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North Macedonia vs England LIVE: Euro 2024 qualifier score and updates as Ollie Watkins and Rico Lewis start

Southgate – ‘Performance is the priority’ against ‘wounded’ North Macedonia

England have travelled to Skopje for their final outing of the Euro 2024 qualifying campaign as they take on North Macedonia this evening.

The Three Lions are hoping to see out qualifying without a loss as they are unbeaten through their seven matches so far, winning six and drawing once against Ukraine. They have already secured a place at the tournament in Germany next summer and are guaranteed to finish top of Group C.

Gareth Southgate’s side defeated Malta 2-0 at Wembley on Friday night but they were sluggish and disjointed throughout meaning the manager will be looking for a much-improved performance in tonight’s contest.

North Macedonia sit fourth in the group having only beaten Malta so far. Earlier in the campaign they drew 1-1 with Italy and put up a good fight against the European champions last time out before fading to a 5-2 defeat. With home advantage on their side as well, the hosts will make things challenging for England if they are not at their best.

Follow all the action from this Euro 2024 qualifier below plus get the latest odds and tips right here:


North Macedonia 0-0 England

18 mins: Saka draws a foul with his quick footwork and gives England a chance to swing in a set piece. Trent Alexander-Arnold whips the set piece into the middle of the box and puts it into a dangerous area.

There’s a coming together in the box but the whistle goes as Harry Maguire is flagged offside.

Mike Jones20 November 2023 20:04


North Macedonia 0-0 England

Declan Rice receives the ball on the edge of the box. He drills a low, straight effort towards the back corner and beats the North Macedonian goalkeeper.

For a moment Rice thinks he’s scored but the ball hits the upright and bounces back into play where it’s booted away.

Mike Jones20 November 2023 20:01


North Macedonia 0-0 England

14 mins: England slow the build-up right down as the ball goes back to Harry Maguire who’s looking for a cutting pass. He sends it over to Declan Rice who floats a lovely ball over the top as Ollie Watkins makes his run in behind.

The forward brings the ball down then pokes it to Bukayo Saka.

Saka dances inside moving past a bunch of defenders before unleashing a shot with his left-foot. It’s a typical move from the Arsenal man but his effort is blocked on the edge of the box.

Mike Jones20 November 2023 20:00


North Macedonia 0-0 England

12 mins: Jack Grealish tries to play a one-two with Phil Foden on the front edge of the box but its blocked off and cleaned out by Jovan Manev.

The referee seemingly misses the incident as nothing comes from it other than a drop ball for the hosts. Grealish isn’t too happy about it though.

Mike Jones20 November 2023 19:57


North Macedonia 0-0 England

9 mins: The hosts are finding it tricky to get themselves on the ball. Rico Lewis is stepping into midfield allowing England to have an extra body for closing the ball down quickly.

Enis Bardhi pumps a long pass up the pitch in a hopeful punt to find Eljif Elmas. It’s too pacey for the forward to get to and Jordan Pickford scoops it up without too much trouble.

Mike Jones20 November 2023 19:55


North Macedonia 0-0 England

6 mins: Jani Atanasov leaves a bit too much on Jack Grealish who is trying to weave his way out of danger in England’s final third. The Man City man wins England a free kick and relieves the pressure on the defence.

North Macedonia played well against Italy last time out and they won’t hold back from taking the game to England here.

Mike Jones20 November 2023 19:51


North Macedonia 0-0 England

3 mins: Close! There’s already more of a zip to England’s play in comparison to the match against Malta. They bring the ball down the right side through Bukayo Saka who sends it across the middle.

Declan Rice and Jack Grealish combine for a lovely one-two on the opposite side of the box with Grealish making the run in behind. He looks for a short pass to Ollie Watkins who tries to turn it home at the near post but his touch it deflected out for a corner.

Mike Jones20 November 2023 19:49


Kick off! North Macedonia 0-0 England

England get the ball rolling against North Macedoina. This is the first of three matches for the Three Lions before the squad is named for Euro 2024.

Who will impress Gareth Southgate tonight?

Mike Jones20 November 2023 19:46


North Macedonia vs England

Harry Kane has either scored or assisted a goal in each of his last 11 appearances for England in all competitions (11 goals, 3 assists).

With two goals in this game, he would be the first ever European player to score 10-plus goals in three consecutive qualifying campaigns, having netted 12 in qualifying for both Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup.

(Action Images via Reuters)

Mike Jones20 November 2023 19:40


North Macedonia vs England

Bukayo Saka has been involved in 10 goals in his last 11 competitive games for England (7 goals, 3 assists), setting up Harry Kane’s strike against Malta last time out.

He also scored a hat-trick in the Three Lions’ home fixture against North Macedonia in June.

Mike Jones20 November 2023 19:35


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