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Saturday, 6 June 2009

Kazakhstan 0 England 4

A very nervous start saw Kazakhstan threaten the England goal and even have the ball in the net for a disallowed goal before England had shown any real intent. It was 20 minutes or more before England started to show their class. On 28 minutes, Heskey had a chance which ricocheted off the inside of the post. Just 10 minutes later, Barry headed England into a 1 - 0 lead, and this was made 2 - 0 after another 7 minutes when Gerard tried an ambitious chip from long distance, the keeper got a glove to it, but only knocked the ball into the oncoming Heskey who competently slotted at away within a minute of the end of the half.
Wright-Phillips came on for Theo Walcott in the second half while Beckham along with Defoe and Lescott started their warm-up routines. Having been responsible for giving the ball away in the opening seconds and almost costing England a goal, Glen Johnson imposed himself on the opposition. Johnson fought off defenders to get to the byline and squeeze a ball across the face of goal - Heskey missed it, but it bobbled up and Rooney guided in goalwards with his knee - the 'keeper got a hand to it, but Rooney pounced on the rebound spinning with his back to goal acrobatically placing the ball in the opposite corner of the net - a goal worthy of a World Cup place on it's own.. Shortly after, Beckham came on for Glen Johnson and Wright-Phillips dropped to right-back. We only saw about a 15 minute cameo appearance from Beckham but withBarry picking up a booking early in the game, there could be a more solid role for Beckham at Wembley on Wednesday. At 3-0 England were dominant and comfortable able to exert pressure which resulted on a foul on Heskey in the penalty area. Lampard blasted the ball passed a hapless keeper for a solid 4-0 victory. In the latter stages Defoe came on for Heskey, indicating that maybe he has a role next week. All-in-all a shaky performance but with the right result...

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