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Chamberlain grabs a hat-trick to inspire England win. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain inspired England to a comfortable 3-0 victory in Iceland with a well-taken hat-trick in Reykjavik to put Stuart Pearce's team top of Euro 2013 Qualifying Group 8. The Arsenal winger was a handful all night and a quick-fire brace inside 15 minutes put England in charge in what could have been a very tricky encounter. He added a fortuitous third just after half-time and cap a fine man-of-the-match performance in what was his fourth game for the Under-21s. It was a chilly night at Laugardalsvollur, Iceland's national stadium, but a healthy, if not noisy, crowd turned out in numbers. However, they had to see their team concede two early goals. The opener came following some good work on the half-way line from Watford striker Marvin Sordell. He turned well before being tripped, but the French referee allowed play to go on and the ball rolled into the path of the Arsenal winger. Chamberlain sprinted forward making his way into the area before tucking away past Arnar Petursson. It was his first goal for Pearce's team. And two minutes later he made it two, this time profiting from a lapse by the Iceland stopper. Nathan Delfouneso sent in an in-swinging cross from the left which looked easy for Petursson, but it slipped out of his grasp and fell kindly for Chamberlain who side-footed home. Unfortunately it was to be Delfouneso's last action of the game as midway through the half, after attempting a back ...