England unconvincing in draw at North Macedonia

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Nico Lewis catches North Madeconia forward in the penalty areaNorth Macedonia were given a controversial penalty at the end of the first half

Already-qualified England got the point they needed to secure a top seeding at Euro 2024 with an unconvincing draw away to North Macedonia in their final qualifying match.

The hosts were awarded a controversial penalty at the end of the first half when England debutant Rico Lewis caught striker Bojan Miovski's with his hand as he jumped up for a header.

North Macedonia captain Enis Bardhi put his side ahead from the rebound after his spot-kick was saved by England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

England equalised in the 59th minute when Phil Foden's corner deflected in off Macedonian Jani Atanasov under pressure from Harry Kane.

The draw sealed England's place in pot one for the draw for next summer's European Championship in Germany as one of the top five group winners, with 20 points from eight qualifying matches.

Relive England's final Euro 2024 qualifier against North Macedonia

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North Macedonia

Squad number1Player nameDimitrievski

Squad number15Player nameManev

Squad number4Player nameSerafimov

Squad number6Player nameMusliu

Squad number14Player nameDimoski

Squad number18Player nameAlimi

Squad number21Player nameAtanasov

Squad number8Player nameAlioski

Squad number10Player nameBardhi

Squad number9Player nameMiovski

Squad number7Player nameElmas

Squad number3Player nameAshkovski

Squad number16Player nameKostadinov

Squad number17Player nameElezi

Squad number19Player nameRistovski


Squad number1Player namePickford

Squad number2Player nameWalker

Squad number6Player nameMaguire

Squad number5Player nameGuéhi

Squad number3Player nameLewis

Squad number10Player nameAlexander-Arnold

Squad number4Player nameRice

Squad number7Player nameSaka

Squad number8Player nameFoden

Squad number11Player nameGrealish

Squad number9Player nameWatkins

Squad number15Player namePhillips

Squad number18Player nameRashford

Squad number19Player namePalmer

Squad number20Player nameKane


North Macedonia

Formation 3-4-1-2

1Dimitrievski15Manev4Serafimov6Musliu14DimoskiSubstituted forAshkovskiat 86'minutes18AlimiSubstituted forKostadinovat 75'minutes21AtanasovSubstituted forEleziat 90+1'minutes8Alioski10Bardhi9MiovskiSubstituted forRistovskiat 75'minutes7ElmasBooked at 17mins




Formation 4-2-3-1

1Pickford2Walker6Maguire5Guéhi3LewisBooked at 40mins10Alexander-ArnoldBooked at 56minsSubstituted forPhillipsat 84'minutes4Rice7SakaSubstituted forPalmerat 84'minutes8Foden11GrealishSubstituted forRashfordat 84'minutes9WatkinsSubstituted forKaneat 58'minutes



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Match ends, North Macedonia 1, England 1.

Second Half ends, North Macedonia 1, England 1.

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (England) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kyle Walker with a cross.

Phil Foden (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Agon Elezi (North Macedonia).

Attempt missed. Marcus Rashford (England) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Substitution, North Macedonia. Agon Elezi replaces Jani Atanasov.

Phil Foden (England) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Visar Musliu (North Macedonia).

Attempt missed. Nikola Serafimov (North Macedonia) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Kyle Walker (England).

Eljif Elmas (North Macedonia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution, North Macedonia. Stefan Ashkovski replaces Bojan Dimoski.

Substitution, England. Cole Palmer replaces Bukayo Saka.

Substitution, England. Marcus Rashford replaces Jack Grealish.

Substitution, England. Kalvin Phillips replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Foul by Bukayo Saka (England).

Ezgjan Alioski (North Macedonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Maguire (England).

Visar Musliu (North Macedonia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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