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Greece leave England trailing in their wake

Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 22.00CET
England 1-2 Greece
Georgios Georgiadis' visitors are in total command of qualifying Group 9 after seeing off their nearest challengers for top spot in the section.
by Nick Aitken
from The Keepmoat Stadium
Greece leave England trailing in their wake
Giannis Papadopoulos (right) celebrates after scoring against England ©Getty Images

Match statistics

EnglandGreece

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target9
 
14
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
4
Fouls committed13
 
10
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 21/03/2013 14:22 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 22.00CET

Greece leave England trailing in their wake

England 1-2 Greece
Georgios Georgiadis' visitors are in total command of qualifying Group 9 after seeing off their nearest challengers for top spot in the section.

Greece are five points clear of England at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 after a 2-1 win against Stuart Pearce's side at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

Vassilis Koutsianikoulis and Kyriakos Papadopoulos both tried their luck in a dominant start by the visitors, who took a deserved 28th-minute lead when the latter thumped past Scott Loach after Jack Wilshere's weak clearing header. The goal spurred England into action, with Lee Cattermole twice testing goalkeeper Asterios Giakoumis. Greece responded, however, and duly grabbed a second four minutes after half-time through Giannis Papadopoulos, who poked home following a misunderstanding between central defenders Micah Richards and Christopher Smalling.

Pearce threw caution to the wind by introducing strikers Daniel Sturridge and Nathan Delfouneso, and his gamble paid off when the latter reduced the deficit on 80 minutes after Giakoumis failed to hold Jack Rodwell's effort. Greece, though, resolutely preserved their lead to advance their claims for next summer's finals in Denmark.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.47CET

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Lineups

England

England

Greece

Greece

1
LoachScott Loach (GK)
1
GiakoumisAsterios Giakoumis (GK)
2
WalkerKyle Walker
2
ArgyriouAnestis Argyriou
Yellow Card17
3
BertrandRyan Bertrand
3
SkondrasGiannis Skondras
4
MuambaFabrice Muamba
Substitution54
4
K. PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
Goal28
5
RichardsMicah Richards (C)
5
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos (C)
6
SmallingChris Smalling
Substitution74
6
SiovasDimitris Siovas
7
WilshereJack Wilshere
7
KoutsianikoulisVassilis Koutsianikoulis
Substitution62
8
CattermoleLee Cattermole
8
G. PapadopoulosGiannis Papadopoulos
Goal49
9
CarrollAndy Carroll
9
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
Substitution72
10
RodwellJack Rodwell
10
DimoutsosElini Dimoutsos
11
CleverleyTom Cleverley
Substitution87
11
GiantsisDimitrios Giantsis
Substitution78

Substitutes

13
FieldingFrank Fielding (GK)
12
StratilatisKyriakos Stratilatis (GK)
12
TomkinsJames Tomkins
13
PapazoglouTassos Papazoglou
14
MancienneMichael Mancienne
14
KatsikogiannisGiorgos Katsikogiannis
Substitution62
Yellow Card84
15
DelphFabian Delph
15
ApostolopoulosVassilis Apostolopoulos
16
GoslingDan Gosling
Substitution87
16
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou
Substitution78
17
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
Substitution54
17
SoiledisAris Soiledis
18
DelfounesoNathan Delfouneso
Substitution74
Goal80
18
PapazoglouSakis Papazoglou
Substitution72

Coach

Stuart Pearce (ENG) Georgios Georgiadis (GRE)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Assistant referees

Željko Grgec (CRO), Igor Krmar (CRO)

Fourth official

Igor Pristovnik (CRO)

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