England vs Russia


UEFA Euro 2016

Group B

June 11th

Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France


74′ Dier

90’+2′ Glushakov

Thanks for joining us.

FT: The result means that England go joint-second and share a point with Russia, who are third, behind Wales in first. Slovakia remain bottom.

FT: England played brilliantly throughout the match however they should have scored another and it cost them.

FT: It looked as though Dier’s goal had given England the victory but the Three Lions lost concentration towards the end and in the end they were caught out.

FT: So England couldn’t close the game out and Russia have capitalised. England have had a catalogue of chances but couldn’t take them and Russia punished them with a late, late goal.

90’+3′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.

90’+2′ Goal!! England fail to deal with a set-piece and Shchennikov delivers a fine ball into Berezutski who heads goalwards, the ball is going in but substitute Glushakov makes sure and taps home on the line.

90′ Smalling concedes a corner.

90′ There will be three additional minutes.

86′ Final England change sees Sterling replaced by James Milner.

84′ Final Russia change sees Pavel Mamayev replace Smolov.

83′ Chance!! Kane fires the freekick over the bar.

82′ Kane wins a freekick in a promising position.

81′ Wilshere is just caught offside.

79′ Second Russia change sees Denis Glushakov replace Neustädter.

78′ Chance!! Lallana surges forward before firing over.

76′ Changes for both sides see Golovin replaced by Roman Shirokov and Rooney replaced by Jack Wilshere.

74′ Goal!! Dier curls home!! Akinfeev just couldn’t get close enough to that. The Tottenham man waited for Kane to run over the ball before curling a wonderful strike home.

72′ Smolnikov receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Alli and concedes a freekick in a dangerous position.

70′ So close!! A dangerous cross from Rose was half-cleared to Rooney who looked set to score but he was denied terrifically by a fantastic outstretched arm by Akinfeev who tipped the effort onto the bar. Lallana then strikes the post on the rebound but he’s been caught offside.

69′ Shatov is cynically fouled by Sterling.

65′ Cahill wins a freekick.

62′ Chance!! Dzyuba heads the ball down to Smolov who bends an effort just wide of the far-post with Hart scrambling.

61′ Dzyuba is cynically fouled by Cahill who receives a yellow card for his troubles.

60′ Chance!! Berezutski meets the corner but his header is harmlessly wide.

59′ Dier concedes a corner.

59′ Chance!! The corner is half-cleared to Golovin whose effort goes harmlessly wide.

58′ Chance!! The corner is almost headed into his own net by Dier but Hart makes a good save by tipping it over the bar.

57′ Kokorin tries an effort on the volley that deflects off Rose and goes behind for a corner.

54′ Chance!! Rooney’s freekick curls just over the bar.

53′ Kane wins a freekick in a dangerous position.

53′ Chance!! Kane’s delivery is played across the face of goal then Sterling looks to be through but has his shot smothered when one-on-one with Akinfeev but he’s caught offside anyway to spare his blushes.

52′ Sterling wins a freekick in a dangerous position.

48′ Kokorin sends a dangerous cross towards Dzyuba but Cahill makes a fine challenge to clear the danger.

45′ Russia get the second-half underway.

HT: So how long will England take to score the next goal or will Russia surprise us and take the lead themselves? Join us again for the second-half.

HT: Russia’s only effort has been from a set-piece, where England have been far from convincing. Should Russia take their chances, England may rue their missed opportunities.

HT: England have come close on a number of occasions with Lallana and Rooney forcing Akinfeev into action time and time again. It seems that it’s only a matter of time before the Three Lions break the deadlock.

HT: So it’s goalless at the break with England well on top in terms of the number of chances created. Russia have rarely threatened much to England’s credit to have dominated possession.

45′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.

44′ Lallana is caught offside.

43′ Dzyuba is caught offside.

43′ Dzyuba wins a freekick after being fouled by Sterling.

41′ Rose sends in another teasing delivery that Akinfeev has to punch clear.

40′ Rose sends in a driven cross that just evades Kane.

36′ The corner is taken short before Kane’s dangerous delivery is claimed by Akinfeev.

36′ Ignashevich concedes a corner.

34′ Chance!! Alli does brilliantly to first lose possession then get it back and then find Rooney who fires an powerful dipping volley that Akinfeev punches clear.

32′ Kane’s corner is cleared.

32′ Akinfeev concedes a corner.

27′ Kane is caught offside but still tucks the ball away in the back of the net but it obviously doesn’t count.

24′ Kane’s delivery is cleared before the Tottenham miscontrols a high clearance.

23′ Smolnikov concedes a corner.

21′ Chance!! Walker pulls the ball back to Lallana whose first touch is good before he fires wide of the far-post.

16′ Rose sends in a dangerous cross but it evades everyone in the box.

16′ Chance!! Shatov’s delivery is met by Ignashevich but Hart makes a comfortable save.

15′ Rose concedes a freekick in a promising position after a foul on Dzyuba.

15′ Kokorin is penalised for handball.

14′ Dier is fouled late by Shatov.

13′ Sterling wins a freekick in his own half.

12′ Chance!! Kane cuts inside before firing an effort harmlessly wide.

12′ Kane’s delivery is cleared.

12′ Sterling wins a corner.

11′ Chance!! Kane’s delivery is met by Smalling but Akinfeev makes an easy save.

11′ Dier wins a corner.

9′ Alli wins a freekick in the attacking half.

8′ Chance!! Sterling sends in a teasing delivery to Alli who doesn’t make the right contact and it just evades Kane at the back-post.

7′ Kane’s corner is deep and Alli’s ball in comes to nothing as Smalling is caught offside.

6′ Chance!! Walker finds Lallana who fires an effort that Akinfeev has tip over the bar.

2′ Chance!! Lallana knocks the ball down to Alli who volleys wide.

2′ Lallana wins a freekick.

1′ Sterling overhits a pass meant for Kane.

0′ England get the game underway.

Team news:

England: Joe Hart (GK), Danny Rose, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Wayne Rooney, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Adam Lallana

Russia: Igor Akinfeev (GK), Georgi Shchennikov, Sergei Ignashevich, Vasili Berezutski, Igor Smolnikov, Aleksandr Golovin, Roman Neustädter, Aleksandr Kokorin, Fyodor Smolov, Oleg Shatov, Artyom Dzyuba

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