England held in check in Vilnius

Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 19.40CET
Lithuania 0-0 England
Stuart Pearce's 2009 runners-up missed out on the chance to join Greece at the top of Group 9 after being held to a draw in Vilnius.
by Aleksey Binkovsky
from Vilnius
England held in check in Vilnius
England's Andrew Carroll (right) tries his luck but to no avail ©Mindaugas Kulbis

Match statistics

LithuaniaEngland

Goals scored0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts9
 
18
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners4
 
7
Fouls committed14
 
15

Matches

Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 19.40CET

England held in check in Vilnius

Lithuania 0-0 England
Stuart Pearce's 2009 runners-up missed out on the chance to join Greece at the top of Group 9 after being held to a draw in Vilnius.

England missed out on the chance to draw level on points with Greece at the top of Group 9 in qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship after being held to a goalless draw in Lithuania.

Carroll chance
Newcastle United FC striker Andrew Carroll came closest to scoring on 50 minutes after profiting from Tom Cleverley's run to coax the ball past Vytautas Černiauskas but against the crossbar. Chelsea FC's Daniel Sturridge had earlier failed to convert a clinical ninth-minute counterattack and was subsequently denied by Černiauskas on two occasions during a first half largely dominated by the visitors.

Lithuania chances
Clear openings remained at a premium in the second period, though the hosts did threaten through an Arvydas Novikovas shot and a Tadas Eliošius header. However, Vitalijus Stankevičius's side, who picked up their first win of the campaign against FYR Macedonia on Friday, were forced to settle for an impressive point that kept England second in the section behind Greece, who lost 2-1 to Portugal. The top two meet in March.

SSI Err
Last updated: 17/11/09 22.45CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Lithuania

Lithuania

England

England

1Vytautas Černiauskas (GK)1Scott Loach (GK)
2Linas Klimavičius
Yellow Card32'
2Michael Mancienne
3Mantas Fridrikas3Kieran Gibbs
Substitution21'
4Karolis Urbaitis4Fabrice Muamba
Substitution64'
6Povilas Krasnovskis5Micah Richards (C)
7Marius Papšys (C)
Substitution68'
6Chris Smalling
8Egidijus Vaitkūnas7Thomas Cleverley
9Deivydas Matulevičius8Fabian Delph
Yellow Card61'
11Tadas Eliošius9Andy Carroll
15Eivinas Zagurskas
Substitution90+1'
10Daniel Sturridge
Substitution79'
18Arvydas Novikovas
Yellow Card71'
Substitution85'
11Danny Rose
Yellow Card59'

Substitutes

12Povilas Valinčius (GK)13Frank Fielding (GK)
5Audrius Račkus12Kyle Naughton
10Ramūnas Macežinskas14Ryan Bertrand
Substitution21'
13Karolis Chvedukas
Substitution68'
15Dan Gosling
14Lukas Kochanauskas
Substitution90+1'
16Henri Lansbury
Substitution79'
16Paulius Janušauskas
Substitution85'
17Jack Cork
17Lukas Stiklakis18Zavon Hines
Substitution64'

Coach

Vitalijus Stankevicius (LTU) Stuart Pearce (ENG)

Referee

Jiri Jech (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Krystof Mencl (CZE)

Fourth official

Tomas Kocourek (CZE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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