoalkeepersGGCSAV
051
ForwardsGGASFCFW
00222
Myrto Uzuni
86'
00110
Nedim Bajrami
45'
00000
MidfieldersGGASFCFW
00000
00010
45'
00000
12'
00000
DefendersGGASFCFW
00000
00020
Marash Kumbulla
17'
00010
SubstitutesGGASFCFW
12'(Keidi Bare)
00110
17'(Marash Kumbulla)
00030
Enea Mihaj
45'(Lorenc Trashi)
00000
45'(Nedim Bajrami)
00011
86'(Myrto Uzuni)
00020
00000
00000
00000
Albi Doka
00000
Erjon Hoxhallari
00000
000--
Gentian Selmani
000--

Team Ranks

England
Match stats
Albania
64%
Possession
36%
15
Shots
5
6
Shots (On goal)
4
4
Corners
0
4
Saves
1
3
Fouls
14