Competition date 14 November 2019 Competition type UEFA EURO 2020 EURO QUALIFIER
Home team England goals
  • goal scored by A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • goal scored by H. Kane
  • goal scored by M. Rashford
  • goal scored by A. Šofranac Goal type OG (OG)
  • goal scored by T. Abraham
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Home team score 7
Away team score 0
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Away team Montenegro goals
Home team goals
  • goal scored by A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • goal scored by H. Kane
  • goal scored by M. Rashford
  • goal scored by A. Šofranac Goal type Own Goal
  • goal scored by T. Abraham
Away team goals
England lineup to play Montenegro

Previous encounters

Take a look back at some of our previous games with Montenegro from down the years...

Montenegro v England Ross Barkley Celebration

Previous encounters

The Three Lions have met Montenegro on just five occasions over the years, following their separation from Serbia in 2007.

All of those games have come in European Qualifiers, for both EURO 2012 and the 2014 World Cup and while England have yet to lose, they have also found it tough on a couple of occasions.

England 0-0 Montenegro
12 October 2010
Wembley Stadium

The first-ever senior meeting between the nations ended in a frustrating stalemate at Wembley, as Fabio Capello's side couldn't find a way past a well-organised Montenegrin outfit.

England: Joe Hart, Glen Johnson, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand (C), Joleon Lescott, Steven Gerrard, Gareth Barry, Ashley Young (Shaun Wright-Phillips), Adam Johnson, Peter Crouch (Kevin Davies), Wayne Rooney

Montenegro 2-2 England
7 October 2011
Podgorica City Stadium

On their second meeting with Montenegro, it ended all square again in Podgorica with a result which secured England's qualification for EURO 2012. Goals from Ashley Young and Darren Bent put the Three Lions in control, only for the hosts to pull back two second-half goals to seal a draw.

England: Joe Hart, Phil Jones, Ashley Cole, John Terry (C), Gary Cahill, Gareth Barry, Ashley Young (Stewart Downing), Scott Parker, Theo Walcott (Danny Welbeck), Darren Bent (Frank Lampard), Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney scores England Montenegro

Montenegro 1-1 England
26 March 2013
Podgirica City Stadium

An early goal from Wayne Rooney put the Three Lions ahead in Podgorica, only for a late equaliser leave England still waiting for their first away victory over their hosts.

England: Joe Hart, Glen Johnson, Ashley Cole, Chris Smalling, Joleon Lescott, Michael Carrick, James Milner, Tom Cleverley (Ashley Young), Steven Gerrard (C), Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck

England 4-1 Montenegro
11 October 2013
Wembley Stadium

England's first win over Montenegro and a spot at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was secured on an autumn night at Wembley. All four goals came in the second half, with Rooney, a Branko Boskovic own goal, a memorable strike from Andros Townsend and a penalty from Daniel Sturridge sealing victory for Roy Hodgson's side.

England: Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Phil Jagielka, Steven Gerrard (C) (James Milner), Andros Townsend (Jack Wilshere), Frank Lampard (Michael Carrick), Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge

Euro Qualifying head-to-head

England seal place at UEFA EURO 2020 with emphatic win

An unforgettable night at Wembley Stadium

Kane's hat-trick

England completed a double celebration in fine style at Wembley, securing qualification for UEFA EURO 2020 on the night of their 1000th game by cruising to a 7-0 win over Montenegro.

It was a special night under the Arch, with Gareth Southgate’s team in glittering form on the pitch in front of a gallery of England greats, all invited back to see their nation hit four figures of fixtures.

The first target was always ensuring qualification for next summer’s EURO Finals though, with Wembley set to host all three group games, and the Three Lions accomplished that with a bang thanks to a blistering first-half performance.

Kane celebrates his second goal of the night

Harry Kane’s quickfire hat-trick was complemented by goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Marcus Rashford to set them on their way.

And a second-half own goal from Aleksandar Sofranac made it six before substitute Tammy Abraham opened his Three Lions account to make it seven on an unforgettable night.

It took eleven minutes to break the deadlock, when Ben Chilwell clipped a cross-field pass to Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right and he drilled a low shot past Milan Mijatovic to put his side ahead to register his first England goal since 2017.

And Chilwell completed a treble of his own with the assists for England’s second and third goals, firstly when Kane glanced home his free-kick from the left before a corner from the same side picked out the skipper again as he rose highest to guide home another header.

It wasn’t all one-way though, and Jordan Pickford had to make a stunning save to keep out Marko Simic’s header after a wicked cross from Sean Haksabanovic.

Oxlade-Chamberlain goal celebration

Minutes later, England made it four when Rashford swept home a tidy finish from eight yards, after Mijatovic had done well to block Harry Maguire’s close-range header.

Kane completed his 19-minute hat-trick soon after, turning to fire home in a crowded box past an exposed Mijatovic to complete an explosive first half for England.

The flow of goals was halted somewhat after the break, but the sixth arrived in the 66th minute when Rashford’s devilish cross was knocked back by Jadon Sancho into the six-yard box where the unfortunate Sofranac diverted into his own goal.

And the final goal arrived with just over five minutes remaining when Abraham converted Sancho’s cross from the left to open his account with another decisive pass from Chilwell in the build-up.

Rashford celebrates scoring the fourth goal of the night

Southgate and his squad will now head to Pristina, where they will take on Kosovo in their final qualifier before all eyes turn to the draw for the EURO Finals which takes place on Saturday 30 November.

England: 1 Jordan Pickford, 2 Trent Alexander-Arnold, 3 Ben Chilwell, 4 Harry Winks, 5 John Stones, 6 Harry Maguire, 7 Jadon Sancho, 8 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 9 Harry Kane (c ), 10 Mason Mount, 11 Marcus Rashford.

Substitutes: 19 James Maddison for Oxlade-Chamberlain 56, 22 Tammy Abraham for Kane 57, 15 Joe Gomez for Mount 70

Substitutes not used: 13 Nick Pope, 12 Kieran Trippier, 14 Danny Rose, 16 Tyrone Mings, 17 Fikayo Tomori, 18 Declan Rice, 20 Callum Hudson-Odoi, 21 Callum Wilson

Manager: Gareth Southgate

Goals: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 11, Harry Kane 18, 24, 37 Marcus Rashford 30, Aleksandar Sofranac (OG) 66, Tammy Abraham 84

Cautions: Marcus Rashford