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  • Japan 1-2 England: 2 Own Goals, Lampard penalty miss

    British success in defeating Japan 2-1 in a test match. Fabio Capello's squad benefited from two own goals before your opponent after being broken.

    In a game held in the UPC Arena, Graz, Austria, Sunday (05/30/2010), in general appear to dominate the English game. The proof, the Three Lions squad has 63 percent control of the ball versus 37 percent.

    However, England managed to be surprised with a quick goal that occurred in the seventh minute of the Blue Samurai team. Yashuhito executed corner kick Endo exploited by Tulio Tanaka and leading to a corner kick goalkeeper David James could not be anticipated.

    Eleven minutes later, Aaron Lennon could provide a threat. Wayne Rooney dribble and pass to Lennon but unfortunately the shot was easily the player of Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima been arrested. 1-0 score stood until the interval.

    In the second half, England did substitution as many as five at a time. The result is the Union Jack more creative game than in the first round.

    UK Opportunities equalizer came in the 54th minute due to a hand's ball Keisuke Honda on Frank Lampard's free kick. Last name designated as the executioner failed to do its job. Lamps able to kick the ball bounce denied by Kawazaki and can be secured.

    Furthermore, the UK continues to try to storm the Japanese defense. This new effort resulted in 70 minutes when Joe Cole crossing headed by Tulio instead went into his own goalkeeper.

    British insistently tried again to break the Blue Samurai 's goal through Rooney and Ashley Cole. Unfortunately there has not been a fruitful goal-kick them.

    Finally created a goal for England in 82 minutes yet again due to the Japanese defender own goals. This time it was Ashley who sent a cross into the penalty box one anticipated by the defender Yuji Kawashima and went back into his own goal.

    Six minutes later, England was again wasted a golden opportunity. Emile Heskey's header that greeted crossing Steven Gerrard is still widening.

    Furthermore, there is no chance of happening and the 2-1 score stood until the game broke up.

    Team Line-up:

    Japan: Kawashima, Tulio, Nakazawa, Nagatomo, Konno, Hasebe, Abe, Honda, Okubo (Matsui 71 '), Okazaki (Morimoto 65'), Endo (Tamada 86 ')

    James (Hart 45 '), Terry, A. Cole, Ferdinand, Johnson (Carragher 45 '), Lennon (Heskey 77'), Huddlestone (Gerrard 45 '), Lampard, Walcott (Wright-Phillips 45'), Rooney, Bent (J. Cole 45 ')


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