Tournament News

US sneak late goal to top group

2010-06-23 18:09

Pretoria - Landon Donovan scored in injury time as the United States advanced to the round of 16 at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria.

England joined the United States in the next round from Group C with a 1-0 win over Slovenia.

The Americans missed two earlier chances on Wednesday.

TV replays appeared to show Clint Dempsey to be onside when he tapped into the net from close range after being fed by Herculez Gomez in the 21st minute. Dempsey hit the post in the 57th and missed the rebound.

Rafik Djebbour went close to scoring Algeria's first tournament goal in the 6th, with the striker's shot hitting the crossbar after US defender Jay DeMerit failed to clear a long ball.

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