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Janko double denies England

Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.31CET
England 1-2 Austria Marc Janko inspired Austria to a stunning second-half comeback to deny earned England top spot in Group 6.
by John Atkin
Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.31CET

Janko double denies England

England 1-2 Austria Marc Janko inspired Austria to a stunning second-half comeback to deny earned England top spot in Group 6.

Marc Janko was in inspired form, scoring twice as Austria earned a battling victory over England at Elland Road to end Peter Taylor's side's hopes of finishing top of UEFA Under-21 European Championship qualifying Group 6.

Second-half comeback
The SV Salzburg striker had a memorable second half, menacing the England back line and forcing England goalkeeper Scott Carson into a number of full-length saves. He cancelled out Carlton Cole's goal on 56 minutes, converting a low cross, before drilling home what proved to be the winner with 14 minutes remaining.

Cole header
It was a remarkable turnaround for the visitors, after they spent much of the first period penned inside their own half. It came as little surprise when England broke the deadlock on 18 minutes, after James Milner cut in from the left flank and drifted a pin-point cross onto the head of Cole who applied a clinical finish.

Missed chances
The pair almost worked a carbon copy on 35 minutes, but Cole's effort glanced off the head of an Austrian defender at the expense of a corner. The effort sparked a flurry of goalline activity, with the resulting corner eventually swung into the far post where the unmarked Michael Dawson directed an awkward header over the crossbar.

Perfect riposte
Austria almost provided the perfect riposte, launching a breathtaking counterattack that ended with György Garics crashing a header against the crossbar. England quickly rediscovered their shape and Cole and Milner both had decent headers before the visitors equalised against the run of play.

Janko joy
After Cole had a goal disallowed for offside, Janko then took centre-stage, twice forcing good saves out of Carson, before calmly slotting home the winner late on after the Coventry FC keeper could only parry into his path. The result confirmed Germany as Group 6 winners, while England qualify for the play-offs only from second place.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.04CET

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Lineups

England

England

Austria

Austria

1
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
1
ÖzcanRamazan Özcan (GK)
2
TaylorSteven Taylor
2
SonnleitnerMario Sonnleitner
3
BainesLeighton Baines
3
MimmDennis Mimm
4
DawsonMichael Dawson
4
BergerMarkus Berger
5
FerdinandAnton Ferdinand
Substitution70
5
PöllhuberAlexander Pöllhuber
6
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
6
MetzFlorian Metz
7
MilnerJames Milner
7
IdrizajBesian Idrizaj
Substitution67
8
SoaresTom Soares
Substitution60
8
GaricsGyörgy Garics (C)
9
C. ColeCarlton Cole (C)
Goal18
Substitution86
9
JunuzovićZlatko Junuzović
10
ThomasJerome Thomas
10
HölzlAndreas Hölzl
11
LennonAaron Lennon
11
JankoMarc Janko
Goal55
Goal76
Substitution90

Substitutes

13
CampLee Camp (GK)
21
OlejnikRobert Olejnik (GK)
12
OnuohaNedum Onuoha
13
SencarDavid Sencar
14
TaylorRyan Taylor
Substitution70
14
WeissenbergerPhilipp Weissenberger
Substitution67
15
WhittinghamPeter Whittingham
15
WolfDaniel Wolf
16
WelshJohn Welsh
16
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
17
JeromeCameron Jerome
Substitution86
17
ThonhoferChristian Thonhofer
18
MooreLuke Moore
Substitution60
18
MössnerLukas Mössner
Substitution90

Coach

Peter Taylor (ENG) Willibald Ruttensteiner (AUT)

Referee

Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)

Assistant referees

Jean-Philippe Lannoy (BEL), Tom Dens (BEL)

Fourth official

Jean-Baptist Bultynck (BEL)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution