Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: After six added minutes (including two for a Carney injury in the scheduled extra four), England have held on for a comeback victory that revives their campaign. They are now third behind Italy on head-to-head but a draw against Sweden on Tuesday would take them through. Sweden have not yet definitely won the group, but are through, while Russia can still qualify by beating Italy but will need results going their way.
  • 90+5'
    Kurochkina (Russia) delivers the corner.
  • 90+1'
    Clarke (England) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Substitution
    90'
    Myskiv (in) - Poryadina (out) (Russia)
  • 90'
    Clarke (England) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 88'
    A. Scott (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Poryadina (Russia).
  • 86'
    F. White (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Kurochkina (Russia).
  • 86'
    Aluko (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 85'
    Kurochkina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 85'
    Kurochkina (Russia) takes the free-kick.
  • 85'
    Chapman (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Savchenkova (Russia).
  • 84'
    Petrova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 84'
    Carney (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 81'
    Aluko (England) is flagged for offside.
  • 81'
    Clarke (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Clarke pounces on a ball to the far post but cannot turn her shot on target.
  • 79'
    Carney (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 79'
    Kurochkina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Tremendous saving tackle from White, who does not look like a player who spent most of last season injured.
  • 78'
    Aluko (England) is flagged for offside.
  • 77'
    Carney (England) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    76'
    Barbashina (in) - Fomina (out) (Russia)
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Russia send on a striker.
  • 74'
    Aluko (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 72'
    F.Williams (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 71'
    Kurochkina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 70'
    Morozova (Russia) commits a foul after challenging Aluko (England).
  • Substitution
    66'
    Clarke (in) - S. Smith (out) (England)
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: On comes 20-year-old Jessica Clarke, who only made her senior debut this year, for her competitive bow. A like for like substution.
  • 65'
    Savchenkova (Russia) delivers the corner.
  • 63'
    Carney (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 63'
    Poryadina (Russia) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on S. Smith (England).
  • 62'
    Kurochkina (Russia) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 62'
    S. Smith (England) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 61'
    Unitt (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Morozova (Russia).
  • 59'
    K. Smith (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Skotnikova (Russia).
  • 59'
    F.Williams (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 55'
    Savchenkova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 54'
    Petrova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 53'
    Chapman (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Fomina (Russia).
  • 52'
    Fomina (Russia) fouls.
  • 51'
    Petrova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 51'
    Kurochkina (Russia) fouls.
  • 49'
    Morozova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 47'
    Kurochkina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Russia make another fast start as Kurochkina lifts a shot over Brown but also the bar.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Good luck seeing a half as football as thrilling as that any time this season. Russia poured forward and took the lead, then it was all England, even after the conceded a second on the counterattack. That fantastic long-range Kelly Smith finish has put England ahead and back in the running as one of the possible challengers to Germany - but don't rule out a Russia comeback.
  • 45+2'
    F.Williams (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 45'
    Morozova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Now it's England's turm to live dangerously as Brown is put under all sorts of pressure.
  • 45'
    Savchenkova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 44'
    Kurochkina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 44'
    Petrova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 44'
    Savchenkova (Russia) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    43'
    Petrova (in) - Danilova (out) (Russia)
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Danilova is replaced. Not sure if she is injured but she obviously has not played much competitive football in recent times.
  • Goal
    42'
    K. Smith (England) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Now this game has had everything. Kelly Smith intercepts a Kochneva drop-kick inside the centre cirlcle and sends the ball straight back over the keeper's despairing stretch.
  • 39'
    Aluko (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Aluko through again but this time the shot is sliced. What a game this is so far.
  • 37'
    Savchenkova (Russia) delivers the corner.
  • 37'
    Skotnikova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: both sides like to shoot from distance and this time Tatiana Skotnikova forces Brown into a flying, diving save.
  • 35'
    Carney (England) has an effort on goal.
    A free-kick is cut back by Sue Smith and Carney lofts a shot that Kochneva only just plucks out of the air as it dipped towards goal.
  • 35'
    S. Smith (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 35'
    Savchenkova (Russia) commits a foul after challenging Carney (England).
  • 34'
    Carney (England) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    32'
    Aluko (England) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: The equaliser arrives. Carney slips through Aluko and the No9, playing superbly in the new American league this year, beats Kochneva at the near post.
  • 31'
    S. Smith (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: The other Smith, Sue, is the latest to test the Russia goalkeeper with an angled shot inside the box.
  • 30'
    A. Scott (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 28'
    F.Williams (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 27'
    K. Smith (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Kelly Smith produces another bullet shot that Kochneva gathers well.
  • 27'
    Skotnikova (Russia) commits a foul after challenging K. Smith (England).
  • Goal
    24'
    Carney (England) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: No penalty shoot-out will be needed! Carney slips the ball past Kochneva and England are back in it.
  • 23'
    K. Smith (England) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    22'
    Kurochkina (Russia) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: England have been dominating but vulnerable to the counterattack, and sure enough Russia break and Olesya Kurochkina lifts the ball over Brown and in. Russia are provionally dead level with Italy in second, meaning if it stays this way and those sides draw on Monday, the game will go to penalties.
  • 22'
    Aluko (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 21'
    Carney (England) takes the corner.
  • 20'
    Chapman (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 18'
    Shmachkova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 13'
    F. White (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: White heads Sue Smith's corner on to the crossbar.
  • 13'
    S. Smith (England) takes the corner.
  • 13'
    Aluko (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 12'
    Danilova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 11'
    Chapman (England) has an effort on goal.
  • 10'
    Carney (England) delivers the corner.
  • 10'
    K. Smith (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: A nice move ends with a Kelly Smith shot just turned round the post by Kochneva. England have responded to the goal in postitive fashion.
  • 7'
    F.Williams (England) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Morozova (Russia).
  • 5'
    Savchenkova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 4'
    A. Scott (England) has an effort on goal.
  • Goal
    2'
    Tsybutovich (Russia) scores!
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: After that early effort, from the resulting Elena Morozova corner, Ksenia Tsybutovich heads yet another early goal in this tournament. As it stands, England are heading out.
  • 2'
    Morozova (Russia) delivers the corner.
  • 1'
    Fomina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: A bright start from Russia and Elena Fomina's dipping shot forces Rachel Brown to tip over.
  • 1'
    Danilova (Russia) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on F.Williams (England).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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