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Saints star on international night - as it happened
Updated 11:20pm Wednesday 5th March 2014 in Sport
This live event has finished
- 19 Saints players on international duty tonight
- Luke Shaw makes his England debut
- Adam Lallana appears in second half and sets up winner
- Lambert and Rodriguez remained on the bench for England
- Four Saints help England under-19s to 3-0 win
- Ramirez and Lovren both earn draws
- Boruc an unused sub for Poland in loss to Scotland
- Yoshida helped Japan to victory
More praise for Lallana ...
Lee Dixon on ITV: Lallana can change a game ... he's got everything. If he's not on the plane to Brazil I will be gobsmacked.
Adrian Chiles on ITV: Lallana was the most exciting player in the second half.
Glenn Hoddle on ITV: Lallana has gone a long way to putting himself on the plane to Brazil.
Ian Wright on ITV: We haven't got anyone else like Lallana in the England squad.
Adam Lallana, right of picture, watches Daniel Sturridge head home his superb cross for the only goal of tonight's friendly.
It's a win for England in the final match before Roy Hodgson names his World Cup squad. Adam Lallana further enhanced his hopes of winning a ticket to Brazil with an excellent display when he came on. Luke Shaw also looked impressive in his 45 minutes at left-back, although so did his rival, Ashley Cole, in the first half. Neither Jay Rodriguez or Rickie Lambert made it onto the pitch tonight.
ENGLAND 1 DENMARK 0
Approaching half-time in the Spain v Italy contest, where it is 0-0. On-loan Saints striker Dani Osvaldo has started for Italy.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Daniel Sturridge off, James Milner on (88 mins).
Adam Lallana, the man who set up Daniel Sturridge's header that gave England the lead at Wembley tonight.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Raheem Sterling off, Andros Townsend on (86 mins).
ENGLAND 1 DENMARK 0 (Daniel Sturridge 82)
Sturridge with the goal and Adam Lallana with the assist. A great bit of skill from the Saints midfielder opens up space in the area, he lofts in a cross and Ssturridge duly nods home. (82 mins) 1-0.
RESULT: Poland 0 Scotland 1 - Artur Boruc is an unused substitute for the hosts, as former Saints boss Gordon Strachan's men triumph in Warsaw.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Former Saints winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on for Jordan Henderson (77 mins)
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Adam Lallana is set free down the inside-left channel, delivering a dangerous cross that Jesper Juelsgard manages to turn behind. (75 mins) 0-0.
RESULT: Switzerland 2 Croatia 2 - Dejan Lovren plays the first 57 minutes before being substituted in Croatia's draw in St Gallen.
RESULT: Austria 1 Uruguay 1 - Gaston Ramirez plays the second half, as Uruguay come from a goal down to earn a draw in Klagenfurt.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Adam Lallana nearly got himself an assist. A clever pass into the path of Danny Welbeck helps set the Manchester United man powering towards the area. He holds off a defender and fires in a low shot that Kasper Schmeichel does well to save. (69 mins) 0-0.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Nearly a goal for Denmark, as Morten Rasmussen breaks in behind the defence, but Joe Hart produces a fine save to keep him out. (65 mins) 0-0.
Luke Shaw in action on his England debut.
(Pic: Mike Egerton/PA Wire)
Former Saints star Gareth Bale scores for Wales to put them 3-1 up at home to Iceland.
Burnley's Sam Vokes, born in Lymington and raised as a Saints fan, had earlier scored Wales' second goal.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Lallana is straight into the thick of the action, linking up with Shaw before producing a mesmerising piece of skill in the area and sending a ball across the face of goal. Earlier, Shaw had rampaged down the left and sent in a dangerous low cross that Denmark did well to clear. That was one of a number of impressive bursts forward from the 18-year-old, who has settled in extremely well. (62 mins) 0-0.
Former Saints midfielder, Andy Townsend, commentating on ITV, says Adam Lallana is a "certainty" to go to Brazil for the World Cup finals in his opinion.
ADAM LALLANA IS ON.
