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Andorra U21 0-1 England U21: Smith Rowe saves 10-man Young Lions blush after Brewster was sent off

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Andorra U21 0-1 England U21: Emile Smith Rowe saves 10-man Young Lions blush by calmly completing a quick counterattack after Rhian Brewster was sent off in Euro 2023 qualifier

  • England counterattacked from Andorra’s corner in the second half
  • Curtis Jones galloped forward and timed his pass to Emile Smith Rowe perfectly
  • The Arsenal star rolled the ball past the keeper and into the far corner of the net
  • Rhian Brewster was sent off hard after a struggle with Andorra captain Eric Vales











The irony was that England eventually won this match when Andorra first ventured into their box.

Dominant but slaving against the minnows – and only 10 men down after Rhian Brewster’s hard red card – this looked like a potentially damaging night in the context of their Euro 2023 qualifying campaign.

But Andorra won a corner, Curtis Jones galloped forward and blushed with 23 minutes to go. Jones took possession of the ball in his own area and took off, flashing to the halfway point.

Emile Smith Rowe calmly completed a counter-attack to secure victory for England Under-21

Arsenal star Smith Rowe shot the ball past Andorra's goalkeeper in the 67th minute

Arsenal star Smith Rowe shot the ball past Andorra’s goalkeeper in the 67th minute

Emile Smith Rowe had kept pace with the Liverpool midfielder and just timed his run, pushing the through ball away with his first touch and using the second to roll into the far corner of Rodriguez Gimenez.

A stylish break and relief for Lee Carsley as the Under 21s couldn’t afford to drop points.

That seemed alarmingly possible, as Brewster saw red for a second booking 10 minutes after the break when he backed up against Andorra captain Eric Vales, who fell theatrically.

A violation was severely punished, let alone a little more. Brewster started a billboard out of anger, but England kept it up.

Marc Guehi and Rhian Brewster were close to breaking the deadlock in the second half

Marc Guehi and Rhian Brewster were close to breaking the deadlock in the second half

Brewster was sent off hard after a struggle with Andorra captain Eric Vales

Brewster was sent off hard after a struggle with Andorra captain Eric Vales

England U21 midfielder Curtis Jones is shut down by three Andorra players

England U21 midfielder Curtis Jones is shut down by three Andorra players

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