Result: England Under-21s down Croatia to book spot at 2015 Euro finals

Goals from Liam Moore and Will Hughes see England Under-21s beat Croatia 4-2 on aggregate and reach the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Gareth Southgate's England Under-21s have qualified for next year's 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship thanks to a 4-2 aggregate victory over Croatia.

After last week's 2-1 comeback win at Molineux, England triumphed by the same scoreline this evening to reach next year's finals in the Czech Republic.

Croatia had the first chance of the game this evening at the Stadion Cibalia in Vinkovci when Chelsea youngster Mario Pasalic was denied by Jack Butland's full-stretch save.

England then netted a vital away goal in the ninth minute through Leicester City centre-back Liam Moore, who headed home from a Tom Carroll corner.

Croatia levelled before the break when Marko Livaja, who scored Croatia's goal in Friday's first leg, fired across Butland and into the far corner.

England were close to restoring their lead on the hour mark when Saido Berahino's shot from just inside the area brushed the outside of the post.

Derby County midfielder Will Hughes put England out of sight in the 73rd minute when he drove across goal with his weaker right foot, meaning that Croatia needed three goals to deny England's path to the finals.

The hosts knew the game was up and struggled to muster many openings in the final minutes, with England becoming one of the eight teams who will compete at next year's tournament.

Share this article now:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: England score vital away goal
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

FA Cup
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Challenge Cup
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
Segunda Division
Serie B
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27175551193256
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs27157552242852
8Leicester CityLeicester2798103940-135
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2779113446-1230
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132536-1128
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610112236-1428
15Crystal Palace2769122542-1727
16Swansea CitySwansea2776142037-1727
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2776142347-2427
19Stoke CityStoke2767142753-2625
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27311132140-1920
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account