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England home in on play-offs

Published: Tuesday 20 November 2007, 20.40CET
Portugal 1-1 England Stuart Pearce's side moved ever closer to a place in next autumn's play-offs as they came from behind to earn a point in Agueda.
England home in on play-offs
Theo Walcott goes close to claiming an England victory but Ricardo Batista saves ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 20 November 2007, 20.40CET

England home in on play-offs

Portugal 1-1 England Stuart Pearce's side moved ever closer to a place in next autumn's play-offs as they came from behind to earn a point in Agueda.

England moved ever closer to a place in next autumn's UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as they came from behind to earn a point against Portugal in Agueda.

Vieirinha spot-kick
Stuart Pearce's injury-hit side got off to the worst of starts when Portugal, who began the day six points adrift of the section leaders with a game in hand, earned an early penalty after Craig Gardner had brought down Vieirinha. The diminuitive winger picked himself up to score from the spot and the home side's lead was seldom questioned before Adam Johnson restored parity just after half-time, volleying in following Joe Mattock's long throw. Theo Walcott fired wide and the Arsenal FC man then brought a fine save from Ricardo Batista as England finished stronger but Portugal held on.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.54CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

England

England

6
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
4
CattermoleLee Cattermole
10
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho (C)
1
HartJoe Hart (GK)
7
VieirinhaVieirinha
Goal3
Substitution77
8
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
19
SaleiroCarlos Saleiro
7
MilnerJames Milner
15
BrandãoGonçalo Brandão
2
GardnerCraig Gardner (C)
1
Ricardo BatistaRicardo Batista (GK)
5
TaylorSteven Taylor
Yellow Card14
Substitution46
13
Salgado Da Cunha Mango FernandVasco Herculano Salgado Da Cunha Mango Fernand
11
WalcottTheo Walcott
Yellow Card81
5
AntunesAntunes
6
WheaterDavid Wheater
3
Nuno André CoelhoNuno André Coelho
9
A. JohnsonAdam Johnson
Goal49
9
MoreiraJoão Moreira
Substitution46
3
MattockJoseph Mattock
8
PeléPelé
Substitution66
10
MuambaFabrice Muamba
Yellow Card37

Substitutes

12
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
12
HeatonThomas Heaton (GK)
20
TarginoTargino
Substitution46
15
LeadbitterGrant Leadbitter
14
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
Substitution77
13
ConnollyMatthew Connolly
2
StélvioStélvio
14
MancienneMichael Mancienne
Substitution46
4
Bruno PinheiroBruno Pinheiro
16
SurmanAndrew Surman
11
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
17
StearmanRichard Stearman
18
CelestinoCelestino
Substitution66
18
MillerIshmael Miller

Coach

Rui Manuel Dos Santos Caçador (POR) Stuart Pearce (ENG)

Referee

István Vad (HUN)

Assistant referees

Peter Hegyi (HUN), Peter Berettyán (HUN)

Fourth official

Roland Veizer (HUN)

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