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Watched at wembley 1st time I've been gr8 game. i thought we controlled it. Most brazil chances we handed them gr8 finish from FL, JW & SG superb in midfield. Hope for the future with good performances from everyone bar a few mistakes. looking forward to some more of the same :)
England - ignore the begrudgers. A good victory by a good team. Let's see more of this stuff and we'll be world-beaters again....
673.Harry Grout Hart 6 7 good pen save distribution offJohnson 8 agree good gameCole 6 agree night got to him?Cahill 6 7 apart from mistake OKSmalling 6 5 Didnt look happy on left sideGerrard 7 ..agreedWilshere 9 8 good gameCleverley 7 agreed Walcott - 8 agreedWelbeck - 4 6 played out of position Rooney - 8 agreedSubs - Milner 5, Baines 7, Lampard 7, Lennon 5. Lampard 8
639.Eduard_Streltsov_Ghost What a total balloon, Smalling & Cahill were poor, because they are sub standard at top international level, not because of the keeper. I am not a major fan of Joe Hart, he is too cocky by far, but his second reflex save from the pen was exceptional. Please watch the game, stop spouting rubbish, Tom anonymous Cleverley did not even get a touch on the ball. di facto.
Out of 10Hart - 6Johnson - 8Cole -6 Cahill - 6Smalling - 6Gerrard - 7Wilshere - 9Cleverley - 7Walcott - 8Welbeck - 4Rooney - 8Subs - Milner 5, Baines 7, Lampard 7, Lennon 5.Good performance but a few too many schoolboy blunders in areas where losing the ball gets you slaughtered.
Comments on the Australian doping scandal are closed at 172, whereas these are still open at 670+. Why?
@670 I disagree. The problem is that the media whip up a frenzy about how well we're going to do, then we flop.Compare with Germany in WC2010, written off by their media so not scared of disappointing, so just went out and played without the burden of fear.We English are not self-loathing but,if anything, unrealistic in our expectations. Last night we played great stuff, no hype needed.
#669 "No wonder we're such a hated nation. We don't even like ourselves."Nailed it mate. Deep down, England does not expect to win a World Cup or Euros because the nation rather enjoys a good moan and self-loathing.
So if we win if means nothing?If we lose we're rubbish?No wonder we're such a hated nation. We don't even like ourselves.
Almost didn't bother watching the match because England have been rubbish for years,but it was ace watching them play without fear for once.Walcott was brilliant running at them and getting round his man, ages since England player did that.Nonsense about Brazil being poor, if they had converted their chances they would have won.We must play like this every game - even if we lose
What a farce these penalties are. Solution. Ball to Hand with shot on goal. Direct free kick. Ball to hand with pass in penalty area. Indirect Free Kick. Deliberate handball. Penalty.Simple!!!
England beat possibly the worst Brazilian team in a long time so this was an even match line up.
First England match I've attended since we beat Spain last year.Ultimately, the job needs to be done well in a competitive match rather than a friendly, but to be fair this was very encouraging.Joe Hart's early penalty save possibly helped the team believe it was their night, but overall the level of enterprising play exhibited was heartening.Believe enough and anything's possible.
660....yeah right......lol.Brazil are Brazil. We beat them in a game they probably wanted to win. No ones getting carried away with it though.It was good to see England play how we know they can play. We have had some class players down the years that just haven't performed at international level. Great to see them play like that last night even if we had lost.
Apologies, watched match on ferry. For me we need to recognise Hart in the pundit commentaries. A GR8 game JH, some of your defending/keeping was on an upper level. Inspred, reactive, ballsy! McNulty; Hart is a show-stopper; stop being romanced by Rooney, Gerrard and Lampard, GR8 tho they are.
@642 blue chicoAdam Johnson. Real talent. He's the boy.
@658Spain yes,,Argentina yes,Germany yes.Uruguay not for me.Brazil yes in a World CupItaly yes also.All other teams we shouldn't be scared of.
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