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England vs Andorra - LIVE!

England made a triumphant return to Wembley, 56 days after the heartbreak of their Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy on penalties.

Gareth Southgate’s side - which showed 11 changes from the 4-0 win in Hungary on Thursday - received a brilliant reception in Sunday evening’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Group I minnows ranked at 156 in the world.

Jesse Lingard struck early for England against Andorra, but the totally dominant Three Lions had to wait until 18 minutes from time before extending their lead any further, after Harry Kane, Jack Grealish and Mason Mount had been sent on from the bench.

Kane netted his 40th goal for his country from the penalty spot after Mount was bundled over in the box, with the floodgates opening late on.

Lingard toe-poked home his second of the night before Bukayo Saka - who missed England’s decisive penalty against Italy in July - got the biggest cheer of the game when he headed in Lingard’s cross for number four.

England have now won all of their first five qualifiers on the road to Qatar and travel to face Poland in Warsaw on Wednesday night.

Follow England vs Andorra reaction LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below, with Dan Kilpatrick and James Robson at Wembley...

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England vs Andorra highlights

  • GOAL! Saka heads in Lingard’s cross

  • GOAL! Lingard at the double

  • GOAL! Kane scores penalty after Mount pushed

  • GOAL! Lingard strikes after 18 minutes

James Robson at Wembley

18:58 , George Flood

In the end England put some gloss on what was a largely dour occasion.

That late flurry of goals was much-needed - and there was no more popular a scorer than Saka at the end.

There can be no complaints. This was always going to be a virtual training ground exercise, with Andorra trying to avoid a humiliation.

It was up to England to come up with the answers and it needed the introduction of Kane, Mount and Grealish to do that, so credit to Southgate for recognising as much.

Qualification for Qatar gets ever closer.

Full-time

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England 4-0 Andorra

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89 mins: Lingard is just denied a hat-trick late on as Kane’s curling effort is just tipped wide by Josep Gomes. Good save.

Mings’ header from the subsquent corner goes over.

Mings was booked a few minutes ago by the way, which means he will not be available for the trip to Poland on Wednesday night.

GOAL! England 4-0 Andorra | Bukayo Saka 85’

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83 mins: It’s four as tired Andorra are caught out by a short corner.

Alexander-Arnold plays it to Lingard, who drills in a cross that is steered in off the head of Saka.

Great to see him get among the goals in his first game back at Wembley since the Euros final.

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80 mins: Kane has never been more grateful to see an offside flag in his life as Grealish picks out the Tottenham talisman at the back post, but he gets his left-footed volley completely wrong and it smashes back off the woodwork.

It would not have counted, but still... how on earth did he miss?!

GOAL! England 3-0 Andorra | Jesse Lingard 78'

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78 mins: Another for Lingard!

After Grealish opens up the space, Lingard is picked out by Saka and flicks the ball to the side of Jesus Rubio before an unconventional strike that bounces in front of Josep Gomes and into the bottom corner.

You’d fancy England for a couple more during the closing stages...

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That was Kane’s 40th England goal.

He is now only 13 away from matching all-time leading scorer Wayne Rooney.

GOAL! England 2-0 Andorra | Harry Kane 72’

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72 mins: Emphatic from Kane, who fires into the bottom corner.

He scores for the 14th successive qualification game and moves level with Michael Owen for fifth place on the all-time England scorers list.

Josep Gomes guessed the right way, but was never keeping that out.

Will the floodgates now open in the last 18 minutes or so?

Penalty to England

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70 mins: Great interplay between Grealish and Mount, who is shoved in the back by Christian Garcia, who was caught helplessly on the wrong side of the Chelsea playmaker.

There will be a VAR check, but that won’t be overturned.

Kane steps up...

James Robson at Wembley

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England needed to change things. Their quality has not been good enough.

Andorra are there for the taking, but haven’t been stretched anywhere near often enough.

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66 mins: A first change from Andorra now as forward Cucu replaces Aaron Sanchez.

