Carney keeps up England push

Published: Sunday 25 November 2007, 15.48CET
England 1-0 Spain Karen Carney scored the only goal as England continued their perfect start to UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1.
 
Published: Sunday 25 November 2007, 15.48CET

Carney keeps up England push

England 1-0 Spain Karen Carney scored the only goal as England continued their perfect start to UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 1.

Karen Carney scored the only goal as England continued their perfect start to UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying with a 1-0 victory against Spain.

Cool finish
Carney's composed finish after 65 minutes made it three wins from as many matches in Group 1, as England dominated throughout against Ignacio Quereda's team. The hosts started purposefully as Fara Williams and Jill Scott were both denied following a goalmouth scramble, while Kelly Smith's cross after beating four players evaded Eniola Aluko.

Spain chance
The second period followed much the same pattern as the first, with England continuing to threaten the visitors' goal. And the goal duly arrived midway through the half when a move involving Lianne Sanderson, Smith and Alex Scott was finished off by Carney, who guided the ball into the bottom corner. However England endured a late scare when Laura beat two players only for her curling effort to strike the crossbar. But England held on to create a two point lead over the second-placed Czech Republic. Spain are one place and three points further back.

Last updated: 27/11/07 20.00CET

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Lineup

England

England

Spain

Spain

1Rachel Brown (GK)1Ainhoa Tirapu (GK)
2Alex Scott2Marta Torrejón
3Casey Stoney15Noelia Aybar
4Jill Scott4Melisa
5Faye White (C)6Itziar Gurrutxaga (C)
Substitution74'
6Anita Asante8Laura del Río
7Karen Carney
Goal64'
10Vanesa
8Fara Williams11Sandra
9Eniola Aluko
Substitution55'
14Iraia Iturregui
Substitution70'
10Kelly Smith17Gurutze Fernández
Substitution63'
11Rachel Yankey18Erika Vázquez

Substitutes

13Siobhan Chamberlain (GK)13María Sánchez (GK)
12Mary Phillip12María Paz
14Rachel Unitt16Maria-José Perez Gonzalez
Substitution63'
15Sue Smith3Marina Torras Floriach
16Lindsay Johnson5Ruth García
Substitution70'
17Jody Handley7María Paz
Substitution74'
18Lianne Sanderson
Substitution55'
9Adriana

Coach

Hope Powell (ENG) Ignacio Quereda Laviña (ESP)

Referee

Claudine Brohet (BEL)

Assistant referees

Ella De Vries (BEL), Anne Cheron (BEL)

Fourth official

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • England

    England

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  • Spain

    Spain

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