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USSR go through to leave England point-less

Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 14.16CET
England 1-3 USSR
Needing victory to be sure of their place in the semi-finals, the Soviet Union bounced back from Tony Adams' equaliser to leave England without a point.
USSR go through to leave England point-less
Oleksiy Mykhailychenko scored the USSR's second against England ©Getty Images

Match statistics

EnglandUSSR

Goals scored1
 
3
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 12:08 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 14.16CET

USSR go through to leave England point-less

England 1-3 USSR
Needing victory to be sure of their place in the semi-finals, the Soviet Union bounced back from Tony Adams' equaliser to leave England without a point.

The Soviet Union beat England 3-1 to progress to the semi-finals and leave Bobby Robson's team without a point to their name.

Any chance England – already eliminated – had of heading home with at least some degree of consolation was ended in only the third minute, when Sergei Aleinikov put the USSR in front. Though Tony Adams drew England level, a goal in either half from Oleksiy Mykhailychenko and Viktor Pasulko was enough for Valeriy Lobanovskiy's team to reach the last four once again.

Their cause was helped no end when Glenn Hoddle was easily dispossessed early on, Aleinikov surging through the middle and turning sharply before finishing past Chris Woods. Hoddle helped to make amends on 16 minutes, whipping in a free-kick which Tony Adams met with a bullet header.

Each team was subsequently denied by the woodwork, Trevor Steven for England and Oleh Protasov for the USSR, before Mykhailychenko made a perfectly timed run into the penalty area and headed in Ihor Belanov's cross. Pasulko finished from close range to make it three, completing a miserable tournament for England while leaving the USSR in buoyant mood ahead of the semi-finals.

Last updated: 07/05/14 1.30CET

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Lineups

England

England

USSR

USSR

13
WoodsChris Woods
1
DasayevRinat Dasayev (C)
2
StevensGary Stevens
2
BezsonovVolodymyr Bezsonov
3
SansomKenny Sansom
3
KhidiyatullinVagiz Khidiyatullin
5
WatsonDave Watson
4
KuznetsovOleh Kuznetsov
6
AdamsTony Adams
Goal16
6
RatsVasiliy Rats
7
RobsonBryan Robson (C)
7
AleinikovSergei Aleinikov
Goal3
8
StevenTrevor Steven
8
LytovchenkoGennadiy Lytovchenko
15
McMahonSteve McMahon
Substitution54
9
ZavarovOlexandr Zavarov
Substitution85
17
HoddleGlenn Hoddle
10
ProtasovOleh Protasov
Yellow Card42
10
LinekerGary Lineker
Substitution69
11
BelanovIhor Belanov
Substitution44
11
BarnesJohn Barnes
15
MykhailychenkoOleksiy Mykhailychenko
Goal28

Substitutes

1
ShiltonPeter Shilton
5
DemianenkoAnatoliy Demianenko
4
WebbNeil Webb
Substitution54
16
ChanovViktor Chanov
9
BeardsleyPeter Beardsley
18
GotsmanovSergei Gotsmanov
Substitution85
14
AndersonViv Anderson
19
BaltachaSerhiy Baltacha
18
HateleyMark Hateley
Substitution69
20
PasulkoViktor Pasulko
Substitution44
Goal73

Coach

Bobby Robson (ENG) Valeriy Lobanovskiy (UKR)

Referee

José Rosa Dos Santos (POR)

Assistant referees

Jose Francisco Conceicao Silva (POR), Fortunato Alves De Azevedo (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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