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El Kaddouri late goal sinks England

Published: Monday 14 November 2011, 22.50CET
Belgium 2-1 England
Omar El Kaddouri came off the bench to score the winner in added time as Belgium moved up to second in Group 8 with a win against the leaders.
El Kaddouri late goal sinks England
Stuart Pearce watched his team drop their first points of this qualifying campaign ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 14 November 2011, 22.50CET

El Kaddouri late goal sinks England

Belgium 2-1 England
Omar El Kaddouri came off the bench to score the winner in added time as Belgium moved up to second in Group 8 with a win against the leaders.

England were unable to stretch their lead at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 as substitute Omar El Kaddouri's added-time strike won it for Belgium.

Ziguy Badibanga sprinted clear in the dying moments and when his shot came back off a post, El Kaddouri was on hand to turn the rebound in. Earlier it seemed as if England would extend their winning streak in the section to a perfect five.

The game had been going to plan for the group leaders, with Liverpool FC's Martin Kelly rising to head club-mate Jordan Henderson's free-kick in off the post after 14 minutes. Marvin Sordell then crossed for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, whose drilled effort was brilliantly blocked on the line by defender Grégory Mertens as Belgium held on.

Nill De Pauw hit the base of the upright from close range but the hosts did equalise on 72 minutes, when El Kaddouri crossed for fellow replacement Jens Naessens to slip past Jack Butland at the near post.

Henderson volleyed straight at Koen Casteels as England ramped up the pressure, but Belgium hit them on the counterattack and now lie second in the group, a point above Norway and four behind the leaders.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.18CET

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