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England lie in wait for Wales

Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 1.00CET
With one win in England since 1936, Wales have it all to do against an English side out to complete a Group G double over their neighbours and move closer to UEFA EURO 2012.
England lie in wait for Wales
Ashley Young (left) set up England's second goal in their 2-0 win in Cardiff ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

EnglandWales

Goals scored17
 
6
Total attempts97
 
74
Attempts on target38
 
26
Attempts off target45
 
46
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
1
Corners43
 
34
Offsides23
 
20
Yellow cards13
 
16
Red Cards1
 
1
Fouls committed97
 
108
Fouls suffered112
 
96
 
Published: Sunday 31 July 2011, 1.00CET

England lie in wait for Wales

With one win in England since 1936, Wales have it all to do against an English side out to complete a Group G double over their neighbours and move closer to UEFA EURO 2012.

Fabio Capello's England will hope their 101st meeting with Wales will propel them closer to the finals of UEFA EURO 2012 as the neighbours meet in Group G.

• Frank Lampard put away an early penalty and Darren Bent doubled the lead after 15 minutes as Gary Speed's Wales offered England little resistance in the teams' first Group G encounter on 26 March.

• In their previous 100 games against Wales, England's record is W65 D21 L14 (W33 D9 L8 at home).

• When the nations last squared off in 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying, Speed was in the Wales side beaten 2-0 at Old Trafford on 9 October 2004, the goals coming from Lampard and David Beckham. Joe Cole earned the visitors a 1-0 victory in the return fixture in Cardiff on 3 September 2005.

• Wales have lost six and drawn one against England since a 4-1 home international win against their neigbours on 17 May 1980. Mickey Thomas, Ian Walsh and Leighton James all struck after Paul Mariner had put England ahead, with Phil Thompson's late own goal compounding the visitors' misery.

• Wales have drawn two and lost two of their four games in England since a 1-0 win on 31 May 1977. Leighton James' penalty in that game secured Wales their first away success against the English in 17 visits since 1936.

Last updated: 05/09/11 18.34CET

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