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Shot from close range by Stewart Downing misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines played to the near post, Johan Djourou makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on James Milner by Innocent Emeghara results in a free kick. James Milner takes the free kick.
Admir Mehmedi produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Granit Xhaka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Milner. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.
Innocent Emeghara joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tranquillo Barnetta.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rio Ferdinand on Admir Mehmedi. The referee shows Rio Ferdinand a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Xherdan Shaqiri delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line.
Admir Mehmedi concedes a free kick for a foul on Glen Johnson. John Terry takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Xherdan Shaqiri from the right by-line, save made by Joe Hart.
Corner taken left-footed by Xherdan Shaqiri from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by James Milner.
Gokhan Inler takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Terry on Granit Xhaka. Direct free kick taken by Blerim Dzemaili.
Ashley Young produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
Tranquillo Barnetta challenges Jack Wilshere unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Gokhan Inler takes a shot.
(England) makes a substitution, with Stewart Downing coming on for Theo Walcott.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rio Ferdinand by Admir Mehmedi. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Eren Derdiyok leaves the field to be replaced by Admir Mehmedi.
Ashley Young takes a shot. Save by Diego Benaglio. Darren Bent produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
Centre by Stephan Lichtsteiner, John Terry makes a clearance.
Ashley Young takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the left by-line to the near post, Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.
Granit Xhaka takes a shot. Blocked by Rio Ferdinand. Foul by Gokhan Inler on Theo Walcott, free kick awarded. Rio Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.
Darren Bent takes a shot. Save made by Diego Benaglio.
Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Tranquillo Barnetta. Jack Wilshere is booked. Direct free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.
Xherdan Shaqiri takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
Blerim Dzemaili produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Ashley Young takes a shot. Blocked by Johan Djourou.
James Milner decides to take the corner short.
The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, clearance by Johan Djourou.
The ball is sent over by Ashley Young.
Blerim Dzemaili joins the action as a substitute, replacing Valon Behrami.
Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Young from the left by-line.
Xherdan Shaqiri takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a comfortable save.
Xherdan Shaqiri takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Parker.
Foul by Rio Ferdinand on Granit Xhaka, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Xherdan Shaqiri from right channel, save made by Joe Hart.
Ashley Young scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. England 2-2 Switzerland.Assist by Leighton Baines.
Philippe Senderos challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Parker.
Foul by Glen Johnson on Tranquillo Barnetta, free kick awarded. Reto Ziegler takes the direct free kick.
Ashley Young comes on in place of Frank Lampard.
James Milner fouled by Valon Behrami, the ref awards a free kick. Valon Behrami is shown a yellow card. Strike comes in from Frank Lampard from the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Reto Ziegler, clearance made by Rio Ferdinand.
The official flags Darren Bent offside. Indirect free kick taken by Diego Benaglio.
Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Stephan Lichtsteiner results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by James Milner, Header from close range by Darren Bent misses to the right of the goal.
The referee books Johan Djourou for unsporting behaviour.
Johan Djourou concedes a Penalty for a foul on Jack Wilshere. Power penalty scored by Frank Lampard. England 1-2 Switzerland.Jack Wilshere provided the assist for the goal.
Jack Wilshere takes a shot. Johan Djourou gets a block in.
Foul by Scott Parker on Reto Ziegler, free kick awarded. Tranquillo Barnetta grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. England 0-2 Switzerland.
Foul by Glen Johnson on Reto Ziegler, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Diego Benaglio.
Foul by Frank Lampard on Tranquillo Barnetta, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tranquillo Barnetta from left channel, A goal is scored by Tranquillo Barnetta from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. England 0-1 Switzerland.
Leighton Baines replaces Ashley Cole.
Foul by Valon Behrami on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded. John Terry takes the direct free kick.
Rio Ferdinand produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Outswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Eren Derdiyok.
Scott Parker produces a cross, James Milner produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Foul by James Milner on Stephan Lichtsteiner, free kick awarded. Diego Benaglio restarts play with the free kick.
