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  • Brown (45), Cole, J (90)
  • Baros (22), Jankulovski (48)
  • Date:2008-08-20
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Wembley Stadium
  • Attendance:69738
  • Referee:Hauge, T

Live Commentary

90mins

Full-Time: ENGLAND 2-2 CZECH REPUBLIC.

90mins

Michal Papadopulos comes on for Plasil.

90mins

ENGLAND 2-2 CZECH REPUBLIC, Joe COLE rescues England as he bundles the ball home from close range after the flag-kick bobbles around the area.

90mins

Downing beats his man and gets a cross in from the left, before Bentley wins a corner on the opposite flank.

90mins

Four minutes of added time to be played.

89mins

Heskey aims a nod-down back to Downing and his shot drifts well wide from 25 yards.

88mins

Heskey wins a header, but is penalised for a push on Rozehnal.

87mins

Capello has plenty to ponder with crucial World Cup qualifiers coming up and this performance has not helped one bit.

84mins

Jenas feeds Joe Cole inside the box, but the offside flag is up and Cech hammers the resulting free-kick upfield.

83mins

Seven minutes to play and the game looks to be petering out, surely England will want to try and salvage a draw at least.

81mins

Rozehnal clears away as Downing gets the ball in from the left.

80mins

Beckham makes way for Jermaine Jenas.

79mins

David Bentley gets a run out as the anonymous Lampard is replaced.

78mins

Heskey and David Rozehnal are both down as the corner is cleared away from danger.

77mins

Ashley Cole wins a corner on the left and collecting a pass from namesake Joe.

76mins

The Czechs introduce Michal Kadlec and Jan Rajnoch for Kovac and Sirl.

73mins

The crowd are getting a bit restless now and it's no surprise really on this dismal showing.

71mins

Beckham lofts yet another aimless ball into the area and Cech collects at the far post.

70mins

Twenty minutes to go and England are beginning to resemble a disorganised rabble.

69mins

Stewart Downing takes over from Rooney, who has found it hard going tonight.

68mins

Plasil's cute pass sends Sverkos in for a shot on goal, but his drive is straight at James.

66mins

Woodgate heads away as James dithers as he comes for a high ball.

63mins

Rooney is beginning to find a bit of space as he begins to drop a bit deeper.

61mins

Cech and Ujfalusi collide going for a high ball into the area by Beckham and play is held up as the defender stays down.

60mins

James charges off his line towards the right touchline and is beaten to the ball by Sverkos, but the Czech cannot direct his shot on target from an acute angle.

59mins

Gerrard may have been carrying a slight knock, could explain his dismal display.

57mins

Jonathan Woodgate and Joe Cole are thrown on for Ferdinand and Gerrard.

57mins

Kovac feeds sub Jarolim and his fires a shot high and wide from 30 yards.

56mins

Rooney finally finds some space and plays in Heskey, but Ujfalusi is in quickly to clear the danger.

54mins

The second Czech goal has certainly put England on the back foot.

52mins

Gerrard almost gets in on the left, but has to check back on to his right foot and the chance goes begging.

49mins

A fantastic set-piece from the left-back, James had absolutely no chance of making a save.

48mins

ENGLAND 1-2 CZECH REPUBLIC, JANKULOVSKI curls an exquisite free-kick into the top corner of the net with James rooted to the spot.

47mins

The Czechs win a free-kick right on the edge of the area, shortly after Polak shot narrowly wide.

46mins

The Czechs have brought on David Jarolim, Zdenek Pospech and Vaclav Sverkos for Baros, Vlcek and Grygera.

46mins

Emile Heskey has replaced Defoe.

46mins

The Czech Republic start the second period at a rain-soaked Wembley.

45mins

Half-Time: ENGLAND 1-1 CZECH REPUBLIC.

45mins

ENGLAND 1-1 CZECH REPUBLIC, a Beckham corner reaps dividends as BROWN arrives right on cue to power a header past the stranded Cech.

43mins

Half-time is just around the corner and Capello looks a bit fed-up to be honest, as Pearce barks out the instructions.

41mins

Beckham lofts a dreadful ball into the area from 40 yards out and Cech has no trouble in plucking the ball out of the air.

39mins

Gerrard tries to curl in an ambitious 30-yard shot after a rare fluent move by England, Cech makes the save.

38mins

Gerrard feeds Defoe in the inside left channel and his fierce left-foot shot is parried away by the alert Cech.

37mins

You cannot believe how quiet Wembley is at the moment and even a Rooney shot brings a mere flicker of noise.

35mins

Gerrard collects a long crossfield pass from Brown and his shot is deflected away for a corner.

33mins

The Czechs launch a quick counter-attack, but Jan Polak shoots well wide of target from 25 yards.

32mins

Cech is again on hand to gather a Defoe drive from distance.

31mins

Beckham's corner is cleared back out to him and from the second cross Cech is in the right place to grab a Rooney header.

31mins

Ujfalusi has to clear for a corner as Brown bends in a good cross from the right.

29mins

Half an hour gone and it's all a bit static in the rain at Wembley.

27mins

Defoe finally gets a chance to shoot on sight, but his right-foot effort is straight at Cech from 15 yards.

25mins

The rain is pouring down at Wembley as the home fans remain steadfastly silent.

23mins

England got caught totally on the hop there, with their right flank cut wide open by Marek Jankulovski and Radek Sirl.

22mins

ENGLAND 0-1 CZECH REPUBLIC, BAROS turns away from Terry 12 yards out and his shot is deflected past James by the covering Ashley Cole.

20mins

Gerrard lifts the ball into the area and Cech makes a comfortable catch.

17mins

David Beckham takes the free-kick and drives it straight into the defensive wall, what a waste.

16mins

Gerrard dives over a tackle from Tomas Ujfalusi and wins a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area.

15mins

Milan Baros is released in the inside right channel, shrugs off Ferdinand and drives a low shot across goal, forcing David James into a smart, low save and Wes Brown completes the clearance.

14mins

No clear chances for either side as yet, but the Czechs are starting to see a bit more of the ball.

12mins

Barry clatters into Jaroslav Plasil in midfield and gets the first yellow card of the game.

10mins

Gerrard and Zdenek Grygera go flying into a 50-50 challenge and the referee gives England a free-kick.

8mins

Gerrard drives in a low right-foot drive from all of 35 yards, with Petr Cech forced to get down quickly to make the block.

7mins

The first Czech attack of the game ends with Stanislav Vlcek scuffing a shot wide of the far post from 12 yards out.

6mins

Radoslav Kovac is given a talking to for a foul on Rooney, but it was more of a slip really.

5mins

Capello looks impassive on the bench, with Stuart Pearce taking notes alongside him.

4mins

The home fans are completely silent, where has the Wembley roar gone these days?

3mins

Gareth Barry has clearly been handed the anchor role in midfield, with Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard given licence to roam forward.

1mins

A quiet start to the game, with England enjoying most of the possession.

1mins

England get the game underway.

0mins

Meanwhile, the England attack is led by Wayne Rooney and Jermain Defoe.

0mins

Capello has named John Terry as the captain of his side, with the Chelsea man preferred to Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand.

0mins

Fabio Capello's England take on the Czech Republic in their latest friendly international at Wembley.