The Saints midfielder is introduced for Jack Wilshere (59 mins).
England have also sent Danny Welbeck on, in place of Wayne Rooney.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Luke Shaw earns a round of applause from the crowd after dispossessing Peter Ankersen, who was threatening down the right-hand side. It has been an accomplished start from Shaw. 51 mins gone. 0-0.
Saints midfielder Victor Wanyama will not be in action tonight. Kenya's scheduled friendly in Sudan was called off earlier today as the visitors refused to play in Darfur. The Kenyan FA said they had received an invitation to play in Khartoum, and would only play the game in that city.
Luke Shaw about to come on for his debut. Adrian Chiles says on ITV: 'I don't know what they feed them down in Southampton, but it seems to work.'
Shaw was five years old when Ashley Cole made his England debut, now he replaces him in the national team.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: The second half is underway at Wembley.
LUKE SHAW IS ON FOR ENGLAND
The Saints full-back replaces Ashley Cole and is making his debut for the senior national team.
RESULT: Full time at Chester: England under-19s 3 Turkey 0. No goals for any of the four Saints, but all four of them got some good game time under their belts.
ENGLAND 0 DENMARK 0
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Kasper Schmeichel denies Daniel Sturridge with a superb close range save just before half-time, after the ball bounced into the path of the Liverpool striker inside the six-yard box following a Gary Cahill header.
Saints midfielder Steven Davis played the whole 90 minutes as Northern Ireland drew 0-0 in Cyprus.
Ex-Saints academy midfielder Ben Reeves was an unused sub, so is still waiting to make his senior international debut.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Finally, a chance of real note at Wembley. It's been a pretty dismal first half in terms of entertainment, but England go close to giving the crowd something to cheer about. It's a lovely move involving Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney, with the latter feeding Ashley Cole on the overlap. His low ball across the face of goal picks out Raheem Sterling, who somehow manages to divert the ball against the post, rather than finding the back of the net. 43 minutes gone. 0-0.
Ivica Olic has equalised for Dejan Lovren's Croatia with his second goal of the game in Switzerland - it's now 2-2.
Saints left back Matt Targett in action during the England under-19s' game against Turkey at Chester tonight.
Dejan Lovren and his Croatian colleagues are 2-1 down at half-time in Switzerland, Josep Drmic scoring both goals for the Swiss.
Saints striker Sam Gallagher in action on his England under-19 debut against Turkey tonight.
England have just taken a 3-0 lead at Chester with a goal from Callum Robinson.
England's Wayne Rooney controls the ball away from Denmark's Simon Kjaer (left).
All four of Saints' senior England internationals are starting tonight's game on the bench. Here are three of them - Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez and Luke Shaw - during the pre-match warm-ups.
(Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire)
The four Saints players - Luke Shaw, Jay Rodriguez, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert - on the England bench tonight.
Jack Wilshere and Emil Larsen battle for the ball at Wembley.
Sam Gallagher wins the penalty which Lewis Baker converts to put England under-19s 2-0 up against Turkey at Chester.
Saints colleague Harrison Reed was introduced as a half-time sub for clubmate Calum Chambers, who had been operating at centre back.
Reed is playing in his normal midfield role.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: The first 20 minutes are up at Wembley, where it remains 0-0. England starting to apply a little pressure now, though. First, Wayne Rooney fires a free-kick over from just outside the area, before the striker latches onto a through ball and rounds Kasper Schmeichel on the corner of the box, only to skew his left-foot shot well wide from a difficult angle.
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Wilshere is able to continue, so Lallana will have to wait a little longer
ENGLAND v DENMARK: Adam Lallana looks set to come on very early with Jack Wilshere having got injured.
(Pic: Mike Egerton/PA Wire)
ENGLAND v DENMARK: It's early days here at Wembley. The game is goalless and we are hoping to see a Saints player on the pitch as soon as possible.
in the meantime we are keeping an eye on Luke Shaw's England rival Ashley Cole. Other than one minor error he looks decent enough given his lack of games.