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64 mins: Jordi Rubio steams into Saka and rightly receives a yellow card.

But England can’t take advantage of another free-kick in a great position and they reset once more.

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63 mins: An instant impact from the substitutes, with Mount and Kane both involved as Saka is sent through and denied by Josep Gomes, with the offside flag then raised.

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61 mins: Mount, Grealish and Kane replace Bellingham, James and Bamford.

Can they help liven up this dour England display? The crowd - who had gone back to amusing themselves - certainly like it.

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57 mins: Andorra are defending well at the moment and completely restricting the space on the edge of their own box, with England’s movement a little stagnant.

Alexander-Arnold’s left-footed attempt is blocked, while Bellingham fizzes in an inviting low cross but Bamford isn’t there and it goes behind.

Harry Kane, Mason Mount and Jack Grealish are all being prepared to come on.

Not a sight that any of these hard-working Andorran defenders want to see.

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55 mins: Lingard does well to escape the attentions of Vieira after a knockdown from Bamford, but he can’t apply the necessary finish as the ball flies over the bar.

Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley

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It looks like Alexander-Arnold has moved to right-back, with Reece James coming into holding midfield to screen the back four.

Gareth Southgate is clearly using this afternoon to experiment with his squad.

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51 mins: It’s just not happening for Bamford so far today as Henderson plays a great first-time ball over the top for Saka, who stays composed with a low cross towards the Leeds striker.

Bamford is foiled by a great piece of defending from Christian Garcia.

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48 mins: Woodwork!

A fantastic, curling right-footed strike from James smashes back off the crossbar with the goalkeeper beaten all ends up.

What a cracker that would have been.

James Robson at Wembley

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Interesting that Alexander-Arnold has immediately gone out to the right and had his biggest impact yet on the game with a cross that should have led to a goal from Bamford.

We saw plenty of movement from him in the first half, but the quality of service was not there.

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47 mins: England are quickly on the attack after the break, but Bamford scuffs an effort into the ground and over the bar after Josep Gomes had collided with Saka.

Second half underway

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Back off and running at Wembley.

No changes at the interval.

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James Robson at Wembley

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That was an underwhelming 45 minutes from England. Obviously they are in total control and it is a matter of how many goals they will score, which was always going to be the case.

But they have struggled to create much in the way of clear chances.

Bellingham has been a real highlight with his footwork. Saka has also opened things up with his dribbles, but even if Andorra are sitting very deep, it is up to England to find the quality to unlock them more often.

Half-time

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England 1-0 Andorra

Entirely comfortable and dominant for the much-changed Three Lions, but Lingard’s 18th-minute strike is all they’ve managed in terms of goals so far, with a brilliant second from the Manchester United midfielder rightly ruled out for offside.

Chances for the likes of Bamford, Coady and Bellingham, but Andorra will be delighted to only be 1-0 behind at the break.

The paper planes have been flying around from the stands as fans keep themselves amused.

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48 mins: It had all gone very flat for England, but they suddenly spark into life and have a free-kick in a very promising position after Marc Rebes charges in on Saka and receives a booking that will also rule him out of the qualifier against Hungary.

Alexander-Arnold takes over free-kick duties from Trippier, but that’s a disappointing effort that curls well over the crossbar.

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45 mins: Three minutes of added time signalled at the end of this first half.

Can England strike again before the interval?

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44 mins: Andorra have the ball in England territory, but a free-kick sails over the head of its intended target and the Three Lions are quickly back to monopolising possession.

But Koldo Alvarez’s side look like they are going to go in at half-time here only trailing 1-0.

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42 mins: Some cheers for paper planes - an unfortunate Wembley staple in games such as these when the goals aren’t flying in.

Trippier’s arrowed corner towards the head of Coady is cleared and England reset.

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40 mins: Bamford and Bellingham strive to keep England’s latest attack alive, with James eventually thundering an effort over the top.

