England 1-0 Spain: Lampard header
England managed to beat the world champions, Spain with the score 1-0. Frank Lampard became the hero of The Three Lions with a single goal early in the second half.
In a friendly match held at Wembley on Saturday (12/11/2011) , Spain dominated the game with ball control and aggressiveness of his attacks.
La Furia Roja recorded a successful ball possession 71% compared with 29% owned by the British. Nevertheless, it was England who managed to bring victory after Lampard, who captained the team before being replaced Garreth Barry to make a goal in minute 48.
At the beginning of the game runs pretty monotonous for nearly half an hour following a lack of generating meaningful opportunities for both teams.
But in minute 32, the British obtained the first of Frank Lampard. Theo Walcott from the right side to send the ball to Phil Jones is forwarded to kick from distance but it's easy for Iker Casillas.
Cooperation one-two between David Silva, Andres Iniesta generating opportunities. Returned the ball to Iniesta but his shot from the middle of the box about England defender and turned into sampin goal.
Threats Spain come again. Starting from the feed side Xabi Alonso outside the penalty box, Sergio Busquets welcome to kick the ball soared over the crossbar Joe Hart.
Glen Johnson pushed into the penalty box. He successfully passed the guard Sergio Ramos Jordi Alba but overshadow Johnson's success to keep his goal of danger.
Broke the deadlock early in the second half. Lampard took England a 1-0 lead with a header after a ball gag harness the results of which Darren Bent's header on goal posts.
A wasted opportunity from Spain. Iniesta sent a breakthrough far forward is greeted by David Villa. Although past the Hart, but Villa stood widened so that the shot was only lodged in the side of the goal.
Good cooperation from Danny Welbeck and Jack Rodwell. Rodwell received the ball from Welbeck in the penalty box but before he could be fired, Alba managed to sweep the ball.
Villa! Spain failed to equalize after kicking Villa just hit the goalpost. Villa get the ball defensive header Johnson.
More opportunities than the visitors. Pique breakthrough bait to Fabregas from the right side continued to be a cross. Scott Parker managed to block the ball out of the reach of the Spanish players in front of goal.
Spain continued to pressure waged. Fabregas twice to obtain a golden opportunity but no one endless goals.
England: Joe Hart, Glen Johnson, Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott, Ashley Cole, Phil Jones (Jack Rodwell 56 '), Scott Parker (Kyle Walker 85'), Frank Lampard (Garreth Barry 57 '), Theo Walcott (Stewart Downing 45 '), James Milner (Adam Johnson 76'), Darren Bent (Danny Welbeck 64 ')
Spain: Iker Casillas (Pepe Reina 45 '), Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos (Carles Puyol 74'), Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Xavi (Cesc Fabregas 45 '), Sergio Busquets (Fernando Torres 64'), Xabi Alonso, Andres Iniesta, David Silva (Juan Mata 45 '), David Villa