Saints keeper Artur Boruc starts on the bench for Poland in Scotland tonight.
England's Nathanial Chalobah and Nathan Redmond celebrate England's opening goal during the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifying. Redmond's 56th minute strike was enough to hand England a 1-0 win. James Ward-Prowse played the full match for the hosts, while Lloyd Isgrove played 90 minutes for Wales.
I'm told that people love a teamsheet. Not quite sure why. But here is the England v Denmark one. Enjoy! http://t.co/DGVWuaWnRN— @gordonsimpson 05 March 2014
First blood to James Ward Prowse against Lloyd Isgrove - Nathan Redmond's goal putting England under-21s ahead against Wales in Derby on 56 minutes.
22: GOAL ENGLAND under-19s - 1-0… John Swift knocks in Levante Cole.. a cheeky through ball found the Manchester City man, it looked for a moment as if he’d play in Gallagher but he struck the ball with vigour into the back of the net from the edge of the six yard box.
Young Saints keeper Cody Cropper won't be seeing any international action tonight.
He is in the USA squad for their friendly with Ukraine in Malta, but has not even won a place on the bench.
Everton's Tim Howard has started in goal, and Ukraine are leading after 17 minutes through Andri Yarmolenko.
5 - England & Denmark have faced each other on five occasions at Wembley with all five matches finishing 1-0; four wins for England. Tip.— @OptaJoe 05 March 2014
It's ten minutes until kick off in St Gallen where Dejan Lovren is starting for Croatia against Switzerland
ENGLAND UNDER-19s: Gallagher should be on the score-sheet. After a tricky run, John Swift played in Devante Cole who squared to the Saints youngster, but he was unable to convert, unable to get any real contact on the ball.
Adam Lallana spoke to the media this week. Here is a clip of him discussing his Saints teammate Luke Shaw and also the club's contribution to England's cause...
Gaston Ramirez starts on the bench for Uruguay as they take on Austria in Klagenfurt. That kick off is at 7.30pm
Ward-Prowse is up against Lloyd Isgrove, who is pictured challenging Jack Robinson...
ENGLAND UNDER-19s: Turkey get the game underway.
All four of Saints' senior England players will start tonight's match on the bench. The word on the grapevine at Wembley is that Luke Shaw will be given the entirety of the second half to prove himself.
James Ward-Prowse in action for the England under-21s against Wales...
ENGLAND v DENMARK - THE LINE-UPS:
ENGLAND: Hart; Johnson, Cahill, Smalling, Cole; Gerrard, Wilshere; Henderson, Rooney, Sterling; Sturridge.
Subs: Foster, Forster, Ruddy, Shaw, Baines, Caulker, Carrick, Milner, Lampard, Barkley, Cleverley, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Townsend, Lambert, Defoe, Welbeck, Rodriguez.
DENMARK: Schmeichel; Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Ankersen; Kvist, Sloth, Poulsen; Larsen, Krohn-Dehli, Bendtner.
Subs: Andersen, Lossl, Kahlenberg, Bjelland, Kusk, Olsen, Zimling, Rasmussen, Delaney, Ankersen, Juelsgard, Makienok.
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED).
Three Saints line up for the England under-19s at Chester.
Teams are at Chester, England's U19 international against Turkey about to get under way... http://t.co/gfOIXdITDJ— @FA 05 March 2014
It's half time for Steven Davis with Northern Ireland drawing 0-0 with Cyrpus in Nicosia.
Also half time at Derby for James Ward-Prowse and Lloyd Isgrove with the game between England under-21s and their Welsh counterparts goalless.
ENGLAND UNDER-19s: teams are out here at the Swansway Chester Stadium and the national anthem is being sung. England Under-19s v Turkey Under-19s underway very shortly
PHOTO: @SouthamptonFC duo @LukeShaw3 and Adam Lallana arrive @wembleystadium #EngvDen http://t.co/hz7vlvuXiS— @FA 05 March 2014
ENGLAND UNDER-19s: Chambers has never lost an under-19s game. We're just 20 minutes from kick-off, both teams are warming up at the Swansway Chester Stadium where a reasonable sized crowd has gathered.
