England defeats San Marino 10-0 to book a berth in 2022 FIFA World Cup

The match ended with an emphatic scoreline that suggested landslide domination of one side over the other. The England team booked their ticket for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals remarkably.

In their final match of the European qualifier for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, England was hosted by San Marino. It was always a tamed encounter, with England possessing all the firepower on the field. However, with their qualification still hanging in doubt, the Englishmen went in with all their guns to seal a spot for the final.

How often do we see 10 goals being conceded in a single match? Not many for sure, but this was one for the records, as England thrashed their opponents by the margin of 10 goals to nil. It all started in the 6th minute of the game when Harry Maguire almost replicated his goal from the last match against Albania to open the scoring for his team. The lead was doubled very soon by an own goal of Marino’s defender Filippo Fabbri in the 15th minute. A handball in the penalty area won England a penalty in the 27th minute, which Harry Kane converted with ease to score his first goal of the match. Following a strike in the 31st minute to the bottom corner and another penalty in the 39th minute, the English Captain completed his second hattrick in a row. Both of them came in the first half of the match as well. The striker wasn’t entirely done yet as he went on to get his 4th goal of the half in the 42nd minute by dribbling past some defenders to bury the goal past the keeper. At the end of the first half, the score was 6-0 in favor of England.

Unlike the second half against Albania, which ended goallessly, there were goals galore in this match’s second half. The first one came from the foot of Smith-Rowe in the 58th minute, as Jude Bellingham set up a perfect ball for him to score his first goal for the English senior side. Tyrone Mings followed Smith-Rowe’s example to pop his first goal for the senior team by a header in the 69th minute of the game. After a disallowed goal for Bellingham, Tammy Abraham scored the 9th goal of the game in the 78th minute, which was rounded up by Saka’s goal in the 79th minute to put the game to bed for England. The match ended with an emphatic scoreline that suggested landslide domination of one side over the other. The England team booked their ticket for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals remarkably.

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