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England follow Sweden through

Published: Monday 31 August 2009, 21.45CET
Sweden 1-1 England
Sweden conceded a rare goal but finished top of Group C on a night when third-placed England also advanced to the last eight.
by Trevor Haylett
from Turku Stadium
England follow Sweden through
England celebrate reaching the last eight ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SwedenEngland

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
12
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners5
 
5
Fouls committed10
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group C(Host country: Finland)

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Sweden Sweden32106157
Italy Italy32014316
England England31115504
Russia Russia300328-60
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Monday 31 August 2009, 21.45CET

England follow Sweden through

Sweden 1-1 England
Sweden conceded a rare goal but finished top of Group C on a night when third-placed England also advanced to the last eight.

England's Faye White forced Sweden to concede their first goal in eleven UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ matches and the point it earned them was enough to carry Hope Powell's team through to the quarter-finals alongside their already-qualified opponents.

Hosts next
Sweden, who cancelled out White's 28th-minute header with a penalty from Victoria Sandell Svensson, were also celebrating as they won Group C with seven points to set up a meeting with old rivals Norway at the Helsinki Football Stadium on Friday. England's success in progressing means they stay in Turku to face hosts Finland on Thursday.

Physical test
Sweden had scored early goals in their first two fixtures but England proved more obdurate opposition and offered the physical challenge Thomas Dennerby's side had not encountered previously in the tournament. England had an early sight of goal but Kelly Smith snatched at the chance and it flew wide, and they did not threaten again until the 23rd minute when a deep cross found Sue Smith ideally positioned at the far post though her header went straight to Sweden No1 Hedvig Lindahl.

Impressive header
Therese Sjögran's foul then gave England the free-kick from which they took the lead. Karen Carney floated the ball in and captain White, standing by the penalty spot, climbed impressively to loop her header over Lindahl. An equalising chance followed almost immediately as Lindsay Johnson dwelt on the ball, allowing Sandell Svensson to engineer a shooting position. Johnson was then on hand to clear Charlotte Rohlin's header from a corner, a fraction before Lotta Schelin clipped a half-chance wide. Sweden were turning on the power and five minutes before the break they levelled through Sandel Svensson's spot-kick following Katie Chapman's foul on Schelin as she prepared to shoot.

Great Scott
There was plenty more action before the interval with England suffering a scare in added time when Sara Thunebro's drilled free-kick was headed off the line by Alex Scott. Kelly Smith had scored a spectacular goal against Russia and her shooting power led to her coming desperately close in the second half. Immediately after the restart she forced Lindahl into a flying save and then with a crisp left-foot volley forced the goalkeeper down to her right. However, as the clock wound down it became clear that a draw suited both teams, though White would have won it for England had she not sent her header narrowly over the top when well placed.

Att: 6,142

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.30CET

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Lineups

Sweden

Sweden

England

England

1
LindahlHedvig Lindahl (GK)
1
BrownRachel Brown (GK)
2
RohlinCharlotte Rohlin
2
A. ScottAlex Scott
3
SegerströmStina Segerström
3
StoneyCasey Stoney
4
PaulsonAnna Paulson
4
F. WilliamsFara Williams
5
SegerCaroline Seger
5
JohnsonLindsay Johnson
6
ThunebroSara Thunebro
7
CarneyKaren Carney
8
SchelinLotta Schelin
Substitution90+3
8
ChapmanKatie Chapman
10
AsllaniKosovare Asllani
Yellow Card64
Substitution68
9
AlukoEniola Aluko
Substitution65
11
Sandell SvenssonVictoria Sandell Svensson (C)
Goal40
10
K. SmithKelly Smith
15
SjögranTherese Sjögran
Yellow Card27
11
S. SmithSue Smith
Substitution90+1
17
DahlkvistLisa Dahlkvist
Substitution60
14
F. WhiteFaye White (C)
Goal28

Substitutes

12
K. HammarströmKristin Hammarström (GK)
13
ChamberlainSiobhan Chamberlain (GK)
21
RönnlundUlla Karin Rönnlund (GK)
22
BardsleyKaren Bardsley (GK)
7
S. LarssonSara Larsson
6
AsanteAnita Asante
9
LandströmJessica Landström
Substitution60
12
J. ScottJill Scott
13
LisselKarin Lissel
15
UnittRachel Unitt
14
ForsLouise Fors
16
HandleyJody Handley
16
P. LarssonPetra Larsson
17
SandersonLianne Sanderson
18
FischerNilla Fischer
18
WestwoodEmily Westwood
Substitution65
19
LindénSara Lindén
Substitution90+3
19
BassettLaura Bassett
20
LiljegärdLinnea Liljegärd
20
BuetDanielle Buet
22
L. NilssonLina Nilsson
Substitution68
21
ClarkeJessica Clarke
Substitution90+1

Coach

Thomas Dennerby (SWE) Hope Powell (ENG)

Referee

Kateryna Monzul (UKR)

Assistant referees

Maria Luisa Gutierrez (ESP), Lada Rojc (CRO)

Fourth official

Christina Westrum Pedersen (NOR)

Legend:

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