Xherdan Shaqiri challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Unfair challenge on Stephan Lichtsteiner by James Milner results in a free kick. Diego Benaglio restarts play with the free kick.
Gokhan Inler has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.
Tranquillo Barnetta takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in. Xherdan Shaqiri takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.
Granit Xhaka concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Parker. Jack Wilshere takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Darren Bent. Indirect free kick taken by Diego Benaglio.
Effort on goal by Eren Derdiyok from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Jack Wilshere gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephan Lichtsteiner. Xherdan Shaqiri crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Rio Ferdinand manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard, Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Eren Derdiyok. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Gokhan Inler takes a shot. Save made by Joe Hart.
Darren Bent is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Diego Benaglio.
Eren Derdiyok takes a shot. Save by Joe Hart.
James Milner is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Diego Benaglio takes the indirect free kick.
Reto Ziegler concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Walcott. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard, Glen Johnson takes a shot. Diego Benaglio makes a save.
Glen Johnson fouled by Granit Xhaka, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
Terry and Ferdinand getting on with the job
England skipper John Terry insists he and Rio Ferdinand are comfortable as team-mates as they prepare to play together for the first time in 13 months against Switzerland at Wembley on Saturday.
The duo will link up in the Euro 2012 qualifier for the first time since Terry was reinstated as skipper in place of the injured Ferdinand for the clash with Wales in March.
It was Ferdinand's fitness which effectively led to Terry regaining the armband from the Manchester United defender after being stripped of it himself a year earlier because of his off-the-field behaviour.
Now the experienced duo are reunited for the first time since the 2010 World Cup warm-up friendly with Japan - and the first time they have formed a central defensive partnership in a competitive game since the October 2009 meeting with Belarus.
Terry said: "Things are not uncomfortable between us, not at all.
"Rio has got an awful lot to give in the dressing room anyway which he naturally will, like the (other) older players in the squad.
"We made contact before anything happened between ourselves. It stays private between us but it is all okay and very much similar to when I lost the armband to Rio.
"I made contact with him and he was fine. It was just about doing the right thing for our country.
"We are in a privileged position to play for our country, we've both experienced being captain which is the greatest honour of all. We fully support each other."
Terry is hoping the pair of them can enjoy an extended spell in the side ahead of the Euro 2012 finals - assuming England qualify.
He said: "Since Rio has come back from his injury at Manchester United, he has looked awesome again.
"We haven't played as much as we would have liked together with England.
"But it is a chance now to maybe start together and build on from there.
"Hopefully in the next year it can put us in the right position in the group to qualify and have our partnership cemented."
Terry also believes the relationship between head coach Fabio Capello and Ferdinand, plus all the other players, is healthy.
He said: "It is not just the relationship between those two guys (Ferdinand and Capello), it's the manager's relationship with everyone.
"I think over the years it has got better and better every time we meet up with the understanding of him, knowing what he likes and what makes him tick and him knowing what makes us tick.
"I think we've got a really good balance at the moment of where we are."
It is eight years since Terry made his England debut against Serbia and Montenegro and he admits there is still much to achieve before he ends his career.
He said: "You are never going to feel fulfilled unless we win something.
"That is the ultimate aim. On a personal note, I feel I've got an awful lot of games left in me.
"I've got three years left on my Chelsea contract and am looking to stay at the very top for as long as possible.
"But to lead England into a tournament is a big incentive as well.
Terry believes the England players have benefited from a week's break after the conclusion of the domestic season but is adamant everyone is focused fully on claiming three points against the Swiss.
He said: "The break has been very important. It's been rest and recovery.
"But as a player, you go away knowing you've got this game, so I was training twice a day, like many of the lads were from having spoken to them.
"You don't switch off as a player. You do a bit in the morning, a bit in the gym in the evening, and making sure you are ready to go again for this big game."
Capello will be picking from strength after all 24 members of his England squad reported for their final training session.
The earlier losses of Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick and David Stockdale, who was replaced by Robert Green, have reduced Capello's options slightly.
However, it is not thought to have affected his intended starting line-up.