Vieira has just fouled Lingard again and must be due a yellow card soon.

Lingard’s trickery is causing Andorra all sorts of problems in this first half.

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38 mins: That’s a very poor challenge from Vales on Lingard and he’s shown a yellow card that will rule him out of Wednesday’s trip to Hungary.

The free-kick is punched away by the goalkeeper and a little England error presents the very rare opportunity for an Andorra counter, but James gets back well and is pulled back by Vieira.

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37 mins: Alexander-Arnold’s terrific pass picks out Bellingham, who cuts inside Jesus Rubio and tries to beat Josep Gomes at his front post, but the low shot crashes into the side netting.

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35 mins: What an effort by Coady!

Trippier’s free-kick to the back post is nodded down by Bamford and deflected over Mings by Vales.

The Wolves captain instinctively tries an overhead kick that is well executed, but the ball lands on the roof of the net.

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33 mins: Lingard effortlessly drifts away from Garcia Gonzalez and then nutmegs Andorra captain Marcio Vieira, who takes down the former West Ham loanee.

Lingard is hurt but gets gingerly back to his feet.

Vieira seems to have come off worse and will go off the field for treatment.

James Robson at Wembley

17:33 , George Flood

Lingard is the most interesting story of this England camp. There is a very real chance he won’t get a minute of Premier League football in-between now and the next international break.

Does Southgate still pick him when he regularly drops players not playing for their clubs?

The fact that there are Carabao Cup ties might give him some minutes, but it is worth remembering he was almost a complete bystander at United before his January loan to West Ham last season, playing just three times in cup competitions.

That is not enough to justify his continued involvement with England.

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30 mins: So close for Bamford!

The debutant stretches to meet Saka’s superb cross to the back post, but he can’t turn it goalwards from close range and Andorra survive.

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27 mins: Henderson plays a great-looking, disguised ball into the path of Saka in the box, but the duo weren’t quite on the same wavelength and the chance is lost.

Andorra have obviously seen virtually nothing of the ball here, but they will surely be pleased at only being 1-0 down with the half-hour mark approaching.

Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley

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Jesse Lingard was one of the few surprises in the squad given his lack of action for Manchester United but Gareth Southgate trusts him, and the last few minutes have shown why.

His disallowed goal was a beauty – but rightly ruled out for offside.

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23 mins: That was technically a shot on target I think by Andorra’s Marc Vales, who scored twice against San Marino on Thursday but failed to trouble Johnstone.

Henderson blazes a diffcult effort over at the other end as the visitors make a complete hash of trying to clear their lines.

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20 mins: Lingard is sent through again and brilliantly lobs the goalkeeper, but he’s denied a quick-fire second goal by the offside flag.

GOAL! England 1-0 Andorra | Jesse Lingard 18'

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18 mins: The deadlock is broken!

Lingard takes a good touch and then fires in a low shot after being teed up by Saka.

Brilliant feet from Bellingham to send England away there.

Lingard then produces the Ronaldo celebration in honour of his new Manchester United team-mate.

James Robson at Wembley

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Clear signs of Alexander-Arnold wanting to make an impression here. He has been well and truly ousted at right-back, but this is a chance to prove his versatility to Southgate.

So far he is yet to make much of an impact, but these are early stages and it is difficult for England to find space behind this deep-lying Andorra team.

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15 mins: What a chance for England!

Bellingham gets to the byline and pulls the ball back for Saka, who doesn’t strike it quite cleanly and the ball deflects wide off Jesus Rubio.

I think the offside flag was up anyway.

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12 mins: A few meaty early challenges going in from Andorra, who have already had a couple of players in the wars themselves.

Trippier lofts a free-kick into Lingard, who chests down for Saka to strike, though the ball cannons back into the hand of the Manchester United midfielder.

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9 mins: England turn up the tempo and Bellingham is denied a free-kick just outside the box by Greek referee Anastasios Papapetrou.

Andorra goalkeeper Josep Gomes is then quick off his line to thwart the speedy run of Lingard.

