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England qualify, Montenegro in play-offs

Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 23.16CET
Montenegro 2-2 England
England are sure of a finals berth, but Andrija Delibašić's late equaliser means that Montenegro are guaranteed second place and a crack at the play-offs.
England qualify, Montenegro in play-offs
Andrija Delibašić headed a late equaliser to earn Montenegro a play-off spot ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MontenegroEngland

Goals scored2
 
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts9
 
10
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
2
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
8
Offsides2
 
5
Yellow cards5
 
0
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed16
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
15

Standings

Last updated: 13/02/2013 10:53 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Friday 7 October 2011, 23.16CET

England qualify, Montenegro in play-offs

Montenegro 2-2 England
England are sure of a finals berth, but Andrija Delibašić's late equaliser means that Montenegro are guaranteed second place and a crack at the play-offs.

Ten-man England secured top spot in Group G and automatic qualification for UEFA EURO 2012 despite being pegged back to a 2-2 draw in Montenegro, substitute Andrija Delibašić heading a last-gasp equaliser to earn the hosts a play-off spot.

Ashley Young turned home Theo Walcott's cross at the back post 11 minutes in to put England in front and Darren Bent tapped in to double the lead 20 minutes later. On the stroke of half-time, Elsad Zverotić got his side back into it, and Wayne Rooney was dismissed before Delibašić nodded in the leveller in added time.

Needing just a point to seal a finals place, England started on the front foot; Rooney released Walcott on the right, with the Arsenal FC winger teeing up Young to head his fourth international goal from close range. Goalscorer turned provider for the second, Young surging into the area and playing Bent in for a simple finish despite having only had Mladen Božović to beat.

Montenegro rallied, though, and Zverotić collected Fatos Beqiraj's ball from the right, with his deflected shot wrong-footing Joe Hart in the England goal.

GNK Dinamo Zagreb wide man Beqiraj almost got the equaliser just after the break with a low left-footed shot, before Rooney's dismissal for a foul on Miodrag Džudović with 15 minutes to go prompted Montenegro to redouble their efforts.

The home side seemed destined to be heading to Switzerland on the final day still needing a point, but Stefan Savić's cross in the dying moments found Delibašić, who had been on the pitch for 11 minutes, and he headed in a historic goal to secure second spot.

Last updated: 08/10/11 0.32CET

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Lineups

Montenegro

Montenegro

England

England

1
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
6
KašćelanMladen Kašćelan
Substitution46
2
JonesPhil Jones
7
VukčevićSimon Vukčević
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
8
JovetićStevan Jovetić
Yellow Card88
4
ParkerScott Parker
9
VučinićMirko Vučinić (C)
Yellow Card90+2
5
CahillGary Cahill
11
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
Substitution64
6
TerryJohn Terry (C)
15
PekovićMilorad Peković
Yellow Card90+1
7
WalcottTheo Walcott
Substitution76
17
ZverotićElsad Zverotić
Goal45
8
BarryGareth Barry
19
V. BožovićVladimir Božović
Substitution80
9
BentDarren Bent
Goal31
Substitution65
20
DžudovićMiodrag Džudović
10
RooneyWayne Rooney
Red Card74
21
SavićStefan Savić
11
YoungAshley Young
Goal11
Substitution60

Substitutes

12
BlažićSrdjan Blažić (GK)
12
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
4
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Substitution46
Yellow Card60
13
JagielkaPhil Jagielka
5
BatakRadoslav Batak
14
BainesLeighton Baines
10
DjalovićRadomir Djalović
15
LampardFrank Lampard
Substitution65
14
DamjanovićDejan Damjanović
Substitution64
16
DowningStewart Downing
Substitution60
18
ĆetkovićMarko Ćetković
17
WelbeckDanny Welbeck
Substitution76
23
DelibašićAndrija Delibašić
Substitution80
Yellow Card90+1
Goal90+1
18
ZamoraBobby Zamora

Coach

Branko Brnović (MNE) Fabio Capello (ITA)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Mike Pickel (GER)

Fourth official

Peter Sippel (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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