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Set-pieces worry Robinson

21 Jun 2006 - 09:53:59

England goalkeeper Paul Robinson admitted that his side had failed to defend set-pieces properly in the 2-2 draw with Sweden that sealed top spot in Group B.

Spurs keeper Robinson conceded two goals as England failed to deal with a number of free-kicks and corners in the second half in Cologne, while Sweden levelled in the last minute from a long throw.

Robinson told BBC Sport: "We've conceded two goals from set-pieces. We do work a lot on those and we have to look at it.

"We will look at the goals because we didn't defend particularly well, but we have a few days to put it right.

"We have been disappointed in our second-half performances, but the bigger disappointment here was that we didn't kill the game off.

"We played very well in the first half. We wanted to go out and keep the momentum going. I think it was the first time we have been able to go out and play.

"Paraguay and Trinidad & Tobago defended and it has been difficult, but this was a good game.

"We've picked up injuries, but overall we are pleased with the performance and pleased with the result."


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