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England - Brazil
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England end 23-year wait to beat Brazil

Published: Wednesday 6 February 2013, 22.25CET
England 2-1 Brazil
The home team got the better of their opponents for the first time since 1990 thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.
England end 23-year wait to beat Brazil
England's Frank Lampard celebrates his winner ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 6 February 2013, 22.25CET

England end 23-year wait to beat Brazil

England 2-1 Brazil
The home team got the better of their opponents for the first time since 1990 thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.

Goals in either half from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard steered England to an impressive 2-1 victory against Brazil at Wembley. 

With England having failed to overcome the Seleção since a 1-0 friendly success in March 1990, Rooney led the charge to exorcise the demons, breaking the deadlock in the 27th minute after Ronaldinho had been thwarted from the spot. Substitute Fred restored parity after the break, before Lampard made his own impact from the bench on the hour mark. 

On an evening when England defender Ashley Cole won his 100th cap, Brazil centurion Ronaldinho might have stolen the headlines but his 19th-minute penalty was repelled by Joe Hart, and as the former FC Barcelona midfielder pounced to turn in the rebound, the goalkeeper clawed the ball to safety.  

With that reprieve, the hosts stepped up a gear as Jack Wilshere's insightful pass freed Theo Walcott, and when his low drive was palmed away by Júlio César, Rooney slotted in. Luiz Felipe Scolari's first game in charge of Brazil since 2002 should arguably have yielded a first-half equaliser yet Neymar spooned over from Oscar's centre. 

So often assured, England became architects of their own downfall four minutes after the restart. Gary Cahill surrendered possession, allowing Fred to arrow a shot into the corner, and the same player clipped the bar shortly after. Roy Hodgson's side's response was spirited, though, with Rooney pick-pocketing Paulinho and teeing up Lampard, who won the game – part of the celebrations marking the Football Association's (FA) 150th anniversary – with a sumptuous finish. 

Last updated: 07/02/13 9.59CET

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Lineups

England

England

Brazil

Brazil

1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
1
Júlio CésarJúlio César (GK)
2
G. JohnsonGlen Johnson
2
Daniel AlvesDaniel Alves
3
CahillGary Cahill
3
David LuizDavid Luiz (C)
Substitution79
4
SmallingChris Smalling
4
DanteDante
5
A. ColeAshley Cole
Substitution46
5
AdrianoAdriano
Substitution70
6
GerrardSteven Gerrard (C)
6
Paulinho Paulinho
Substitution62
7
CleverleyTom Cleverley
Substitution46
7
RamiresRamires
Substitution46
8
WilshereJack Wilshere
8
RonaldinhoRonaldinho
 19
Substitution46
9
WalcottTheo Walcott
Substitution76
9
NeymarNeymar
10
RooneyWayne Rooney
Goal26
10
OscarOscar
11
WelbeckDanny Welbeck
Substitution61
11
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
Substitution46

Substitutes

12
LampardFrank Lampard
Substitution46
Goal60
12
AroucaArouca
Substitution46
13
BainesLeighton Baines
Substitution46
13
FredFred
Substitution46
Goal48
14
MilnerJames Milner
Substitution61
14
LucasLucas
Substitution46
15
LennonAaron Lennon
Substitution76
15
JeanJean
Substitution62
16
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
Substitution70
17
Miranda                                           Miranda
Substitution79

Coach

Roy Hodgson (ENG) Luiz Felipe Scolari (BRA)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Tiago Trigo (POR)

Fourth official

Duarte Gomes (POR)

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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