With Wayne Rooney suspended and Liverpool duo Andy Carroll and Steven Gerrard missing through injury, the England line-up is expected to show two changes from the one that defeated Wales in March.
Rio Ferdinand is likely to come in for absent Tottenham defender Michael Dawson, with either Theo Walcott, James Milner or Adam Johnson replacing Rooney.
England held by Swiss
England dropped two precious points in their bid to reach next summer's European Championship finals after a 2-2 draw with Switzerland at Wembley.
Switzerland profited from a pair of inexplicable errors from the normally solid Joe Hart to establish a two-goal cushion.
Although England rallied through a Frank Lampard penalty and a superb second-half effort from Ashley Young, who had replaced the Chelsea man at half-time, the hosts could not force home a third.
Darren Bent blew their best chance when he blasted over with the goal at his mercy and Stewart Downing also wasted a glorious opportunity right at the death.
But a year after their World Cup misery, England extended a winless streak on home soil to four matches for the first time in 30 years, Admir Mehmedi coming far too close for comfort to snatching all three points for the visitors in stoppage time.
It meant a loss of initiative in Group G and what now seems certain to be a tense fight with Montenegro, who host England in Podgorica on October 7.
With far too many fans still outside when the game started, England began with a wobble.
Switzerland had already served notice that the injection of youth by coach Ottmar Hitzfeld made them a far more potent outfit than they have been for some years.
Even whilst they were beating eventual winners Spain in their opening World Cup match last summer, their strategy was largely a defensive one.
By the time they were blitzed by England in Basle last September, they had reached the end of their shelf life. It appeared England had not been monitoring their opponents because after a bright start, they were pulled apart far too easily.
Hart denied Gokhan Inler, Eren Derdiyok fired over, then Xherdan Shaqiri sent a curling effort towards the far corner which England's hitherto confident and undisputed number one goalkeeper kept out with a smart save.
It took an excellent Ashley Cole tackle to block Valon Behrami's route to goal, and England could easily have been behind before the twin aberration that left them in huge trouble.
There appeared no obvious danger when Barnetta floated his first free-kick to the far post.
As Rio Ferdinand went for it, Hart remained rooted to the spot. By the time Ferdinand had failed to make contact, his movement was too late and the ball crept in at the far post.
When asked about the potential for making mistakes earlier this week, Hart said he accepted it as part of the job. He might not be so reflective about such matters now, given he was also culpable for Switzerland's second.
Hart could justifiably argue that England would not have conceded had Theo Walcott and James Milner done their jobs and remained static and together in a two-man wall.
Once they split, Barnetta had a huge hole to drive his shot through. Hart paid the ultimate price for not stationing anyone on the near post, only able to stick out a foot to help the ball over the line in his desperation to reach it.
England instantly halved the deficit thanks to Johan Djourou's ill-advised lunge on Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere.
There was more conviction about the penalty award than Lampard's spot-kick. It still found its way in though, under the body of Diego Benaglio.
Hart delivered a few angry comments towards a cameraman who got rather too close after the half-time whistle had gone.
When England returned, they did so without Lampard.
The introduction of Young did not require the validation of his equaliser. However, that Lampard was the man to make way represented a bold move on Fabio Capello's behalf, and one that could be a pointer to the Chelsea man's 86-cap England career given Steven Gerrard will eventually return from injury.
Young's impact was quick and brilliant. Profiting from assistance by Milner and Leighton Baines, who had replaced an injured Cole, the winger many expect to join Manchester United this summer found the bottom corner with a precise shot.
It mirrored the goalscoring order from that awful night against Croatia that spawned all those "Wally with the Brolly" gags.
England lost on that occasion. This time they fancied their chances of ending up on the winning side.
After Wilshere had been booked for a lunge on Barnetta, Young forced a save out of Benaglio with a powerful shot.
The rebound rolled invitingly to Bent. But with only the goalkeeper to beat, he blasted over.
Young then clipped a first-time effort over after Milner had outsmarted Djourou by the touchline.
England could get no closer. A year on from South Africa, Capello's anniversary was no cause for celebration.
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