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Published 26 March 2024 4 min read
Men's U21

Report: England MU21s 7-0 Luxembourg

Written by:

Abi Curran

Lee Carsley's Young Lions hit seven goals in Bolton, as U21 EURO qualifying campaign continues

England men’s under-21s cruised to a 7-0 win over Luxembourg in their UEFA U21 EURO qualifying group stage clash.

Braces from Noni Madueke, Sam Iling-Junior and Morgan Rogers fired England to a comfortable win at the Toughsheet Community Stadium in Bolton as Lee Carsley’s side saw no reply from the visitors.

England led 2-0 at half time thanks to goals from Madueke and Iling-Junior before the floodgates opened in the second half through the pair again, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Rogers.

A win saw England go level on points with Ukraine, who have a game in hand in Group F.

Jay Stansfield came knocking in the opening minute, testing Noah Scheidweiler who parried a shot to Iling-Junior – who could only fire over the bar.

Starting as they meant to go on in Luxembourg’s half, England had another chance in the 15th minute when Harvey Elliott picked out Jarell Quansah who headed wide from a free-kick.

England were rewarded for their dominance in the 23rd minute when Madueke was found by Alex Scott before he rolled the ball into the net through Luxembourg legs.

James McAtee came close to forcing a second but did not manage to get the purchase on a cleverly attempted lift over the goalkeeper.

Iling-Junior doubled the lead with a frightening strike in the 41st minute, when the ball fell to him after a tenacious move into the box from Archie Gray.

With a two-goal cushion, England got out of the blocks quickly after the break when Elliott played in Madueke who forced Scheidweiler to palm his effort past the post.

Bynoe-Gittens added a third and a debut goal in the 51st minute on the counter attack, finishing with aplomb when he was played in by talisman Elliott.

Luxembourg had an answer to England’s third two minutes later through Fabio Lohei who rattled the post with a powerful strike.

Carsley’s side remained unphased and made it 4-0 when Madueke bagged his brace with a precise finish into the bottom corner in the 51st minute. 

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England then proved their strength in depth, bringing on Rogers on the hour mark, who scored just seconds after stepping onto the pitch.

Madueke, on a hat-trick, raced into the box and zipped the ball across goal to the feet of Rogers who netted his first-ever MU21s goal.

Iling-Junior glanced in a header in the 72nd minute for his brace, meeting a perfect Scott corner towards the far post to make it 6-0.

Madueke continued to chase his third but Rogers would secure his own double to send England to seventh heaven in the 82nd minute.

Ivan Englaro threatened England’s clean sheet when he hit the post in the 89th minute but the hosts kept their opponents out until the final whistle.

England MU21s' next fixture on their quest for U21 EURO qualification will be in September in a meeting with Northern Ireland.


The Young Lions team line up ahead of the game in Bolton
The Young Lions team line up ahead of the game in Bolton

England: 1. Sam Tickle (Wigan Athletic), 4. Jarell Quansah (Liverpool), 5. Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Southampton, loan from Manchester City, 9. Jay Stansfield (Birmingham City, loan from Fulham), 10. James McAtee (Sheffield United, loan from Manchester City), 11. Noni Madueke (Chelsea), 14. Alex Scott (AFC Bournemouth), 17. Sam Iling-Junior (Juventus), 18. Archie Gray (Leeds United), 19. Harvey Elliott (Liverpool), 21. Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (Borussia Dortmund)

Substitutes: 20. Morgan Rogers (Aston Villa) for Stansfield 61’, 16. Teden Mengi (Luton Town) for Harwood-Bellis 61’, 12. Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Millwall, loan from Arsenal) for Gray 61’, 8. Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace) for McAtee 68’, 3. Callum Doyle (Leicester City), for Iling-Junior 75’

Substitutes not used: 6. Tyler Morton (Hull City, loan from Liverpool), 7. Jaden Philogene (Hull City), 13. Matthew Cox (Bristol Rovers), 23. Nathan Wood (Swansea City)

Goals: Madueke 23’ 55’, Iling-Junior 41’ 72’, Bynoe-Gittens 51’, Rogers 62’, 82’

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