The England Under-21 side maintained their perfect record in qualifying games for the 2009 European Under-21 championships in Sweden when they beat Montenegro 1-0 on Friday night.
England won through a 20th minute goal by Matt Derbyshire of Blackburn Rovers.
The game was played at Walkerâ€™s Stadium in Leicester and both Taylor and Milner played the full 90 minutes for the England side.
England had almost gone ahead earlier in the game when captain Steven Taylor had a great header thump off the post. In addition to that effort, Newcastleâ€™s Taylor got slightly underneath another header early in the game. Another chance was squandered by Matt Derbyshire, who had a free header but sent it weakly and straight at keeper Janjusevic, when he should really have scored.
It was a frustrating night for the England team because they couldnâ€™t turn their superior play into goals – although they created enough chances, especially in the first half. England were even denied a penalty when Aleksandar Radovic clearly handled on 50 minutes, but it was one of those nights for Stuart Pearceâ€™s side.
In the second half Newcastleâ€™s James Milner had a good long-range drive tipped over by Janjusevic â€“ it was a good effort from Milner. Even though the evening was a frustrating one for the home side England got the job done, and ground out the win to go top of Group 3. Previous leaders Portugal lost to Bulgaria 1-0 earlier in the day.
England now have 9 points from 3 games followed by Portugal with 6 points from 3 games. England have yet to concede a goal yet in the tournament. England’s next qualifying game is next Tuesday, 16th October against Ireland in Cork, with an 8pm kick-off. We’ll being you a report on that game too.
Here is England’s Group 3 Table after tonightâ€™s games.
1 Joe Hart, 2 Martin Cranie, 3 Andrew Taylor, 4 Andrew Surman (14 Fabrice Muamba, 30), 5 Steven Taylor (c), 6 Nedum Onuoha, 7 James Milner, 8 Tom Huddlestone, 9 Matt Derbyshire (17 Cameron Jerome, 79), 10 Gabriel Agbonlahor (16 Michael Kightly, 83), 11 Theo Walcott.
Subs not used 12 David Wheater, 13 Ben Alnwick, 15 Adam Johnson, 18 Luke Moore
Coach: Stuart Pearce Bookings none
1 Ivan Janjusevic, 2 Aleksander Radovic, 3 Blazo Igumanovic, 5 Milko Novakovic, 6 Predrag Brnovic, 7 Darko Boskovic (17 Zijad Adrovic, 87), 8 Stevan Jovetic (c), 10 Marko Cetkovic (18 Goran Vujovic, 74), 14 Marko Vidovic, 20 Ivan Fatic, 22 Luka Tiodorovic (9 Krsto Zvicer, 90)
Subs not used 11 Petar Vukcevic, 12 Bojan Radanovic, 15 Mijusko Bojovic, 16 Miroje Jovanovic
Coach: Dusan Vlaisavljevic Bookings Aleksander Radovic, 85
Referee Anders Hermansen (Denmark). Assistant Referees Henrik Sonderby and Niels Hog (Denmark)
Fourth Official Michael Johansen (Denmark)