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Tuttino rocket sinks ten-player England

Published: Tuesday 25 August 2009, 23.20CET
England 1-2 Italy
Alessia Tuttino's long-range effort gave Italy the perfect Group C start against an England side reduced to ten players early on.
by Chris Burke
from Lahti Stadium
Tuttino rocket sinks ten-player England
Alessia Tuttino rejoices at her winning goal ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

EnglandItaly

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target18
 
12
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
4
Fouls committed18
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards1
 
0

Standings

Group C(Host country: Finland)

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Sweden Sweden11003033
Italy Italy11002113
England England100112-10
Russia Russia100103-30
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Tuesday 25 August 2009, 23.20CET

Tuttino rocket sinks ten-player England

England 1-2 Italy
Alessia Tuttino's long-range effort gave Italy the perfect Group C start against an England side reduced to ten players early on.

Italy celebrated a winning start to their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ Group C campaign thanks to a stunning long-range effort from Alessia Tuttino, the midfielder handing the Azzurre a 2-1 win against an England side reduced to ten players after merely 28 minutes.

Late winner
Casey Stoney was the player dismissed before a goal had been scored, yet it was her team-mates who took the lead on 38 minutes, Fara Williams converting from the spot. Italy drew level through their captain, Patrizia Panico, eleven minutes after the restart and they grabbed all three points when Tuttino speared the ball past Rachel Brown with eight minutes left.

Clever touches
England manager Hope Powell had elected to start Eniola Aluko up front in place of the dangerous Kelly Smith – still not 100 per cent free of knee problems – but her well-drilled troops quickly impressed with some delicate touches. However, the first chance of the match fell to Italy on the break, with Melania Gabbiadini freeing Giulia Domenichetti on the right and the No7 forcing Brown into a save.

Counterattacking threat
The response from England was immediate, Williams hitting the roof of the net from distance before Karen Carney screwed a shot narrowly beyond a post. Italy remained a threat on the counterattack and soon found themselves a player up from another quickly-sprung attack. This time, Gabbiadini was played in by Panico and left-back Stoney saw red after bringing her down on the edge of the area.

Stoney dismissal
Oddly, the sending off seemed to interfere just as much with Italy's plans as England's, with Pietro Ghedin's charges now invited to come forward as their opponents waited for openings. One duly arrived just ten minutes later, in fact, Carney advancing goalwards courtesy of some delicious close control and winning a penalty after being bundled to the ground. Williams stepped up to fire low to Anna Maria Picarelli's left.

Panico equaliser
Aluko then shot wide, but that was her last meaningful contribution as Smith was introduced after the break, though it was Williams who next drew Picarelli into the match with a swerving free-kick. Just as England looked to be strengthening their grip, however, Panico artfully turned the ball past Brown after a cross from the left had evaded Williams.

Perfect start
England attempted to regain the initiative with Williams testing Picarelli from close range as the clock ticked down. But it was a shot from much further out that decided the encounter, Tuttino arrowing the ball into the top corner from 25 metres to give Italy the perfect start.

Att: 2,950

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.36CET

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Lineups

England

England

Italy

Italy

1
BrownRachel Brown (GK)
1
PicarelliAnna Maria Picarelli (GK)
2
A. ScottAlex Scott
2
GamaSara Gama
3
StoneyCasey Stoney
Red Card28
3
D'AddaRoberta D'Adda
Yellow Card90
4
F. WilliamsFara Williams
Goal38
Yellow Card65
4
TuttinoAlessia Tuttino
Goal82
6
AsanteAnita Asante
Substitution73
5
TonaElisabetta Tona
7
CarneyKaren Carney
6
SchiaviViviana Schiavi
8
ChapmanKatie Chapman
7
DomenichettiGiulia Domenichetti
Substitution53
9
AlukoEniola Aluko
Substitution46
8
GabbiadiniMelania Gabbiadini
Substitution90+3
11
S. SmithSue Smith
Substitution85
9
PanicoPatrizia Panico (C)
Goal56
12
J. ScottJill Scott
10
ZorriTatiana Zorri
14
F. WhiteFaye White (C)
19
PiniCarolina Pini
Substitution77

Substitutes

22
BardsleyKaren Bardsley (GK)
12
CupidoMichela Cupido (GK)
13
ChamberlainSiobhan Chamberlain (GK)
22
PenzoSara Penzo (GK)
5
JohnsonLindsay Johnson
11
FuselliSilvia Fuselli
10
K. SmithKelly Smith
Substitution46
13
MottaGiorgia Motta
15
UnittRachel Unitt
Substitution73
14
ParisiAlice Parisi
Substitution53
16
HandleyJody Handley
15
GuagniAlia Guagni
Substitution77
17
SandersonLianne Sanderson
Substitution85
16
NeboliLaura Neboli
18
WestwoodEmily Westwood
17
VicchiarelloEvelyn Vicchiarello
19
BassettLaura Bassett
20
ManieriRaffaella Manieri
Substitution90+3
20
BuetDanielle Buet
21
CarissimiMarta Carissimi
21
ClarkeJessica Clarke

Coach

Hope Powell (ENG) Pietro Ghedin (ITA)

Referee

Bibiana Steinhaus (GER)

Assistant referees

Marina Wozniak (GER), Corinne Nadine Lagrange (FRA)

Fourth official

Christina Westrum Pedersen (NOR)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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