San Marino vs. England: World Cup Qualifying Live Score, Highlights and Recap
World Cup Qualifying—San Marino vs. England
San Marino 0-8 England
Della Valle 12' (OG)
Defoe 35', 77'
San Marino: A. Simoncini; F. Vitaioli, Palazzi, Alessandro Della Valle, D. Simoncini; Gasperoni, Bollini (Valentini 81'), M. Vitaioli, Cibelli (Buscarini 68'); Cervellini, Selva (Rinaldi 77')
Subs: Valentini, Bacciocchi, Valentini, Buscarini, Coppini, Alex Della Valle, Rinaldi, Vannucci, Bianchi
England: Hart; Walker, Lescott, Smalling, Baines; Cleverley (Osman 56'), Lampard (Parker 67'), Oxlade-Chamberlain, Young; Defoe, Rooney (Sturridge 56')
Subs: Parker, Foster, Cole, Taylor, Caulker, Milner, Gerrard, Carrick, Osman, Welbeck, Sturridge, Forster
LIVE BLOG END
Well that's that then. England go to San Marino and take care of business to the tune of an 8-0 scoreline. Seven different players scored for the Three Lions, and the task now moves to their impending clash with Montenegro next week.
Thank you, as always, for joining me today. If you liked goals, you probably had a good time, but this was not one for those who enjoy really competitive football matches.
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90' Probably only one more minute, as it's unlikely that there will be any stoppage time.
87' England simply holding the ball up and playing leisurely, seeing out the game in a classy manner. Only a few more minutes for San Marino to weather.
81' San Marino substitution
Fabio Bollini exits for Carlo Valentini.
81' England continually attacking, and San Marino look like they could concede a ninth at any moment. Keeping the score within single digits would be a minor victory for San Marino.
Jermain Defoe gets England's eighth after Kyle Walker set him up on the right side. The easiest of finishes, really.
77' Danilo Rinaldi was the player who came on.
75' San Marino substitution
Selva comes off for someone. I'm not sure, sorry. Update in a second.
Daniel Sturridge scores his first goal for England and the Three Lions' seventh of the game after Ashley Young put the ball on a plate right in front of the goal. Sturridge just tapped it in with his head. 7-0.
68' San Marino substitution
Enrico Cibelli makes way for Buscarini, as the former applauds the home fans.
67' England substitution
Scott Parker replaces Frank Lampard in Roy Hodgson's final switch.
67' I don't believe it. San Marino actually get a corner, and it's not a bad one either. Kyle Walker unknowingly did some decent defending and that ends that. But it's certainly something.
64' A San Marino player actually had a go from 30 yards out following a poor clearance from Joe Hart, but it sailed over the bar.
I always say that every football team has at least one half-chance during every game they play, no matter the disparity in quality. It might be a bit charitable to count that one for San Marino, but why not, they need a lift. My theory remains true.
59' Yellow card for Cervellini, who went in recklessly on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
58' Indeed, it was Tom Cleverley who came off for Leon Osman.
56' England double substitution
Daniel Sturridge for Wayne Rooney, and Leon Osman for Tom Cleverley (I think).
Wayne Rooney with a wonderful free-kick over the wall and into the bottom left corner. That probably ties Ashley Young's laser as the goal of the day.
54' Yellow card for Davide Simoncini, who went in hard on Tom Cleverley. Not the goalkeeper, the left back.
52' Offside San Marino! I saw it this time! Not a bad bit of running, either, and at least it's something positive from the minnows.
51' Simoncini has to make a decent save to stop Wayne Rooney's dipping effort, and England waste the resulting corner. The Three Lions are still in possession, though.
49' Nothing is happening. England pass it around San Marino, San Marino eventually get something on the ball and lump it forward, rinse, repeat.
46' San Marino get the second half started and quickly commit a foul on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Ox is slow to get up, but he's alright.
Second half starts in just a minute.
How can I become a citizen of San Marino so I can play international football against England?— Charlie Melman (@charliemelman) March 22, 2013
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