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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

England 3 Egypt 1

England hosted the Africa of Nations champions in front of a crowd of 80,000 at Wembley as part of their preparation for the fast-approaching World Cup. Beckham started on the bench and stayed there for the duration of the game which turned out to be a game of two halves.
England started brightly enough but allowed Egypt too much possession in the first half. After spurning a couple of good chances (Lampard and Defoe) in front of goal, England allowed Egypt one chance which they gratefully took.. England left the field at half time a goal down and it was a changed team that resumed after the break. Carrick and Crouch joined the fray and immediately settled down to business, Crouch using his feet to good effect for a goal on 56 minutes, leveling the game at last. England pressed and started to take control of the match. Milner came on and had a shot which stung the keepers hands on 74 minutes, Wright-Phillips collected the rebound and spun it into the net for Englands second goal. Crouch wasn't finished though, and scored again on 79 minutes to give England a two-goal cushion at 3-1. The replay showed that Crouch was offside, but the officials did not call it. England finished strongly and eventually showed the sort of quality we have come to expect since the excellent record during the qualification stages. Notably even during the triumphant performances of World Cup qualification, England were rarely able to keep a clean sheet, but once again showed that they are a team who are likely to score a hat-full of goals every time they get the bit between their teeth.

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