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Saturday, 12 June 2010

England 1 USA 1

Captain Gerrard got England off to a great start before 4 minutes were on the clock, combining with Rooney and Heskey to put England 1 up - exactly the sort of start we were looking for...
However, the first half didn't really take off and in the closing minutes, it was Clint Dempsey who managed a shot which Rob Green fumbled into the net bringing the scores level at 1-1. Milner was taken off after 30minutes after getting a yellow card, Capello maybe nervous that the yellow may turn red at some point... he was replaced (rather surprisingly) with Sean Wright Phillips. Ledley King came off at half time, replaced by Carragher, but it was only in the last 10 minutes that Cappello decided to bring in the much-missed Peter Crouch - I say much-missed because every cross that came into the box was met by a US defender, until Crouch arrived... However, even the arrival of Crouch did not bring any further goals. Rob Green pulled off a great save, Rooney tried a couple of long-range shots, and in the second half (as in so many other England games) they began to dominate. Sean Wright Phillips squandered a chance, as did Heskey one-on-one with the keeper, but despite the disappointing result, I think there is a lot more to come from England, and they showed flashes of it from time to time.
How Rob Green will be affected by his error will show in time, once again the curse of the fumble strikes England..

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