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6 mins: Two great bits of skill and poise from the talented Bellingham get the fans on their feet after a dangerous ball into the left channel from Trippier.

Jesus Rubio and Marc Vales are left floundering before the Borussia Dortmund star delivers a lovely nutmeg on Ludovic Clemente.

Brilliant stuff.

James Robson at Wembley

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Alexander-Arnold has not only set up in midfield, but in an attacking midfield role.

Interesting move by Southgate and definitely one to watch.

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3 mins: Bamford and Lingard look to combine early for England, with Saka later chopped down by Andorra’s Jesus Rubio.

Trippier’s free-kick from wide on the left flank is just over the head of Bamford at the back post.

Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley

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Wembley saves by far the biggest cheer for Bukayo Saka as the England team is read out pre-match.

It looks like a young and family-heavy crowd but there’s a great atmosphere here.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has started as a midfielder, with England set up in a 4-3-3 system.

Kick-off

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Resounding applause as both sets of players take the knee ahead of kick-off.

And we’re underway at Wembley!

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Applause before kick-off to pay tribute to former England internationals Paul Mariner, Terry Cooper and Doug Holden, who all sadly passed away over the summer.

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Brilliant noise during God Save the Queen.

The banner in support of Saka, Sancho and Rashford is unfurled behind one of the goals.

Great to see.

Here come the teams

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A great reception for England’s players as they emerge from the tunnel at a sunny Wembley.

It’s time for the national anthems.

Southgate: Today is an opportunity for Alexander-Arnold

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Southgate confirms in his pre-match interview with ITV that it is indeed Alexander-Arnold in a midfield role for England today.

He says it is a position they have wanted to see the Liverpool star play in for some time.

And what better chance to try it, when England are going to absolutely dominate proceedings against lowly Andorra and he will have all the time in the world to pick those passes?

“We know that he is an outstanding footballer - we’ve wanted to have a look at him in a midfield position for a while. He is fabulous with the ball. Today is an opportunity. He’s got to play the role his own way,” Southgate said.

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“We want him to play the role his own way, we’re happy for him to drift out wide and deliver those killer balls.

“This season at club level with Harvey Elliott he’s been interchanging quite a lot in the middle.”

Dan Kilpatrick at Wembley

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The Wembley crowd saves the biggest cheer by far for Bukayo Saka as the England team is read out.

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Debutant Bamford is not the only birthday boy in that England starting XI.

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka also turns 20 today.

Both will be looking to get amongst the goals this afternoon.

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Dan Kilpatrick gives his thoughts on that England team selection at Wembley.

He believes it is likely to be Alexander-Arnold in a new midfield role this afternoon.

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Standard Sport’s chief football correspondent Dan Kilpatrick is in position at Wembley...

Southgate: It’s a special moment for Bamford

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Here’s what Southgate had to say about Bamford’s senior England debut at his pre-match press conference yesterday...

“It’s a special moment for him and for his family. You always think about people that have helped you on that journey.

“We want him to do what he does every week with his club. He has settled in really well with the group, he hasn’t had a huge amount of time to be able to train with us yet but I think he’s got a really clear picture of how we like to play.

“We just want him to go and enjoy his football. It’s an opportunity and he shouldn’t put any more pressure on himself than that. We know what he’s capable of and we’re looking forward to seeing him play.”

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Today’s teams in full

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England: Johnstone, James, Mings, Coady, Trippier, Bellingham, Henderson, Alexander-Arnold, Lingard, Bamford, Saka

Subs: Shaw, Rice, Stones, Phillips, Kane, Grealish, Walker, Maguire, Sterling, Pope, Mount, Pickford

Andorra: Gomes, Jesus Rubio, Llovera, Vales, Christian Garcia, San Nicolas, Jordi Rubio, Rebes, Clemente, Marcio Vieira, Sanchez

Subs: Emili Garcia, Iker, Moreno, Bernat, Marc Garcia, Cervos, Alexandre Martinez, Cristian Martinez, Xavier Vieira, Fernandez, Pires, Lima

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Or is it Coady, James and Mings as a defensive three, with Trippier and Alexander-Arnold as wing-backs either side of Henderson and Bellingham?

