Final tournament - Group stage - 28/08/2009 19:00CET ( 20:00 ) - Helsinki Football Stadium - Helsinki
  • Carney 24
  • Aluko 32
  • K. Smith 42
3 - 2
Full time
  • Tsybutovich 2
  • Kurochkina 22

Event

  • 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) takes the corner.
  • 90+1
    Clarke (England) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    90
    Myskiv (in) - Poryadina (out) (Russia)
  • 90
    Clarke (England) is flagged for offside.
  • 88
    A. Scott (England) commits a foul after challenging Poryadina (Russia).
  • 86
    F. White (England) commits a foul after challenging 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) commits a foul after challenging 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.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Russia are not out if they lose but they would have a tough task, needing to beat Italy and hope other results go their way.
  • 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) takes the corner.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Not the goals of the first half but still plenty of excitement at both ends, with Russia looking a lot better since the break.
  • 63
    Carney (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 63
    Poryadina (Russia) commits a foul after challenging S. Smith (England).
  • 62
    Kurochkina (Russia) is flagged for offside.
  • 62
    S. Smith (England) is flagged for offside.
  • 61
    Unitt (England) commits a foul after challenging Morozova (Russia).
  • 59
    K. Smith (England) commits a foul after challenging 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) commits a foul after challenging Fomina (Russia).
  • 52
    Fomina (Russia) fouls.
  • 51
    Petrova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 51
    Kurochkina (Russia) fouls.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Aluko went to the sidelines not long after kick-off for some treatment and seems to be struggling a little.
  • 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) takes 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) takes 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) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on 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) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on 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) delivers 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) delivers 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.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: The final whistle goes in Turku with Sweden beating Italy 2-0 to earn a quarter-final berth, and only an England win would prevent them clinching first place tonight. England would be out with a defeat.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: There is one change for Russia from the starting lineup against Sweden; Elena Danilova, the former prolific teen prodigy recently recovered from serious injury, replaces Olga Petrova up front. Young Elena Kochneva continues in goal in place of usual first choice Elvira Todua.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: England had left-back Casey Stoney sent off early in their loss to Italy and in suspension her place is taken by Rachel Unitt, while in central defence Anita Asante has not recovered from her knee injury suffered on Matchday 1 so Lindsay Johnson partners captain Faye White. Further forward Kelly Smith, a half-time substitute on Tuesday, is deemed fit enough to start in attack supporting Eniola Aluko; Fara Williams (one booking from a suspension against Sweden on Monday) moves to her favoured deeper role alongside Katie Chapman with Jill Scott on the bench.
  • Paul Saffer, Reporter, Helsinki Football Stadium: Welcome to the Finnish capital for today's second Group C fixture between England and Russia. Both these sides lost on Matchday 1, England 2-1 to Italy and Russia 3-0 against Sweden.

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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Match list

Latest goals

Fouls

Lineups

England

England

Russia

Russia

1Rachel Brown (GK)12Elena Kochneva (GK)
2Alex Scott5Tatiana Skotnikova (C)
4Fara Williams7Oksana Shmachkova
5Lindsay Johnson8Valentina Savchenkova
7Karen Carney9Elena Fomina
8Katie Chapman10Olesya Kurochkina
9Eniola Aluko11Olga Poryadina
10Kelly Smith16Natalia Pertseva
11Sue Smith17Elena Danilova
14Faye White (C)19Ksenia Tsybutovich
15Rachel Unitt21Elena Morozova

Substitutes

22Karen Bardsley (GK)1Elvira Todua (GK)
13Siobhan Chamberlain (GK)22Galina Vazhnova (GK)
6Anita Asante2Elena Terekhova
12Jill Scott3Anna Kozhnikova
16Jody Handley4Ekaterina Sochneva
17Lianne Sanderson6Nadezhda Myskiv
18Emily Westwood13Alla Rogova
19Laura Bassett14Nadezhda Kharchenko
20Danielle Buet15Olga Petrova
21Jessica Clarke18Svetlana Tsydikova
20Natalia Barbashina

Coach

Hope Powell (ENG) Igor Shalimov (RUS)

Referee

Dagmar Damkova (CZE)

Assistant referees

Ella De Vries (BEL), Maria Luisa Villa Gutierrez (ESP)

Fourth official

Efthalia Mitsi (GRE)