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Moldova punish lacklustre England

Published: Tuesday 15 August 2006, 22.05CET
England 2-2 Moldova
Despite a fine debut goal from Theo Walcott, the visitors stunned England by twice coming from behind.

Match statistics

EnglandMoldova

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 8: SUI - ENG - MDA

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Moldova Moldova10102201
England England10102201
Switzerland Switzerland00000000
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:26 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Tuesday 15 August 2006, 22.05CET

Moldova punish lacklustre England

England 2-2 Moldova
Despite a fine debut goal from Theo Walcott, the visitors stunned England by twice coming from behind.

Moldova stunned England by twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw in their opening 2006/07 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

Swiss happy
Theo Walcott and David Nugent had scored for the hosts but the visitors refused to lie down, equalising each time through Serghei Alexeev and Alexandru Zislis. Moldova next face Switzerland at home on 1 September, five days before the pool concludes as the Swiss entertaing England. The section winners will progress to October's play-offs for next summer's finals.

Early goal
Having never played a top-flight game for Arsenal FC, Walcott was a controversial inclusion for England's squad at the FIFA World Cup, where he did not play, yet the 17-year-old took just three minutes to become his country's youngest scorer at this level tonight, rising to head in a left-wing cross from Leighton Baines. Central defender Steven Taylor should have doubled England's lead early in the scond half but contrived to miss from two metres after excellent work from Nugent.

Brilliant finish
Alexeev then punished Taylor for a misjudged pass in the 75th minute, brilliantly chipping Scott Carson for Moldova's first goal against England at any level. It was no more than Moldova deserved, but just 62 seconds later Nugent headed in after good work by substitute Cameron Jerome. Moldova were not finished, though, and substitute Zislis side-footed in the final goal of the night with his first touch in the 86th minute.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.42CET

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Lineups

England

England

Moldova

Moldova

1
CarsonScott Carson (GK)
1
CebanuIlie Cebanu (GK)
2
RichardsMicah Richards
2
BordianVitalie Bordian (C)
3
BainesLeighton Baines
3
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
4
TaylorSteven Taylor
4
BulgaruSemion Bulgaru
5
FerdinandAnton Ferdinand
5
EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu
6
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
6
Se. NamascoSerghei Namasco
7
Reo-CokerNigel Reo-Coker (C)
7
ŢîgîrlaşIgor Ţîgîrlaş
Substitution90+1
8
RoutledgeWayne Routledge
8
GaţcanAlexandru Gaţcan
Yellow Card35
9
WalcottTheo Walcott
Goal3
Substitution66
9
BugaevIgor Bugaev
Substitution85
10
NugentDavid Nugent
Goal76
10
AlexeevSerghei Alexeev
Goal75
11
BentleyDavid Bentley
Substitution76
11
SuvorovAlexandru Suvorov
Substitution63

Substitutes

13
CampLee Camp (GK)
12
St. NamaşcoStanislav Namaşco (GK)
17
AmbroseDarren Ambrose
Substitution76
Yellow Card90+1
14
BolohanVadim Bolohan
Substitution90+1
18
JeromeCameron Jerome
Substitution66
15
ZislisAlexandru Zislis
Substitution85
Goal86
12
HoyteJustin Hoyte
16
OnicaAlexandru Onica
Substitution63
Yellow Card89
14
DaviesCurtis Davies
13
SoltaniciIgor Soltanici
15
WatsonBen Watson
17
RudacNicolai Rudac
16
MilnerJames Milner
18
SecrieruAndrei Secrieru

Coach

Peter Taylor (ENG) Boris Tropanet (MDA)

Referee

Vusal Aliyev (AZE)

Assistant referees

Azad Huseynov (AZE), Aydin Alakabarov (AZE)

Fourth official

Azad Mutallimov (AZE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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