Gerrard salvages England win

2010-08-11 23:18

Wembley - Captain Steven Gerrard rescued England from a post-World Cup embarrassment against Hungary, scoring twice in five minutes to salvage a 2-1 victory in a friendly on Wednesday.

England were booed from the start by fans venting their anger at the team's second-round World Cup exit.

The jeers only increased when the team fell behind in the 63rd minute.

Phil Jagielka, though, was wrongly adjudged to have turned the ball into his own net. The ball appeared to have failed to cross the line, reviving memories of Frank Lampard's disallowed goal in the 4-1 loss to Germany in June.

But Gerrard blasted in an equaliser six minutes later from 25m and then danced round three defenders to hit a match-winning second in the 73rd.


  • Bob - 2010-08-12 03:47

    Steve Gerrard Gerrard He can pass it forty yards So much better than Frank Lampard

  • REALITY - 2010-08-12 07:12

    Now the English media will place this country as the favourite for Euro 2012.

  • ShAyA - 2010-08-12 07:46

    Captain Fantastic does it again..hope he can carry this form in the league where it matter most

  • RoerNie! - 2010-08-12 08:43

    Sure , the 'inventors' of the game have lost it. You look at the sour faces of Gerrard, Lampard, to name but a few and the mean expression on Rooney's face - you dont want to meet that guy in a dark alley, least at 05:00a.m. - not to get splashed upon. No smiles, no fun - must be a must-do exercise for the country which is pretty non-profitable compared to their + 100.000 weekly 'incomes'. Now, will they sack the other sour face Capello after he had the audacity to eventually shut the door on grandfather Beckham, the national icon for soccer, underwear and aftershaves.... oh, sorry, and for his taste for women.... ? English soccer - 30 years ago ! Please come back!

  • Shankly's Kin - 2010-08-12 13:10

    He keeps on praising Joe Cole about being just as good as Messi, but his 2nd last night proved his got the same skill as well. I still dunno how they picked Rio Ferdinand over him for Captain.

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