Linköping Arena - Linkoping 12/07/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group C

England - Spain
2-3
 

England - Spain 2-3 - 12/07/2013 - Match page - UEFA Women's EURO 2013

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Spain defeat England after late drama

Published: Friday 12 July 2013, 22.00CET
Spain defeat England after late drama 
Spain joy at ‘important’ victory ©Getty Images

Substitute Alexia Putellas's 93rd-minute header deflected in off England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley to earn Spain a win in their first finals appearance in 16 years, following late drama in Linkoping.  

Verónica Boquete gave Spain the perfect start with her fourth-minute goal but Eniola Aluko quickly responded. That electric start was matched by the ending, as firstly Jennifer Hermoso thought she had won it five minutes from time, before Laura Bassett's 89th-minute intervention. Spain were not to be denied, however, and join Monday's opponents France at the top of Group C.

 

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Last updated: 13/07/2013 10:11 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

Match statistics

England
Spain

2

Goals scored

3

7

Total attempts

15

3

Attempts on target

6

1

off target

7

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

4

2

Offsides

5

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

6

Fouls committed

10

8

Fouls suffered

5

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    What a finish to this game. Spain join France at the top of Group C after a 93rd-minute winner. It was Jennifer Hermoso who initially seemed to have won it, before Laura Bassett equalised on 89 minutes. Spain were not to be denied, however, and England must respond against Russia on Monday.
  • Goal
    90+3
    Putellas (Spain) scores!
    This is surely the winner. Adriana crosses from the right and the substitute flicks a header towards goal which deflects off Karen Bardsley and into the net.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Clarke (in) - Yankey (out) (England)
  • Goal
    89
    Bassett (England) scores!
    Spain thought they had won it, but Rachel Yankey's corner is knocked down by Anita Asante and swept into the net by the central defender.
  • Goal
    86
    Hermoso (Spain) scores!
    Is that the winner for Spain? A corner is half cleared to Silvia Meseguer, whose shot hits Stephanie Houghton before falling to the No21 who smashes it past four defenders on the line.

See also

  • England

    Next match played Women's EURO: v Russia, 15 July 2013, 1-1
  • Spain

    Next match played Women's EURO: v France, 15 July 2013, 0-1
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