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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

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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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