England Team: Top- Milner, Welbeck, Terry, Hart, Lescot
Bottom-Young, Parker, Gerrard, Cole, Chamberlain

England opened their European campaign with a strong defensive performance against France earning them a precious point. England lined up in a 4-4-1-1 formation with Hart in goal, behind Johnson, Terry, Lescot and Cole in defence. In midfield were Milner, Gerard, Parker and Oxlade-Chamberlain who supported the two strikers Ashley Young  with Welbeck just ahead of him. The ‘three Lions’ organised themselves to disturb the French rhythm knowing that with players like  Benzema, Ribery and Samir Nasri, the opposition were by far the stronger team.   However it was the English who took the lead after half an hour thanks to their powerful centre back Joleon Lescot. Stephen Gerrard whipped in a free kick towards the back post where Lescot was unmarked to head home. The ball flew past the French keeper  as the fans behind the goal rose to their feet. COME ON ENGLAND! Sadly the lead only lasted for a mere nine minutes as Nasri fired an accurate shot past the stranded Joe Hart. The rest of the game was dominated by France.  However England defended like lions making France resort to long range shots. England were thankful when the full time whistle went as they knew they had secured a vital point in a difficult group.

England celebrate after Lescot gives England the lead

Full match Highlights

One response »

  1. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The text in your post seem to be running off the screen in Firefox.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let
    you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the
    problem solved soon. Kudos

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s