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Hosts Sweden send England packing

Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 15.13CET
Sweden 2-1 England
Thomas Brolin delivered the killer blow as the hosts finished top of Group A and sent England home.
Hosts Sweden send England packing
Tomas Brolin scored Sweden's winner against England ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwedenEngland

Goals scored2
 
1
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 12:09 CET

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Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 15.13CET

Hosts Sweden send England packing

Sweden 2-1 England
Thomas Brolin delivered the killer blow as the hosts finished top of Group A and sent England home.

Thomas Brolin struck eight minutes from time to bring the curtain down on an ill-fated England campaign and send EURO '92 hosts Sweden through to the semi-finals as Group A winners.

England needed at least a high-scoring draw but more plausibly a win to get through, and had a dream start as David Platt fire in after just four minutes. However, Tommy Svensson's side were transformed after the interval, and Jan Eriksson headed them level before Brolin finished the job, beating Chris Woods after a defence-splitting attacking move.

Deployed as a makeshift right-back, David Batty played a role in England's opener, nodding the ball down for Gary Lineker, whose cross was dispatched – however awkwardly – into Thomas Ravelli's net by Platt. Platt had now scored England's last four goals, spread over five matches. Tony Daley, Andy Sinton and Platt had further first-half chances, but could not find another goal to ease manager Graham Taylor's nerves.

Svensson would say "the second half was the best I have seen Sweden play for years", with substitute Johnny Ekström's running epitomising the rising pressure on the visitors. Although they had presumably seen Sweden's goal against France, England failed to pick up Jan Eriksson as he ran in to head in Klas Ingesson's corner from the left, and Taylor then took off his captain, Lineker, in what proved to be his final international game.

The path was open for Sweden to seal their qualification with a goal that emphasised the gulf between the teams, Brolin playing one-twos with Ingesson and Martin Dahlin before clipping the ball high past Woods.

Last updated: 24/01/12 13.13CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

England

England

1
RavelliThomas Ravelli
1
WoodsChris Woods
2
NilssonRoland Nilsson
3
PearceStuart Pearce
3
ErikssonJan Eriksson
Goal51
4
KeownMartin Keown
4
Patrik AnderssonPatrik Andersson
Yellow Card43
5
WalkerDes Walker
5
BjörklundJoachim Björklund
Yellow Card70
7
PlattDavid Platt
Goal4
6
SchwarzStefan Schwarz
Yellow Card69
10
LinekerGary Lineker (C)
Substitution62
7
IngessonKlas Ingesson
11
SintonAndy Sinton
Substitution76
9
ThernJonas Magnus Thern (C)
12
PalmerCarlton Palmer
10
LimparAnders Limpar
Substitution45
15
WebbNeil Webb
Yellow Card81
11
BrolinTomas Brolin
Goal82
18
DaleyTony Daley
Yellow Card10
17
DahlinMartin Dahlin
19
BattyDavid Batty

Substitutes

8
RehnStefan Rehn
2
CurleKeith Curle
12
ErikssonLars Eriksson
8
StevenTrevor Steven
13
NilssonMikael Nilsson
13
MartynNigel Martyn
14
ErlingmarkMagnus Erlingmark
14
DorigoTony Dorigo
15
JanssonJan Jansson
16
MersonPaul Merson
Substitution76
16
AnderssonKennet Andersson
17
SmithAlan Smith
Substitution62
18
LjungRoger Ljung
20
ShearerAlan Shearer
19
NilssonJoakim Nilsson
20
EkströmJohnny Ekström
Substitution45

Coach

Tommy Svensson (SWE) Graham Taylor (ENG)

Referee

José Rosa Dos Santos (POR)

Assistant referees

Valdemar Aguiar Pinto Lopes (POR), Antonio Guedes Gomes De Carvalho (POR)

Fourth official

Jorge Emanuel Monteiro Coroado (POR)

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