Nov 14, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Wembley Stadium
Keane (21'), Berahino (37', 90')
Berahino (38')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Result: England Under-21s cruise to win over Finland

England beat Finland 3-0 in their 2015 Under-21 European Championship Group One qualifier, with Saido Berahino scoring twice.

England have beaten Finland 3-0 in their 2015 Under-21 European Championship Group One qualifier at Stadium MK.

The home side dominated from early on and took the lead midway through the first half when Michael Keane headed in a free kick from James Ward-Prowse.

Another Ward-Prowse delivery nearly resulted in a second goal for England but John Stones saw his header deflect wide.

England's Michael Keane celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Finland during their 2015 UEFA European Under 21 Championships Qualifier Group 1 match on November 14, 2013© Getty Images

England continued to control the game and in the 37th minute the hosts were able to double their lead.

Luke Shaw swung in a cross from the left which the keeper pushed into the path of Saido Berahino, who had the easy task of slotting home from close range.

At the start of the second half, Jesse Joronen was forced into a save from Shaw's powerful drive.

The keeper was called into action soon after when he pushed behind a strike from Ward-Prowse.

Finland's task was made even harder when Patrick O'Shaughnessy saw red for a foul on Shaw.

England came close to adding a third goal through Wilfried Zaha, who cut in from the left wing and curled a shot against the crossbar.

The hosts sealed their victory in the final minute when Berahino was played through on goal and slid the ball past the keeper.

Tonight's result means that England stay top of their qualifying group with 13 points from their first five matches.

Ravel Morrison of England Under-21s drives with the ball against Lithuania at Portman Road on October 15, 2013
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