Live Match Update - England V Australia
ENGLAND VS SOCCEROOS LIVE MATCH UPDATE
Australia - 3 Match Information England - 1 Mark Schwarzer (gk) Lucas Neill Craig Moore Tony Popovic Stan Lazaridis Brett Emerton Paul Okon Josip Skoko Scott Chipperfield Harry Kewell Mark Viduka
Substitutes John Aloisi Marco Bresciano Vince Grella Zeljko Kalac (gk) Kevin Muscat Mile Sterjovski Tony Vidmar
Frank Farina quote: "We were magnificent tonight. To say I am happy is understatement." On Harry Kewell: "It was something special, he is world class. Scored a wonderful goal and he was the dominant player on the park." Australia wins 3-1 93' - Bresciano free kick is held by Robinson and the final whistle goes 88' - Bresciano tries a long range shot that flies well over the bar. 87' - Paul Okon off - Kevin Muscat on 84 - Mark Viduka off - Mile Sterjovski on 83' - GOAL - Emerton and Aloisi play one-two and Emerton slots ball home from 12 yards. England cannot quite get the final pass inside the box and pressing earnestly. Australia content to play the ball around and not push forward too quickly. 73' - Scott Chipperfield off - Vince Grella on 69' - Tony Popovic off - Tony Vidmar on 67' - GOAL - quick break down the right, Jenas cross to near post and Jeffers heads home. England's youngsters are seemingly playing better than the first half team, but Australia looks composed although with Kewell's absence the spark has gone from the attack. 62' - Rooney gets a shot on target but blocked by Popovic 60' - the game is stopped by a streaker coming onto the field 57' - Harry Kewell off - John Aloisi on 55' - Lazaridis tries long range effort goes over the bar 54' - dangerous free kick to Kewell at near post, he ducks under and Paul Robinson makes great reflex save. 48' - Bresciano short corner with Okon, his cross actually just sails over the bar 46' - Eriksson true to his word has made 11 changes at half time, while Marco Bresciano has come on for Skoko.
Brilliant first half from the Socceroos and fully deserve their 2-0 lead. Kewell simply magnificent and has caused problems for England everytime he has got the ball. England will fell aggrieved that Scholes' goal was ruled out but overall they have been disappointing.
44' - Beckham tries shot from acute angle and hits side-netting 43' - Owen again presented with good chance but misses ball altogether from 10 yards 42' - GOAL - Kewell beats Ferdinand, rounds James and slots home Play has slowed a little after the hectic pace of the opening half hour 33' - Owen gets a great chance to equalise but puts his shot wide 32' - Viduka great layoff to Emerton cross to Chipperfield was just put wide of near post with a touch from Neville... corner Kewell heads over at near post 31' - Lazaridis fouls Beckham and receives a yellow card 29' - Chipperfield great ball to Viduka, who tries to lob his header over James, who makes a great save, tipping the ball over the bar. 27' - Scholes does well to get some space on the edge of the box, but puts his shot wide. 23' - Schwarzer tries to be clever and is dispossessed by Owen and the Liverpool striker hits the near post side-netting from an acute angle. Replays indicate that Scholes was not offside as Beattie never played the ball. 20' - Emerton goes across face of goal and ball goes up field to Dyer his cross is stopped by Popovic and then popped into the goal by Scholes,but ruled out by the linesman for off-side. 19' - England free kick, Beckham's cross cleared by Popovic 17' - Australia on the attack, get another corner... Skoko's finds Kewell's but his header goes wide. 16' - Emerton fouled by Scholes, GOAL - Lazaridis cross and Popovic at the back post heads past James 13' - Kewell looking dangerous and gets the ball wide on right, cuts in and tries shot which is wide of the near post. 10' - Emerton hassled by Dyer and concedes a corner. Beckham's cross found Campbell stopped on the line, break quickly and Kewell has shot from 30 yards, James makes save to turn away for corner. 8' - Kewell good skill on right, Neville gets a vital touch in front of Chippefield and they clash heads. 6' - Lazaridis fouled by Neville wide on left, Skoko's free kick sails harmlessly at back post. 5' - Beattie cross, Schwarzer holds comfortably 2' - Skoko fouls Owen 35 metres out, Beckham shot just gets cleared and Australia break through Lazaridis on the left, cross cut out by Ferdinand. 40 sec - England get free kick, Beckham's ball into the box cleared by Popovic. 0' - England Kick-off Kick-Off - 7.15pm (aest) The teams are taking the park in front of a capacity crowd at Upton Park. Atmosphere is electric. Latest News
Kick-Off has been delayed by 15 minutes due to security alert at several train stations in central London. Harry Kewell's hamstring is fine but he came down with a touch of the toncilitis last night, although it will not effect his place in the side. Everyone else is fit. Socceroos coach Frank Farina has named an attacking line-up to face England, with the inclusion of Scott Chipperfield on the left of midfield supported by Birmingham City's Stan Lazaridis behind him. Harry Kewell has come through training and will take his place alongside Leeds teammate Mark Viduka up front. Lucas Neill wins his first International cap in over four years and his outstanding form for Blackburn Rovers, justifies his selection over incumbent Kevin Muscat. Also coming into the side (from the team which lost to Uruguay) is central defender Tony Popovic to partner Craig Moore. Sven-Goran Eriksson has named a strong starting line-up with James Beattie getting his first cap and will start next to Michael Owen. Keiron Dyer will start on the left, while Frank Lampard's impressive form with Chelsea has seen get a start in the centre of midfield. The defence takes on a familiar look with Nevill on the right and Cole on the left and Campbell and Ferdinand making up the central pairing. West Ham's David James has got the nod as the starting goalkeeper. David James (gk) Gary Neville Sol Campbell Rio Ferdinand Asley Cole David Beckham Paul Scholes Frank Lampard Keiron Dyer James Beattie Michael Owen
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