UEQ: England win big, CR7 nets four

England 5-3 Kosovo

England extended their unbeaten run in Group A stretched following a 5-3 victory over Kosovo at St Mary’s on Tuesday evening.

Valon Berisha handed Kosovo a surprise first minute lead, but Raheem Sterling’s header six minutes later levelled with Harry Kane finishing off Sterling’s pass after 19 minutes. Mergim Vojvoda slotted into his own net on 37 minutes, while Jadon Sancho netted a brace as the Three Lions went into the break 5-1 up.

Kosovo fought back with Berisha curling home his second on 49 minutes while Vedat Muriqi finished from the spot six minutes later, but the hosts ran out victors regardless.

France 3-0 Andorra

France remained on course for next year’s finals after a 3-0 victory over Andorra in a Group H encounter in Paris.

Kingsley Coman netted the opener on 18 minutes while Clement Lenglet threw in their second after 52 minutes before Wissam Ben Yedder made the game safe in added time as Les Blues remain on top.

Antoine Griezmann also had a first-half penalty saved, which is now the second straight game he failed to score from the penalty spot.

Lithuania 1-5 Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo starred for Portugal, who thrashed little-known Lithuania 5-1 in Group B at the LFF Stadium in Vilnius to go second in the group standings.

Ronaldo fired home from the spot on seven minutes, but Vytautas Andriuskevicius cancelled that effort in the 28th minute.

Ronaldo then added to their scoreline in the 61st, 65th and 76th minutes to record a memorable four-goal blitz while William Carvalho propped up with their fifth at the death.

Luxembourg 1-3 Serbia

Serbia returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Luxembourg in the group’s other encounter in Luxembourg.

Aleksandar Mitrovic got the opener nine minutes to halftime with Nemanja Radonjic doubling their cushion after 55 minutes.

David Turpel reduced the deficit for the home side in the 66th minute but Mitrovic had the final say with their third 12 minutes to end.

Other results:

Montenegro 0-3 Czech Repbulic

Albania 4-2 Iceland

Moldova 0-4 Turkey

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