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Pavlyuchenko pounces to rally Russia

Published: Thursday 18 October 2007, 0.42CET
Russia 2-1 England
Substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko struck twice on his club ground to put Russia's fate into their own hands.
Pavlyuchenko pounces to rally Russia
Roman Pavlyuchenko celebrates equalising ©Getty Images

Match statistics

RussiaEngland

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
4
Corners9
 
8
Fouls committed15
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 18 October 2007, 0.42CET

Pavlyuchenko pounces to rally Russia

Russia 2-1 England
Substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko struck twice on his club ground to put Russia's fate into their own hands.

Russia substitute Roman Pavlyuchenko struck twice on his club ground to put his country's UEFA EURO 2008™ fate in their own hands with a dramatic comeback victory against England.

Pavlyuchenko heroics
The visitors led just before the half-hour through a Wayne Rooney volley, and looked good for the win that would have secured qualification for both themselves and Croatia from Group E. But FC Spartak Moksva forward Roman Pavlyuchenko was brought on early in the second half and equalised with a penalty before scoring again four minutes later to the delight of the Luzhniki Stadium fans.

England ahead
Konstantin Zyrianov had forced Paul Robinson into a save on 25 minutes, the goalkeeper tipping his shot on to the post, and that proved valuable as just before the half-hour a Micah Richards clearance was flicked on by Michael Owen and Rooney, just onside, lifted the ball above Vladimir Gabulov and in. As Russia searched for a swift equaliser, Yuri Zhirkov sent away Igor Semshov but Joe Cole dashed back to make a sliding challenge.

Substitutions
Dmitri Torbinskiy, used to the artificial surface from his club games with Spartak, was a half-time introduction, but England came close to doubling the lead when Gareth Barry's cross fell to the unmarked Steven Gerrard yet the stand-in captain sliced his volley wide. Coach Guus Hiddink introduced the other available Spartak player, Pavlyuchenko, and Russia started to attack, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov being denied by a Sol Campbell tackle after a one-two with Andrei Arshavin.

Turnaround
The equaliser then arrived as Rooney tripped Zyrianov just inside the box and Pavlyuchenko's penalty was too strong for Robinson. Four minutes later Pavlyuchenko struck again, first to the rebound after Robinson had saved Arshavin's shot. Shaun Wright-Phillips nearly managed a quick leveller, but he was kept out and Russia held on. Wins in Israel and Andorra next month would take Russia through, even if England defeat Croatia on 21 November.

Last updated: 18/10/07 10.26CET

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Lineups

Russia

Russia

England

England

30
GabulovVladimir Gabulov (GK)
1
RobinsonPaul Robinson (GK)
27
A. BerezutskiAleksei Berezutski
2
RichardsMicah Richards
5
IgnashevichSergei Ignashevich
5
FerdinandRio Ferdinand
Yellow Card58
2
V. BerezutskiVasili Berezutski
Yellow Card14
Substitution46
6
CampbellSol Campbell
22
AnyukovAleksandr Anyukov
3
LescottJoleon Lescott
Substitution79
17
ZyryanovKonstantin Zyryanov
8
Wright-PhillipsShaun Wright-Phillips
Substitution80
20
SemshovIgor Semshov
4
GerrardSteven Gerrard (C)
15
BilyaletdinovDiniyar Bilyaletdinov
7
BarryGareth Barry
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
11
J. ColeJoe Cole
Substitution80
10
ArshavinAndrey Arshavin (C)
Substitution90
9
RooneyWayne Rooney
Goal29
Yellow Card69
11
KerzhakovAleksandr Kerzhakov
Substitution58
10
OwenMichael Owen

Substitutes

16
MalafeevVyacheslav Malafeev (GK)
13
JamesDavid James (GK)
7
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
Substitution46
12
ShoreyNicky Shorey
13
PogrebnyakPavel Pogrebnyak
14
YoungLuke Young
14
ShirokovRoman Shirokov
15
LampardFrank Lampard
Substitution79
25
KolodinDenis Kolodin
Substitution90
16
P. NevillePhil Neville
26
SychevDmitri Sychev
17
DowningStewart Downing
Substitution80
19
PavlyuchenkoRoman Pavlyuchenko
Substitution58
Goal69
Goal73
Yellow Card74
18
CrouchPeter Crouch
Substitution80

Coach

Guus Hiddink (NED) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Victoriano Giraldez Carrasco (ESP), Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)

Fourth official

Antonio Rubinos Pérez (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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