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  • Klose (20), Podolski (32), Muller (67), Muller (70)
  • Upson (37)
  • Date:2010-06-27
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
  • Attendance:40510
  • Referee:Larrionda, J

Live Commentary

90mins

Full-Time: GERMANY 4-1 ENGLAND.

90mins

What can you say, England have been torn apart on the counter-attack by Germany and the Lampard 'goal' seems like an age ago.

90mins

Two minutes of added time to endure.

90mins

Wright-Phillips crosses from the right, but it's straight at Neuer.

90mins

Into the final minute of normal time.

89mins

Lampard strikes a superb right-footer from distance, but Neuer is right behind it.

89mins

The next flag-kick is touched goalwards by Rooney and Neuer collects comfortably.

88mins

Rooney and Gerrard set up a short corner and Neuer makes a block at his near post.

87mins

Johnson limps off and Shaun Wright-Phillips is on.

87mins

Podolski is caught offside on the edge of the area.

85mins

Five minutes to go and England are set for an embarrassing exit from the competition.

83mins

Stefan Kiessling takes the place of the impressive Ozil.

82mins

Glen Johnson is cautioned for a foul on Ozil.

81mins

Neuer makes a fine save as Gerrard breaks into the area on to an accurate Rooney lay-off. That was a rare spark from the England captain.

79mins

Gomez wriggles clear on the right before firing a shot well wide of the near post.

78mins

Germany knock the ball around with ease, England's fighting spirit has been extinguished.

77mins

Gomez turns back inside when played clean through, a wasted opening.

77mins

England are heading for their worst-ever World Cup finals defeat at the moment.

75mins

Schweinsteiger wins a free-kick as Germany wind down the clock.

75mins

Fifteen minutes to play and the England fans cannot be heard now, it has all gone horribly wrong.

73mins

Germany coach Joachim Low still looks a little worried, he should be smiling by now.

72mins

Piotr Trochowski takes over from two-goal Muller and Mario Gomez replaces Klose.

72mins

England are surely dead and buried now, their defensive play has been an absolute joke.

71mins

Defoe is off and Emile Heskey is on.

70mins

GERMANY 4-1 ENGLAND, unbelievable. Another quick break and Ozil calmly sidefoots the ball across the area for MULLER to power home his second.

69mins

Muller slices a shot wide from 20 yards with England all over the place.

68mins

England got caught cold yet again, they were on the attack and within seconds they are two goals behind again.

67mins

GERMANY 3-1 ENGLAND, England are caught on the counter and Schweinsteiger coolly plays in MULLER, who blasts a shot past James at his near post.

66mins

Rooney is blocked by Friedrich 35 yards out, free-kick to England.

65mins

Twenty-five minutes to go and England are still very much in the game.

64mins

Milner makes way for Joe Cole.

64mins

Boateng blasts a shot hopelessly over the top from distance after good work by Ozil and Khedira.

63mins

Schweinsteiger smacks a shot a yard wide of James' far post from 20 yards out.

62mins

Defoe is denied by a vital interception by Friedrich.

62mins

England are starting to boss the game, with Germany looking shaky.

61mins

Rooney plays in Milner on the right, but his shot is blocked by Boateng.

61mins

Milner whips in a cross from the right, it's just too close to Neuer.

60mins

Rooney tries to find Lampard, who has been a key figure after a slow start to the game.

60mins

Muller makes space just outside the area and thinks he has won a corner, but a goal-kick is given.

59mins

Upson lifts a throughball out for a German goal-kick. Apart from his goal he has had a nightmare so far.

58mins

Lahm's weak backpass almost lets in Defoe, but Neuer gets there just in time to hack the ball clear.

57mins

Gerrard wastes a good position as he lifts an attempted shot weakly into the arms of Neuer.

56mins

Germany take a short corner and then knock the ball around patiently.

55mins

Terry concedes a corner with a hint of a handball.

55mins

James collects as Schweinsteiger overhits a throughball.

54mins

Neuer is warned for taking time to take a goal-kick.

53mins

Klose is caught offside as the England fans start to burst into life.

52mins

Lampard whips in a superb effort which hammers against the crossbar and comes back out, what a let-off for Neuer.

52mins

Rooney wins a free-kick 40 yards out, a chance for England to test Neuer again.

51mins

The pace of the game has dropped off to a jog.

