Leighton Baines was an un-used substitute after playing in the two previous Euro2016 qualifiers, with Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs given a run-out to impress in his place. John Stones, who also started the first two group games, and Ross Barkley were absent because of their respective injuries.
And Jagielka validated his inclusion with the opening goal after 24 minutes, heading home a corner to give England the lead.
Elsewhere, Everton's Chris Long was an unused substitute as England's U20s kicked off the Four Nations tournament with a 1-0 win over Germany. Sam Byrne, meanwhile, played for Ireland U21s as they lost 4-1 to Norway and Jindrich Stanek kept a clean sheet for Czech Republic U19s as they beat Northern Ireland 2-0.
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1 Posted 09/10/2014 at 19:08:39
2 Posted 09/10/2014 at 19:24:37
3 Posted 09/10/2014 at 20:12:20
4 Posted 09/10/2014 at 20:17:35
5 Posted 09/10/2014 at 20:22:25
6 Posted 09/10/2014 at 20:24:59
Now, just donÂt get injured....
7 Posted 09/10/2014 at 20:27:19
8 Posted 09/10/2014 at 21:19:51
9 Posted 09/10/2014 at 21:52:53
10 Posted 09/10/2014 at 22:06:48
Why UEFA doesn't have qualifiers for the smaller European countries I'll never know. It's just plain stupid.
11 Posted 09/10/2014 at 22:15:07
12 Posted 09/10/2014 at 22:18:39
13 Posted 10/10/2014 at 03:24:25
14 Posted 10/10/2014 at 11:35:12
Off topic but interesting to see Uefa revamp the top seeds in the CL Group stages from next season onwards; whereby the respective League winners will provide the top seeds in each group. This should make the groups more interesting as it wont be the same sides with easy rides each season.
Not that it'll make any difference to us anytime soon.
15 Posted 10/10/2014 at 16:31:11
Nice to see the FA Cup draw returning to a Monday evening slot live on the BBC, it always irked me when you knew who you had been drawn against in the following round before you had kicked off in the previous one.
16 Posted 12/10/2014 at 11:14:01
17 Posted 12/10/2014 at 17:44:59
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