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  • Date:10 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:00:00
  • Venue:Wembley Stadium
    Goal!

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    92mins

    Carroll plucks it out the air on the first-time volley and does well to hit the target without ever really threatening.

    91mins

    Cahill takes a big old swing on the volley from 30 yards. High and really not very good at all. So bad it brings laughs from the England bench.

    88mins

    Welbeck inside the area into a dangerous position and he lays off Cleverley, who smashes the ball against a blue shirt.

    88mins

    Corner ball for England, Walker the man to win it.

    82mins

    Bacciocchi on for Vitaioli

    81mins

    Decent effort from Shelvey as he demonstrates twinkle-toes to open up space for a left-foot shot. Low but not troubling the keeper.

    81mins

    And in the other game in this group, Moldova have sensationally held Ukraine to a 0-0 draw. Superb result for the Moldovans, and England of course.

    80mins

    Just to put this result in perspective, Germany are currently beating Ireland 6-1. In Ireland.

    79mins

    Shelva on for Rinaldi

    76mins

    I read that last post back and it sounded a bit patronising. But I genuinely meant it sincerely.

    75mins

    International debut for the young student. I have a feeling he will remember this one for a long time.

    75mins

    Buscarini on for Coppini

    75mins

    Gasperoni flicks it clear.

    74mins

    Shelvey strike deflected. I make this a 15th corner for England.

    73mins

    I fear the dream of San Marino victory may be over.

    72mins

    Carroll on for Rooney

    70mins

    We had two goals in three minutes in the first half, the fingers are tightly crossed.

    68mins

    Still England probe around the edge of the area but the frustration continues.

    67mins

    Stats: An England player has scored four goals in each of the last two games against San Marino with David Platt and Ian Wright the men to claim them.

    66mins

    Shelvey on for Carrick

    65mins

    A shot, though. A San Marino shot as I live and breathe.

    65mins

    Danilo Rinaldi goes into the book.

    64mins

    Jonjo Shelvey set for his England debut by the looks of it.

    63mins

    Lovely curling free-kick from Baines, but narrowly too high,

    61mins

    Free-kick for England on the right, about 25 yards out. Wonder if Carroll will be coming on soon to shake things up a bit.

    60mins

    Cahill penalised for a shove from the umpteenth corner of the game. Come on San Marino!

    57mins

    Baines with a searching cross, but Lennon tried some sort of bizarre shoulder/chest control rather than trying to head it goalwards.

    56mins

    Oxlade-Chamberlain again thwarted by Simoncini.

    54mins

    Carrick fires a fizzed pass into Rooney, who tries in vain to play a cute pass through to Welbeck.

    53mins

    Rooney floate a delicate ball into Cahill, who fluffs his lines as he attempts to steer a volley home.

    52mins

    Great interchanges, best piece of football from England so far, results in a Carrick shot that, somewhat unsurprisingly, goes out for a corner.

    52mins

    Marauding run from the Ox but it ends in dispossession not delight.

    49mins

    Stats: Roy Hodgson has not lost any of his nine previous matches as England boss.

    48mins

    England again getting in and around the penalty area but the decisive pass is regularly lacking.

    47mins

    News coming through that Walcott has been taken to hospital with a chest injury.

    45mins

    Right, brace yourselves. Here we go again.

    45mins

    As usual, I want to hear your thoughts on the game, so give me a shout on Twitter -@marklomasESPN

    44mins

    Rooney opens up space on the edge of the area but curls a shot wide.

    42mins

    Stats: England have only lost twice in their last 36 home World Cup qualifiers, winning 26 and drawing eight.

    41mins

    Rooney tries to bend one in but Simoncini does well to palm it out. Really smart save.

    38mins

    Superb turn by Oxlade-Chamberlain to escape down the left but the move breaks down.

    35mins

    Simoncini was booked for bringing down Welbeck for the penalty.

    34mins

    Rooney to step up. Here comes the captain...

    34mins

    Welbeck fouled, penalty England.

    33mins

    Welbeck hits the post with the rebound, looked certain to score.

    33mins

    Carrick smashes the crossbar with an effort from 20-yards, would have been a great goal.

    32mins

    Wide! Inches to the left of the post.

    32mins

    Baines wins a corner. A convincing punch clear by Simoncini.

    31mins

    San Marino have only got to half-time in an away match without conceding three times EVER. They last achieved that feat seven years ago. Food for thought.

    30mins

    Oxlade-Chamberlain tries his luck from distance again. High over the bar.

    29mins

    A little too intricate on the edge of the area as shots from Cahill and Carrick come in in quick succession.

    28mins

    Guess what England have got...yup, another corner.

    27mins

    Very, very flat atmosphere. And not surprising. Resolute defending from San Marino though, belying their ranking of 207.

    27mins

    Nearly a howler from Simoncini as a long ball over the top looked like bouncing over his head for a second.

    24mins

    Oxlade-Chamberlain fizzes one goalwards and Simoncini - determined to hang on to this clean sheet, does enough to push it away.

    24mins

    England trying to be patient but the occasion demands a goal really.

    23mins

    ANOTHER corner for England. Walker tried his luck from about 30 yards. Very optimistic.

    21mins

    Lennon probes on the edge of the box, the ball comes to Rooney and his curling shot is defletced for a corner.

    20mins

    San Marino again foraging in the England hald after winnning a free-kick but dealt with easily by the Three Lions.

    16mins

    Another touch for Hart and another sarcastic bout of clapping.

    15mins

    Stats: A goal for Rooney would put him on 30 England strikes, level with Nat Lofthouse, Alan Shearer and Tom Finney on the all-time scorers list.

    14mins

    First touch of the game for Joe Hart - sarcastic applause goes up for the England No. 1.

    13mins

    Pretty hushed at Wembley, 90,000 unimpressed supporters so far.

    12mins

    Gasperoni looked to have a chance to break away - pretty much the first time San Marino have stepped inside the England half. But a heavy touch let him down.

    12mins

    Baines with the inswinger, but Vitaioli and Rooney told to calm their exchanges first.

    11mins

    Lennon with an immediate impact getting to the byline but Fabio Vitaioli does well to get down and block the attempted cross. England corner.

    9mins

    Lennon the man to come on for a disappointed Walcott.

    8mins

    Walcott going to be replaced. My guess is concussion.

    5mins

    Stats: San Marino last tasted victory in an international match on April 27, 2004 when they beat Liechtenstein 1-0 in a friendly.

    3mins

    Simoncini has conceded 114 goals in his 28 internationals for San Marino.

    3mins

    Corner for England, to be take by Carrick.

    1mins

    England through the first eight seconds and no goal. That is an improvement on the last meeting in 1993 already.

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