Sturridge sinks Portugal and keeps England alive

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 1.45CET
Portugal 0-1 England
Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal to eliminate the home team and move England closer to Group 9 leaders Greece.
Sturridge sinks Portugal and keeps England alive
Daniel Sturridge scored England's winner ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

PortugalEngland

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts3
 
1
Attempts off target7
 
4
Corners6
 
4
Fouls committed16
 
9

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Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 1.45CET

Sturridge sinks Portugal and keeps England alive

Portugal 0-1 England
Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal to eliminate the home team and move England closer to Group 9 leaders Greece.

Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal as England eliminated Portugal and moved to within two points of Group 9 leaders Greece.

UEFA European Under-21 Championship finalists in 2009, England travelled to Barcelos needing a victory to stand a chance of winning the section. They did just that as the Chelsea FC striker chipped in the only goal, although Greece only need a point in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Saturday to seal top spot ahead of England's concluding game against Lithuania on Tuesday.

Tom Cleverley was the architect of England's goal. The midfielder collected possession after it had been lost by André Santos and threaded a pass through the home defence to Sturridge, who flicked the ball over Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patrício.

Danny Rose and Bebé, the Portugal striker who recently moved to Manchester United FC, then traded shots on goal but the better chances went the way of Stuart Pearce's visitors – Sturridge and substitute Nathan Delfouneso missing the easiest of them late on.

Last updated: 03/09/10 20.43CET

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Lineup

Portugal

Portugal

England

England

1Rui Patrício (GK)1Frank Fielding (GK)
Yellow Card24'
2Fábio Faria2Kyle Walker
3André Pinto3Ryan Bertrand
Yellow Card84'
4Daniel Carriço (C)4Michael Mancienne (C)
Substitution74'
5David Simão
Substitution59'
5Chris Smalling
6André Santos6Phil Jones
8André Castro7Thomas Cleverley
11Bruno Pereirinha8Jordan Henderson
16Bebé9Daniel Welbeck
Substitution84'
17Ukra10Daniel Sturridge
Goal32'
Substitution90+2'
18João Gonçalves
Yellow Card76'
Substitution78'
11Danny Rose

Substitutes

12Ventura (GK)13Jason Steele (GK)
7Candeias12Martin Kelly
9Yazalde
Substitution59'
14Marc Albrighton
10Rui Pedro15Jack Cork
Substitution84'
13Bura16Jack Wilshere
14João Silva
Substitution78'
Yellow Card80'
17Fabrice Muamba
Substitution74'
15Pedro Moreira18Nathan Delfouneso
Substitution90+2'

Coach

Oceano da Cruz (POR) Stuart Pearce (ENG)

Referee

Michael Lerjeus (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Vesterholm (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Strömbergson (SWE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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