That would be excessive against Andorra, surely.

It’s Southgate’s dream with those three versatile right-backs - Trippier, James and Alexander-Arnold - all starting!

Birthday boy Bamford makes debut

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So Bamford does indeed make his England debut on his 28th birthday, supported by Jesse Lingard and Bukayo Saka.

Sam Johnstone is preferred to Nick Pope in goal and Trent Alexander-Arnold could be in a midfield three alongside Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson and Jude Bellingham.

It looks like Conor Coady, Tyrone Mings, Kieran Trippier and Reece James in defence, meanwhile.

11 changes from Southgate.

The England team is in...

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The stage is set

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Wembley looking resplendent in the Sunday afternoon sunshine.

It’s currently 25 degrees in the capital with a bit of a breeze. Ideal conditions for football.

Andorra lowdown

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Andorra are currently ranked at no156 in the world by Fifa, sandwiched between New Caledonia and the Dominican Republic.

They have only ever won eight matches, though are spared the usual minnows tag in Group I due to the presence of San Marino, whom they beat 2-0 in Andorra la Vella on Thursday thanks to a brace from midfielder Marc Vales, who plays his club football in Norway’s second tier with Sandefjord.

They haven’t scored a goal in four previous meetings with England, shipping 16 in total and being hit for six on their last visit to Wembley in June 2009.

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Latest Group I standings

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Here’s the state of play in Group I before the latest round of fixtures.

Albania also host Hungary in Tirana at 5pm, while Poland travel to San Marino later this evening.

Standard Sport prediction

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Poland put three past Andorra and Hungary four, and even with a changed side England should beat those figures.

Barring the two Andorra scored against San Marino they have only managed one other goal in qualifying so it should be a quiet night for whoever is in goal for the Three Lions.

England 5 Andorra 0

No Sancho for England

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Jadon Sancho missed the win over Hungary with an unspecified knock and will also be absent today and in Poland in midweek after returning to Manchester United for treatment.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin withdrew from the squad before the trip to Budapest, leaving only Bamford as an understudy to captain Harry Kane.

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England team news

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With England having played in Hungary on Thursday and with a potentially tricky trip to Poland to come on Wednesday, Gareth Southgate is set to make plenty of changes against minnows Andorra today.

Wolves’ Conor Coady has been confirmed to start in defence, where the likes of Tyrone Mings and Kieran Trippier will hope to join him, with Trent Alexander-Arnold also expected to feature having returned to the squad after missing the Euros through injury.

Burnley’s Nick Pope should take over from Jordan Pickford in goal, meanwhile.

Jordan Henderson, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Jesse Lingard will also be pushing to start, while Leeds striker Patrick Bamford is in line to earn his first senior cap.

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How to watch England vs Andorra

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TV channel: The game is being screened live by ITV with the programme starting at 4.30pm.

There is also a highlights show featuring this match and others from across Europe at 10.30pm.

Live stream: The match is also available to watch online via the ITV Player or ITV Hub.

Date, kick-off time and venue

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England vs Andorra is scheduled for a 5pm BST kick-off this afternoon.

A crowd of around 65,000 fans is expected at Wembley.

Welcome to England vs Andorra LIVE coverage!

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Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest LIVE England coverage.

After Thursday’s 4-0 win over Hungary in Budapest that was marred by vile racist abuse aimed at Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham by a section of the home crowd, the Three Lions return to Wembley this afternoon for the first time since losing the Euro 2020 final to Italy on penalties.

They will be expected to net plenty of goals in putting minnows Andorra to the sword and continuing their 100 per cent start on the road to Qatar.

Follow match build-up, latest team news and live updates with expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick and James Robson at Wembley.

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