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Sturridge sinks Portugal and keeps England alive

Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 2.45CET
Portugal 0-1 England
Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal to eliminate the home team and move England closer to Group 9 leaders Greece.
Sturridge sinks Portugal and keeps England alive
Daniel Sturridge scored England's winner ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 3 September 2010, 2.45CET

Sturridge sinks Portugal and keeps England alive

Portugal 0-1 England
Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal to eliminate the home team and move England closer to Group 9 leaders Greece.

Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal as England eliminated Portugal and moved to within two points of Group 9 leaders Greece.

UEFA European Under-21 Championship finalists in 2009, England travelled to Barcelos needing a victory to stand a chance of winning the section. They did just that as the Chelsea FC striker chipped in the only goal, although Greece only need a point in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Saturday to seal top spot ahead of England's concluding game against Lithuania on Tuesday.

Tom Cleverley was the architect of England's goal. The midfielder collected possession after it had been lost by André Santos and threaded a pass through the home defence to Sturridge, who flicked the ball over Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patrício.

Danny Rose and Bebé, the Portugal striker who recently moved to Manchester United FC, then traded shots on goal but the better chances went the way of Stuart Pearce's visitors – Sturridge and substitute Nathan Delfouneso missing the easiest of them late on.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.43CET

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Lineups

Portugal

Portugal

England

England

1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
1
FieldingFrank Fielding (GK)
Yellow Card24
2
Fábio FariaFábio Faria
2
WalkerKyle Walker
3
André PintoAndré Pinto
3
BertrandRyan Bertrand
Yellow Card84
4
Daniel CarriçoDaniel Carriço (C)
4
MancienneMichael Mancienne (C)
Substitution74
5
SimãoDavid Simão
Substitution59
5
SmallingChris Smalling
6
André SantosAndré Santos
6
JonesPhil Jones
8
André CastroAndré Castro
7
CleverleyTom Cleverley
11
PereirinhaBruno Pereirinha
8
HendersonJordan Henderson
16
BébéBébé
9
WelbeckDanny Welbeck
Substitution84
17
UkraUkra
10
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
Goal32
Substitution90+2
18
João GonçalvesJoão Gonçalves
Yellow Card76
Substitution78
11
RoseDanny Rose

Substitutes

12
VenturaVentura (GK)
13
SteeleJason Steele (GK)
7
Daniel CandeiasDaniel Candeias
12
KellyMartin Kelly
9
YazaldeYazalde
Substitution59
14
AlbrightonMarc Albrighton
10
Rui PedroRui Pedro
15
CorkJack Cork
Substitution84
13
BuraBura
16
WilshereJack Wilshere
14
João SilvaJoão Silva
Substitution78
Yellow Card80
17
MuambaFabrice Muamba
Substitution74
15
Pedro MoreiraPedro Moreira
18
DelfounesoNathan Delfouneso
Substitution90+2

Coach

Oceano da Cruz (POR) Stuart Pearce (ENG)

Referee

Michael Lerjeus (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Vesterholm (SWE), Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)

Legend:

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