(0-1)Andy Carroll 23'
(1-1)Glen Johnson 49'
(2-1)Olof Mellberg 59'
(2-2)Theo Walcott 64'
(2-3)Danny Welbeck 78'
What a game. love it.
Sweden should have one more chance :/ Great game.
Agreed sweden should have won lucky England. Best game so far I hope ukarine qualify.
Welbeck - Walcott - Caroll Amazing game with 3 quality goals - I feel bad for Sweden though England well played
Great game for the neutral. Pretty shocking for England fans though. England made Sweden look much better than they are with some atrocious defending. Can't believe Johnson didn't clear out with the rest of the defence, or Mellberg getting a free header. In fairness, had England just got some very basic defensive positioning correct in the freekicks, Sweden would not have scored. They were both following from set piece situations. England's goals were all classy though. The job got done, but only just. Absolutely must get better for the final group game, Rooney and Welbeck up front to start i hope. I have given Carroll some stick myself over the past season i felt he deserved- but he was very good tonight, alongside Welbeck. They both did their very best to hold up the ball in difficult positions and worked hard. Young wasn't great but he still needs to play against Ukraine. Milner shouldn't play on the right ahead of Walcott or Ox simply because he never looks like he can beat defenders but both of them can.
i think ppl are still overestimating england.. we didnt make them look good we're just an avg team at the moment as well but the defending was terrible for their goals.
By 'people overestimating' you mean me? Rubbish. Most people understand England are not world beaters, expectation has never been lower. I don't think England are a great side at all, but they are better than Sweden and gave away some poor goals to them. I haven't forgotten that this England team is still missing players that should really be in the first squad. By either full strength or weakened squad, England are a better side than Sweden individually, if not quite organised collectively to their potential. But it is still early in Hodgson's reign. That was just the 4th game! It will take better organisation of the side to get very far, which can be improved with the existing players but probably not enough for this tournament to get beyond the quarter finals. England are clearly not even favourites to win the group, but there is a reason why Sweden are finished already and England have an opportunity still to continue into the knockouts. England have shown a bit of resilience against France, and now against Sweden. That is at least one quality i haven't seen in an England team for a long time. That is a reason to be cautiously positive. I have no real expectations for this tournament as i stated beforehand. So i am quite pleased to see England still in the fight, after the Irish and Swedish are gone, and even the Dutch may follow this weekend.
"I have given Carroll some stick myself over the past season i felt he deserved" Stick over his past england performances?
What a bloody good game! I'm appalled of the England defending for the two goals for Sweden, nobody was there! Since Walcott came on he changed the game! With a stunning goal and a great assist! Bring On Ukraine!
I hope England lose to Ukraine.
Its likely tbh. Sweden proved to be equally matched against England.
it is likely. its 50/50 with england who knows what will happen.
watching england will make you age 10 years. i honestly thought we would lose it after their second but theo turned it around for us. still not an easy game against ukraine the way we play, so expect another roller coaster ride.
gotta love it when you come out on top tho.. i didnt think we'd do it vs sweden considering our record against em and at 2-1 i feared the worst. we scored some world class goals today tho walcott especially and need to be more attacking from the start vs ukraine i think walcott needs to start also carrol and welbeck have a case for starting over rooney as both played well
i think rooney will come straight back in. we'll keep the ball and link play a lot better if he plays. young was poor today didnt do a lot, milner doesnt know the meaning of attack. so i'd have ox and theo instead.
my worry is that rooney will be off the pace and still get played like in the last world cup but if he's still sharp he has to play. definitely, milner is great for work ethic if your defending a lead but i'd prefer him central as cover for parker he offer little threat going forward.. young clearly prefers being CAM he was terrible today but walcott has to start given that we need a win
No chance for england against spain if they go past the group..
we'd have to win the group to have any chance of progression
England would be very much underdogs against Spain. But that doesn't mean there is no chance. Played well against them in the recent friendly. Chelsea showed the seemingly impossible is only merely improbable.... But still, if England can win the group and face Croatia for example, that would be a very winnable game. However one must fear the Swedes may capitulate against France knowing it is meaningless to them and so giving them the group win. England would go into any game against the Spanish with zero expectations, much like against any other of the favourites. We'll see, gotta get a draw against Ukraine minimum yet which won't exactly be straightforward either.
Oh yeah I forgot that haha.
Spain will butt rape these English men
Ibrahimovic provocating Joe Hart....He got what he deserved lateer: an elimination.
I'm pretty sure hart started it and also don't worry the Brits will get what they deserve very soon an elimination!!
Well I'm sure that if you were a goalkeeper, you wouldn't like to have opposite players celbrating just in front of you like that...
Oh so what their supposed to go celebrate somewhere else? Come on...
Game was great! I won't lie I thought England was headed for a loss after they went down, but damn did Walcott breathe life into them!
walcott changed the game so much, it was quite impressive but i cant see them progressing past spain, who they will likely play soon enough
England only need a point against Ukraine and they will go through to the next stage. England have a lot of talented players,but the manager rarely picks the right players to form the national team.
England barely squeezed out a win, they need to do better than this.
Apart from the sloppy goals England played well, Milner seems to die of exhaustion 10 minutes into the second half, I agree that he should be used as cover for Parker. I think Ox should start as Theo can be woeful at times, it's much better to use him as a supersub. To all the Spanish bummers, you can talk all you want but what if you end up facing France? ''The Brits will get what they deserve'' Really? Idiot.
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