June 21, 2006

Horse 572 - England Clear in 2nd Gear

Michael Owen was stretchered off in the 4th minute as England limped to a 2-2 draw with Sweden. Cole's goal was countered when England again looked shaky on defending a corner and yet another Gerrard strike seems to be saving club & country. One however can not discount Henrik Larsson's ugly goal in the 90th which tied it all up.

Now it appears that Sven may have to use Theo Walcott up front at least once. His gamble may
either be the saviour or the death knell of this World Cup campaign. For the moment Sven Goran Eriksson will celebrate the draw with his country of birth with the purchase of some
self-assembled flat-packed furniture. Some door furniture to keep the corners and free kicks out may be in order.

England leave Group B in top spot and will now play Ecuador in the round of 16 on Jun 25. Germany by virtue of kicking Ecuador to the weeds 3-0 will meet Sweden.

Sweden 2
Allback (51)
Larsson (90)

England 2
J.Cole (34)
Gerrard (85)

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