(EFE) – The England team approved the process against San Marino with a 5-0 win, which gave them their first three points at the start of the road to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The selection of the ‘Three Lions’ was very comfortable at Wembley and passed over one of the weakest teams in the Old Continent, at the beginning of the World Cup Qualifiers.
Goals by James Ward-Prowse, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins and Dominic Carlver-Lewin, twice, meant three points that put England as Group I leaders ahead of Hungary and Albania.
It took Gareth Southgate’s men less than 15 minutes to get ahead, after having several clear chances, when Mason Mount filtered a ball inside for Ben Chilwell and the Chelsea side put a low cross that put Ward-Prowese into the net first .
England had total control of the match and the win fell little by little. A Reece James cross from the right wing finished it off with a Calvert-Lewin header and before the break, Sterling, who was driving his marker crazy on the wing, took advantage of a recovery from Mount to make the third with a shot it bounced off a San Marino defender.
The game, the only story I had was knowing how many goals a team would score in which Harry Kane, who chases the record of being the top scorer of the English team and surpassing Wayne Rooney (32 from Kane to 53 from Rooney), did not play. not a single minute.
Meanwhile, Calvert-Lewin completed his double before leaving replaced by Ollie Watkins and San Marino goalkeeper Benedettini became the hero of his team by avoiding a win that could have been a scandal, with interventions of much merit such as a sensational ‘popcorn’ to save a Ward-Prowse free-kick.
Nothing could do to stop the so much of Ollie Watkins that closed an expected win. The next matches for the English will be Albania this Sunday, before facing Poland on March 31.