The official website for European football

Speed of the essence as Wales host England

Published: Monday 10 January 2011, 21.00CET
After replacing John Toshack, Gary Speed will be looking for a fast start to his competitive tenure at the Wales helm as neighbours England hove into view in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group G.
Speed of the essence as Wales host England
New Wales manager Gary Speed ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

WalesEngland

Goals scored6
 
17
Total attempts74
 
97
Attempts on target26
 
38
Attempts off target46
 
45
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork1
 
1
Corners34
 
43
Offsides20
 
23
Yellow cards16
 
13
Red Cards1
 
1
Fouls committed108
 
97
Fouls suffered96
 
112
 
Published: Monday 10 January 2011, 21.00CET

Speed of the essence as Wales host England

After replacing John Toshack, Gary Speed will be looking for a fast start to his competitive tenure at the Wales helm as neighbours England hove into view in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group G.

After replacing John Toshack, Gary Speed will be looking for a dream start to his competitive tenure as Wales manager as neighbours England hove into view in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group G.

Match background
• Wales and England will be meeting for the 101st time. In their previous 100 games against England, Wales's record is W15 D21 L64 (W6 D12 L30 at home).

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

• Wales have won two of their last four home games against England, albeit losing the other two 1-0. Mark Hughes scored on his senior debut to secure a 1-0 home international success in the most recent of those triumphs in Wrexham on 2 May 1984.

• More impressive was Wales's 4-1 home international win 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 yet to pick up a point in Group G, while England are second in the section, three points adrift of surprise leaders Montenegro.

Last updated: 03/02/11 14.12CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/news/newsid=1515673.html#speed+starts+with+england

  • © 1998-2013 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.