Friday, June 15, 2012

Sweden 2 : 3 England

Well what a difference a substitute can make. From being in a comfortable 1:0 up in a pretty boring first half through a quality Carroll goal. England seemed to blow a few fuses right at the start of the second half and ended up 2:1 down due to some sloppy defending. Credit to the manager for acting immediately by putting Theo Walcott on and turning the match around, Walcott was on 22 minutes, was on the ball 11 seconds, and made four passes (all successful), and had one assist and one goal.
England looked to have thrown it all away with the kind of horror start to the half that has grown men breaking down in frustrated tears. But credit where it is due, they rallied and with the help of an inspired substitution from Roy Hodgson to introduce Theo Walcott, they battled their way to victory.
But you have to ask yourself just why is watching England such a stressful and painstaking experience, even when we are winning?

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