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England hit high notes to down Dutch

Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 11.00CET
Netherlands 1-4 England
England produced a thrilling display to reach the last eight in style, the Dutch also progressing but only thanks to Patrick Kluivert's late intervention.
England hit high notes to down Dutch
Teddy Sheringham applauds after England's resounding win ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NetherlandsEngland

Goals scored1
 
4
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 12:10 CET

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Published: Monday 6 October 2003, 11.00CET

England hit high notes to down Dutch

Netherlands 1-4 England
England produced a thrilling display to reach the last eight in style, the Dutch also progressing but only thanks to Patrick Kluivert's late intervention.

England produced one of their most thrilling performances in years to ensure a stylish route through to the quarter-finals, while the Netherlands also did just enough to reach the last eight.

A draw would have been sufficient for both teams to progress but Terry Venables' charges rarely looked prepared to settle for such an outcome in front of an expectant Wembley crowd. Though they had only Alan Shearer's penalty to show for their first-half efforts, England did not neglect their duty to entertain after the interval, Teddy Sheringham scoring either side of Shearer's second during a memorable 11-minute spell which lit up the hosts' tournament.

Such a sensational display might never have been had the Dutch taken one of a host of first-half opportunities, Clarence Seedorf, Aron Winter and Dennis Bergkamp all culpable of spurning presentable openings. Shearer was not so profligate after Danny Blind had felled Paul Ince, finishing from the spot to maintain his goal-a-game sequence at the finals.

It was not until after the restart that the floodgates opened, however, Sheringham showing characteristic aerial prowess to sneak Paul Gascoigne's corner in at the far post. The same two players were again involved in the third, Gascoigne bursting down the left before passing inside to Sheringham, whose delightful lay-off was met by a thunderous Shearer finish.

Sheringham made it four when he clipped in the rebound after Darren Anderton's deflected shot was parried by Edwin van der Sar; with Scotland leading Switzerland 1-0 at Villa Park, the Dutch were suddenly on the brink of elimination.

Patrick Kluivert came off the bench to perform a dramatic rescue act, finding a way past David Seaman with 12 minutes left to send the Orange through ahead of the Scots on goal difference. Guus Hiddink's team were not celebrating, however – they had been outplayed by an England team now brimming with momentum.

Last updated: 23/01/12 9.17CET

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Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

England

England

1
Van der SarEdwin van der Sar (GK)
1
SeamanDavid Seaman (GK)
2
ReizigerMichael Reiziger
2
G. NevilleGary Neville
3
BlindDanny Blind (C)
Yellow Card23
3
PearceStuart Pearce
4
SeedorfClarence Seedorf
4
IncePaul Ince
Yellow Card43
Substitution68
6
R. de BoerRonald de Boer
Substitution73
5
AdamsTony Adams (C)
10
BergkampDennis Bergkamp
Yellow Card67
6
SouthgateGareth Southgate
Yellow Card90
11
HoekstraPeter Hoekstra
Substitution72
8
GascoignePaul Gascoigne
12
WinterAron Winter
Yellow Card18
9
ShearerAlan Shearer
Goal23
Goal57
Substitution76
14
WitschgeRichard Witschge
Substitution46
10
SheringhamTeddy Sheringham
Yellow Card41
Goal51
Goal62
Substitution77
15
BogardeWinston Bogarde
11
AndertonDarren Anderton
17
CruyffJordi Cruyff
17
McManamanSteve McManaman

Substitutes

5
StamJaap Stam
7
PlattDavid Platt
Substitution68
7
TaumentGaston Taument
13
FlowersTim Flowers (GK)
9
KluivertPatrick Kluivert
Substitution72
Goal78
14
BarmbyNick Barmby
Substitution76
13
NumanArthur Numan
16
CampbellSol Campbell
16
de GoeyEd de Goey (GK)
18
L. FerdinandLes Ferdinand
18
de KockJohan de Kock
Substitution46
19
P. NevillePhil Neville
19
MulderYouri Mulder
20
StoneSteve Stone
20
CocuPhillip Cocu
Substitution73
21
FowlerRobbie Fowler
Substitution77
21
HespRuud Hesp (GK)
22
WalkerIan Walker (GK)
22
VeldmanJohn Veldman

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Terry Venables (ENG)

Referee

Gerd Grabher (AUT)

Assistant referees

Egon Bereuter (AUT), Manfred Zeiszer (AUT)

Fourth official

Günter Benkö (AUT)

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