Luke Shaw is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Matthew Le Tissier by making his England debut in a friendly against Denmark at Wembley.
Le Tissier was 25 when he came on as a second half sub for Paul Gascoigne on March 9, 1994.
England won the game 1-0 and there were also debuts that night for Graeme Le Saux, who later went on to play for Saints, and Southampton born and raised Darren Anderton.
Roy Hodgson spoke to the media this week about tonight's game. Here's a clip...
ENGLAND UNDER-19s: Last March the two sides met in a friendly, Calum Chambers scored the only goal in a 1-0 win.
ENGLAND UNDER-19s: It's the perfect opportunity for the four Saints players to show what they're capable of ahead of the qualifying stages in May, where they'll be up against Scotland, Montenegro and Ukraine.
Striker Sam Gallagher will be making his debut for the young Three Lions tonight and if Paul Scholes lookalike Harrison Reed comes off the bench he'll also be making his first appearance.
Left back Matt Targett will be making his second appearance while captain Chambers makes his 15th.
The famous Wembley turf, where World Cup dreams could be made or broken for four Saints players tonight.
PHOTO: Tonight's @nikefootball matchball for #England v Denmark @wembleystadium #EngvDen http://t.co/iy8mw9mLYr— @FA 05 March 2014
ENGLAND UNDER-19s: We are also live from the Swansway Chester Stadium where the England Under-19s, including four Saints players, will be playing Turkey Under-19s in a friendly in just over half-an-hour.
Three Saints players start for Noel Blake’s side tonight. Calum Chambers captains the side which also includes Sam Gallagher and Matt Targett in the starting XI. Harrison Reed starts on the bench.
Tonight’s friendly is the final match before the Under-19s start their Elite Qualifying for the European Championships.
The squad looks like this: Mitchell Beeney, Calum Chambers ©, Matt Targett, Isaac Hayden, Ola Aina, Shay Facey, John Swift, Lewis Baker, Sam Gallagher, Devante Cole, Josh Murphy.
On the bench: Harrison Reed, Christian Walton, Callum Robinson, Dominic Bell, Alex Mowatt, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill, Paul Digby.
Updates from the match will be available on this feed.
Three of the four Saints on England under-19 duty are starting against Turkey at Chester tonight.
Matt Targett, Sam Gallagher and Calum Chambers are all in the starting line-up with Harrison Reed on the bench.
England U19s to face Turkey: Beeney, Aina, Chambers, Facey, Targett; Hayden, Swift, Baker; Murphy, Gallagher, Cole.— @FA 05 March 2014
Saints youth goalkeeper Chris Johns was a spectator when Northern Ireland under-19s lost their European Championship qualifier 2-0 at home to Italy this evening.
Johns was one of his country's unused subs in a game where Brentford striker Marcello Trotta scored Italy's second goal in the 89th minute after coming on as a sub.
Steven Davis is in the centre of the Northern Ireland midfield tonight.
Midway through the first half they are drawing 0-0 with Cyprus in Nicosia.
The England under-21s have kicked off in their game against Wales.
James Ward-Prowse has started for England and lines up against Saints teammate Lloyd Isgrove who has started for Wales.
One of the 19 Saints on international duty has already played.
Sky Sports are reporting that none of the four Saints players are set to start for England this evening.
Roy Hodgson does have six changes available to him though and there are very strong whispers at Wembley that Luke Shaw will get some time on the Wembley pitch in the second half.
Hello and welcome to the Daily Echo's live coverage of a massive night of international football for Saints players.
No fewer than 19 are away on international duty and we will be keeping up to date with their progress.
Our focus is of course on England.
Adam Leitch and Gordon Simpson will be bringing updates from Wembley as Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez all hope to press their World Cup claims against Denmark.
Peter Howard is in Chester bringing updates from the England under-19s with Saints youngsters Matt Targett, Sam Gallagher, Calum Chambers and Harrison Reed all on duty.
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