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England U21s end campaign by thrashing Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Tammy Abraham has scored 11 goals for Bristol City this season

England Under-21s finished their European Championship qualifying campaign in style by thrashing Bosnia-Herzegovina in Walsall.

England had already sealed their place at next summer’s finals and went ahead with a drive by Reading’s John Swift.

On-loan Bristol City striker Tammy Abraham acrobatically added a second and calmly dinked in the fifth.

In between, Tottenham’s Josh Onomah stroked in and Sunderland’s Duncan Watmore rolled in a fourth.

The under-21s were led by Aidy Boothroyd after coach Gareth Southgate stepped up to take interim charge of the senior side.

Under Southgate, they won the Toulon tournament in May for the first time since 1994 and have now completed this qualifying campaign by finishing top of their group with an unbeaten record.

Boothroyd has now won his two games in charge after his side controlled the game against Bosnia, with midfielder Jack Grealish particularly impressive.

The Aston Villa man laid on Swift for the opener, before an inch-perfect through ball for Watmore’s effort.

What they said:

Manager Aidy Boothroyd: “I am really pleased, it was a banana skin against a team with nothing to lose. The performance was excellent, very professional. We defended well by keeping a clean sheet and the attacking play had some great passing moves and top finishing.”

Man of the match Jack Grealish: “We did not want any complacency and did the job well. There were nine changes today but we still put in a good performance.”

Striker Tammy Abraham: “I am over the moon to get the two goals. Whatever team that is put out is fantastic, we have great togetherness and want to achieve the best.”

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Match ends, England U21 5, Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 0.

Second Half ends, England U21 5, Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 0.

Attempt missed. John Swift (England U21) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Demarai Gray (England U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Milos Satara (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21).

Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (England U21) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by John Swift.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Eldar Civic.

Offside, England U21. Demarai Gray tries a through ball, but Duncan Watmore is caught offside.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Milos Satara.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Kenan Piric.

Attempt saved. Dominic Iorfa (England U21) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Swift with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Deni Milosevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marin Popovic.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Brendan Galloway (England U21) because of an injury.

John Swift (England U21) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Swift (England U21).

Kerim Memija (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

John Swift (England U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Damir Sadikovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21).

Josh Onomah (England U21) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Deni Milosevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21).

Brendan Galloway (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armin Cerimagic (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21).

Substitution, England U21. Nathan Redmond replaces Jack Grealish.

Substitution, England U21. Demarai Gray replaces Tammy Abraham.

Eldar Civic (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Duncan Watmore (England U21) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eldar Civic (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21).

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina U21. Conceded by Brendan Galloway.

Attempt missed. Damir Sadikovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Deni Milosevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina U21) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sinisa Sanicanin.

Corner, Bosnia and Herzegovina U21. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Goal! England U21 5, Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 0. Tammy Abraham (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Duncan Watmore with a through ball following a fast break.

Offside, England U21. Calum Chambers tries a through ball, but Tammy Abraham is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Calum Chambers (England U21) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by John Swift with a cross following a corner.

Corner, England U21. Conceded by Kenan Piric.

Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (England U21) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Brendan Galloway with a cross.

Goal! England U21 4, Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 0. Duncan Watmore (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jack Grealish with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Josh Onomah (England U21) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tammy Abraham with a cross.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37538805