Carroll Gets Two To Help England U21 To Vital 6-3 Win


England Under-21s were able to get a crucial 3 points last night thanks to two goals from Newcastle striker And Carroll as they managed to beat Macedonia 6-3 in an exciting game at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

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Andy Carroll – congratulated by Jack Wiltshire on second goal

There was a good 20,074 crowd at the Ricoh Arena and they saw a thrilling European Championship qualifier as England, ahead 3-1 at one stage were brought back to reality as Macedonia leveled the scores, only for England to pull away and win the game comfortably in the end.

In the first half Kieran Gibbs and Micah Richards put England in control before Muarem Muarem made it 2-1 at half time, and then the fireworks started.

There were 3 goals in the space of 6 minutes into the second half, with Macedonia scoring through Agim Ibraimi and a Gibbs own goal, and Geordie Andy Carroll scoring for England.

But another goal from Carroll, when he turned beautifully 12 yards out and smashed the ball into the net, and a couple from substitute Zavon Hines – on his debut – saw England through to a valuable 3 points.

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott returned to the team, but only lasted one half as he was forced to leave the game at the interval with a dead leg.

England
1 Scott Loach, 2 Micah Richards (c), 3 Kieran Gibbs, 4 Jack Rodwell, 5 James Tomkins, 6 Michael Mancienne, 7 Tom Cleverley, 8 Jack Wilshere, 9 Andy Carroll (18 Danny Welbeck, 90), 10 Theo Walcott (16 Zavon Hines, 46), 11 Danny Rose (14 Fabrice Muamba, 69)
Subs 12 Chris Smalling, 13 Frank Fielding, 15 Junior Stanislas, 17 Daniel Sturridge
Coach Stuart Pearce

Macedonia 1 Kristijan Naumovski, 2 Daniel Georgievski, 3 Aleksandar Lazevksi (18 Ilija Nestorovski, 72), 4 Dragan Stojkov, 5 Vladimir Dimitrovski (c), 6 Goran Bogdanovic, 7 Betim Aliju, 8 Muarem Muarem, 9 Mirko Ivanovski (14 Aleksandar Stankov, 90+3), 10 Agim Ibraimi, 11 Goran Siljanovski (16 Marko Kostencovski, 64)
Subs 12 Marko Jovanovski, 13 Jani Urdinov, 15 Stefan Spirovski, 17 Sedat Berisa

Coach Boban Babunski

Match Officials (all France)
Referee Fredy Fautrel
Assistant Referees Fredji Harchay and Cyril Gringore
Fourth Official Ruddy Buquet



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5 comments so far

  • Marty-Toon

    Oct 10, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Big Andy always had the potential but now he is coming of age…..
    He can be of the caliber of Wor Al and maybe better as he is bigger and will get stronger.
    Really think we have 2 quality strikers in Ranger and Andy,just hope NUFC can actually keep them and nurture them to quality.
    We have sold our quality way too easily in the past.
    Bassong should never have been sold,it has been 20 years since we had a decent defence partnership……it would have been much better with Collo being sold and Bassong staying.
    Shola cannot score like Big Andy and if we get promoted Shola will have to move on as Big andy and Nile will be the men to take us on

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  • cornish-magpie

    Oct 10, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #2

    The way Andy played last night he should be ahead of Heskey for the WC next year and if he keeps scoring for the u21s and us maybe even ahead of Carlton Cole….Come on Andy!!

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  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Big Andy is future 9 and Ranger future 10.
    Lead the attack boys.

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  • budmon

    Oct 10, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #4

    HOWAY! this is magnificent news!! For all the Carrol doubters out there, for him to get MOM is not a fluke at that level against his peer!! That would be great to have a Geordie lad to represent England for us!

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  • cornish-magpie

    Oct 10, 2009 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Wot about Carroll-Ranger winning the WC in 2018 at St. James Park, I might put a tenner on it

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