Sep 5, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ‚ÄčWembley Stadium
England
1-0
Moldova
Berahino (14')
FT(HT: 1-0)

ConstantinBogdan (5'), Prodan (80')

Result: England U21s edge past Moldova

Result: England U21s edge past Moldova
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England Under-21s miss a host of chances as they beat Moldova Under-21s 1-0.

Gareth Southgate has begun his era as England Under-21 boss with a 1-0 win over Moldova.

Saido Berahino scored the only goal of a game that England dominated from the start.

Berahino had the game's first chance early on, losing his marker and shooting straight at the goalkeeper, before skipper Andre Wisdom saw his header tipped wide after good work from Nathan Redmond.

The West Bromwich Albion youngster then scored his goal, again turning his marker inside the box, but this time smashing the ball past the goalkeeper at the near post.

Shortly after that Luke Shaw had a dipping long-range effort saved, before Redmond was denied by Alexei Koshelev, who was keeping his side in the game.

England wasted several more chances before the break, on top of a decent penalty shout from Wilfried Zaha, and went in one ahead.

The Moldova goalkeeper was again in action at the start of the second half, beating away powerful efforts from Zaha and Redmond.

Zaha then missed the best chance of the game, somehow heading over after Redmond's whipped delivery, before Berahino missed and even better chance. The goalscorer rounded the keeper but missed the open goal and allowed the defence to clear the ball.

Substitute Will Hughes missed a good chance late on, but England were comfortable throughout and took the three points in their Under-21 European Championship qualifier.

England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate gives instructions to his players during a training session at St Georges Park on September 3, 2013
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