Euro 2016: Late Russia Goal Pegs Back England

Euro 2016: Late Russia Goal Pegs Back England

England’s long wait for a first ever opening game win at the European Championship continued after they were forced to a 1-1 draw by Russia in Group B second game at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on Saturday.

England opended scoring through Tottenham’s Eric Dier well taken free-kick.


But in the final minute of added time, Vasili Berezutski drew Russia level.

England came the closest to opening the first goal in the seventh minute after Lallana latched on to the ball from close range but Akinfeev parried away.

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In the 12th minute, England came close again through Chris Smalling whose header off a corner went straight to Igor Akinfeev.

Adam Lallana failed to find the target on 23 minutes off a cutback as he dragged an angled shot wide.

In the 34th minute Akinfeev punched away a Rooney strike from the edge of the box.

England won a free-kick on the edge of the 18-yard box after Kane was fouled but Wayne Rooney’s attempt ended on top of the roof of the net.

Dier almost headed into his own net on 59 minutes but Joe Hart tipped the goal bound effort over the bar for a corner.

Rooney had a chance to score in the 70th minute from the edge of the box, hitting a low shot which Akinfeev palmed against the post.

Dier made England’s dominance count on 70 minutes, hitting a free-kick over the Russian wall after Alli was fouled on the edge.

England made their first change on 78 minutes, bringing on Wilshere for Rooney.

Lallana attempted a long range shot in the 79th minute but his effort went over the bar.

Raheem Sterling had the ball in the net on 82 minutes after good play from Wilshere but it was ruled out for offside.

England won a free-kick close the Russian box in the 85th minute whick Kane blazed over the bar.

James Milner was introduced for Sterling in the 87th minute for England’s second substitution.

And in the 92nd minute, Berezutski out-jumped Rose to head in a cross to end the game 1-1.

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