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Milner strike ends Swiss hopes

Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 19.55CET
Switzerland 2-3 England England were within two minutes of elimination when James Milner scored in Lucerne to win the game and Group 8 for the visitors.

Match statistics

SwitzerlandEngland

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 8: SUI - ENG - MDA

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
England England21105414
Switzerland Switzerland21015413
Moldova Moldova201135-21
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:26 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Wednesday 6 September 2006, 19.55CET

Milner strike ends Swiss hopes

Switzerland 2-3 England England were within two minutes of elimination when James Milner scored in Lucerne to win the game and Group 8 for the visitors.

England let a two-goal lead slip in Switzerland and were within two minutes of elimination from the UEFA European Under-21 Championship when James Milner made it 3-2 to win the game and Group 8 for the visitors.

Walcott opener
Peter Taylor’s side needed an away victory in Lucerne to win through to Friday’s play-off draw in Nyon, and went about it in determined fashion as Theo Walcott broke the deadlock on 13 minutes. Another player who had also found the net in the opening 2-2 home draw with Moldova, David Nugent, doubled the lead five minutes later to put England into a great position.

Switzerland goals
That changed when Johan Vonlanthen halved the deficit in the 29th minute, stroking in a penalty after being felled by England goalkeeper Scott Carson. Switzerland levelled in the 70th minute through Tranquillo Barnetta, and 18 minutes later the home fans were calling for the final whistle when Milner scored the decisive fifth goal of the night. England end the group on four points, one more than Switzerland and three ahead of Moldova.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.41CET

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Lineups

Switzerland

Switzerland

England

England

1
LeoniJohnny Leoni (GK)
1
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
Yellow Card89
2
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
2
HoyteJustin Hoyte
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
Yellow Card67
Substitution83
3
BainesLeighton Baines
4
DzemailiBlerim Dzemaili (C)
Yellow Card28
4
TaylorSteven Taylor
5
DjourouJohan Djourou
Substitution24
5
FerdinandAnton Ferdinand
6
SchweglerPirmin Schwegler
Yellow Card84
6
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
7
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
Goal70
7
Reo-CokerNigel Reo-Coker (C)
Yellow Card54
8
FernandesGelson Fernandes
Yellow Card73
Substitution89
8
BentleyDavid Bentley
Yellow Card30
Substitution46
9
EstebanJulian Esteban
9
WalcottTheo Walcott
Goal13
10
MargairazXavier Margairaz
10
NugentDavid Nugent
Goal19
Substitution69
11
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
Goal29
11
RoutledgeWayne Routledge
Yellow Card28
Substitution78

Substitutes

12
JakupovićEldin Jakupović (GK)
13
CampLee Camp (GK)
14
BühlerArnaud Bühler
Substitution83
16
MilnerJames Milner
Substitution46
Goal88
17
SalaticVeroljub Salatic
Substitution24
17
YoungAshley Young
Substitution78
20
AnticGoran Antic
Substitution89
18
JeromeCameron Jerome
Substitution69
15
MarazziDavid Marazzi
12
WelshJohn Welsh
16
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
14
WhittinghamPeter Whittingham
19
KuzmanovićZdravko Kuzmanović
15
KilgallonMatthew Kilgallon

Coach

Bernard Challandes (SUI) Peter Taylor (ENG)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Karl Santigli (FRA)

Fourth official

Stéphane Moulin (FRA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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