Thursday, September 08, 2005

[World Soccer Club] Digest Number 1593

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1. Re: Cole claims England clincher
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>

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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 20:52:48 -0000
From: "jer_vanlint" <jer_vanlint@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Cole claims England clincher

or not :)

--- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "Nick Morris"
<n_i_c_k_17@y...> wrote:
> we'll win the group
>
> nick
>
> --- In worldsoccerclub2@yahoogroups.com, "jer_vanlint"
> <jer_vanlint@y...> wrote:
> > Joe Cole's second-half goal was enough for England to defeat a
> > determined Wales at the Millennium Stadium.
> >
> > Not convincing
> > It was not always a convincing performance from Sven-Göran
Eriksson's
> > men and, although they controlled most of the first half, it took
an
> > outstanding save from Paul Robinson to keep it scoreless at the
break.
> >
> > Rooney frustration
> > Wales kept a good shape and were quick to get players round the
ball.
> > Consequently Wayne Rooney, cast in a lone striker's role with
Michael
> > Owen suspended, got frustrated and often came deep to try and get
> > involved. He had one outstanding chance early on after Steven
Gerrard
> > had set him up but Danny Coyne parried well.
> >
> > Welsh chances
> > Wales had barely created a chance in the corresponding game last
> > October but three followed for them here in quick succession
after
> > the half-hour mark, starting with a Richard Duffy effort that he
> > sliced disappointingly wide. Ashley Cole then did well to head
clear
> > as John Hartson prepared to pounce at the far post and four
minutes
> > later another expert Ryan Giggs cross was this time won by
Hartson
> > only for Robinson to respond brilliantly.
> >
> > Cole winner
> > At the other end, Coyne denied Shaun Wright-Phillips but was
finally
> > beaten in the 54th minute after the Chelsea winger guided the
ball
> > into club-mate Cole's path, and his shot diverted in off the head
of
> > Danny Gabbidon.
> >
> > Late chance
> > Wales fought until the end to grab an equaliser, their last
chance
> > being a Giggs effort blocked by Rio Ferdinand, but the visitors
held
> > on to claim three vital points. England visit Northern Ireland on
> > Wednesday looking to keep the pressure on fellow Group 6 hopefuls
> > Poland - who welcome the fifth-placed Welsh.
> >
> > *******************************
> >
> > Well, it wasn't a great game but England had just more class and
won.
> > It's still very open for the 1st place in the duo race with
Poland.

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