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England U21s are EMBARRASSED by Andorra as they limp to a 3-3 draw on a plastic pitch with Aidy Boothroyd's talented squad held by the minnows after a last-minute lobbed equaliser England have lost their perfect European Championship qualifying record  Aidy Boothroyd's side were pegged back 3-3 by Christian Garcia's last-gasp goal  Eddie Nketiah had put England 3-2 ahead with eight minutes of normal time left Nketiah netted his 13th goal at Under 21s level to equal Alan Shearer's record 

By Jack Gaughan for MailOnline

Published: 13:22 BST, 7 October 2020 | Updated: 16:24 BST, 7 October 2020

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England Under 21s lost their perfect qualifying record after suffering a scare on a plastic pitch in Andorra.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side appeared to have just struggled beyond dogged opposition but conceded a stoppage-time equaliser in a six-goal thriller.

It had appeared that substitute Eddie Nketiah had inched England over the line by pouncing to net his 13th goal at this level to equal Alan Shearer’s record – but they could not hold on.

Andorra's Under 21s sprung a surprise by earning a last-gasp 3-3 draw against England

Andorra's Under 21s sprung a surprise by earning a last-gasp 3-3 draw against England

Christian Garcia netted an injury-time equaliser for the hosts as they stunned England

Christian Garcia netted an injury-time equaliser for the hosts as they stunned England 

This was a difficult afternoon, England sluggish for spells on the 3G surface, while Boothroyd kept the majority of his bigger names – including Nketiah and Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham – on the bench with a view to next week’s home tie against Turkey.

Andorra took a shock lead just before the half-hour, with Ricard Fernandez – a striker who has played at senior level – pouncing on indecision within the England back four. Fernandez moved beyond Jonathan Panzo and lashed his effort high into Aaron Ramsdale’s top left-hand corner.

There was patience to the Young Lions, however, and Sam Surridge went close with a header from Eberechi Eze’s clipped cross. An equaliser was coming and arrived when Tom Davies met Josh Dasilva’s cut-back, expertly bending an effort into the far corner from the edge of the box on the

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