50mins

Even the crowd are a little quiet at the moment, the England fans were making a right racket at half-time.

48mins

Capello looks a little more calm now.

47mins

Friedrich is booked for a foul on Defoe.

47mins

A low-key opening after the hurly-burly of the first 45 minutes.

46mins

Germany start the second half.

45mins

Half-Time: GERMANY 2-1 ENGLAND.

45mins

One minute of added time to be played.

44mins

Cole reaches a Gerrard pass just before the goal-line, but his cross is cleared by the first defender.

43mins

Ozil trips his way past Cole, but Barry is back to cover and England get a goal-kick.

42mins

Well, as always with these two countries, there's been plenty of action and plenty of talking points.

41mins

Shades of 1966 and all that, but this time the decision went against England, Lampard has been robbed.

39mins

Podolski rockets a shot narrowly wide of target from long range.

38mins

It should have been 2-2. Lampard's exquisite chip from 20 yards beats Neuer and hit the underside of the crossbar and bounces down well over the line, but no goal is given.

37mins

GERMANY 2-1 ENGLAND, UPSON partially redeems himself as he meets a Gerrard ball into the area and heads home with Neuer nowhere near the ball.

36mins

Klose almost gets in following a corner as England's defence yet again stand still like statues.

35mins

Lampard is within inches of pulling a goal back as he reaches a James Milner cross, but sees his effort hit Neuer.

34mins

The English defence were all over the place again, Capello is looking for divine help.

32mins

GERMANY 2-0 ENGLAND, Muller is in on the left and lifts the ball out to PODOLSKI at the far post and he smashes a left-foot shot through the legs of the advancing James.

32mins

Defoe heads against the crossbar, but the offside flag is already up.

31mins

James saves England. A fluent passing involving Khedira and Per Mertesacker move sees Klose through on goal, only for the England keeper to block with his legs.

30mins

Half an hour gone and England have yet to force Neuer into serious action, they need to up the pace.

29mins

Upson sprays a long ball way upfield and out for a Germany goal-kick.

28mins

Capello is off the bench and barking out instructions.

27mins

Schweinsteiger loses the ball as he tries to lead an attack, but Germany have the advantage at the moment.

26mins

Upson wins a free-kick as he is put under more pressure from Klose.

25mins

Barry tests Neuer with a shot from long-range after England play the ball around patiently.

24mins

Rooney drifts in off the left flank and fires a shot well wide of the far post from distance.

22mins

Arne Friedrich heads away as Defoe tries to make something happen.

21mins

What a terrible goal to give away, both Terry and Upson were asleep as the ball came through.

20mins

GERMANY 1-0 ENGLAND, Terry and Matthew Upson are caught out by a long goal-kick and KLOSE runs through and slides the ball past the exposed James.

20mins

Gerrard's ambitious cross from the right just beats the corner flag and is out for a goal-kick to Germany.

19mins

Lampard's free-kick is straight at the defensive wall.

18mins

Frank Lampard is on the pitch and wins a free-kick 30 yards from goal, a chance for England to test Neuer.

17mins

Glen Johnson brings down Podolski after Rooney gave up possession with a misplaced pass.

16mins

Khedira makes space 25 yards out, but his left-foot shot is sliced well wide of target.

15mins

Lahm lifts a cross in from the right towards Sami Khedira, but James is out to make a confident catch.

14mins

Cole almost gets in down the left, but Philipp Lahm is back to cover and win a goal-kick.

13mins

Cole leaps into a challenge on Thomas Muller and the German forward is down.

11mins

Podolski leads a German counter, but he shoots when he had team-mates well placed.

10mins

Steven Gerrard attempts to find Defoe, but his pass is overhit and keeper Manuel Neuer collects.

9mins

James comes to John Terry's rescue after he was beaten to a looping ball by Klose.

8mins

It's been lively stuff so far.

7mins

Ozil threatens again on the right, but his weak cross is cleared away and England break.

6mins

That was a bit of an escape for England, who got caught by a simple ball over the top.

5mins

James deals with the corner and England clear.

5mins

First chance of the game as Mesut Ozil runs clear on the right and under pressure from Ashley Cole sees his shot blocked away for a corner by David James.

4mins

Wayne Rooney tenaciously wins the ball in midfield and a matter of seconds later an offside flag stops his clear run through the middle.

3mins

Gareth Barry shields the ball out for a goal-kick under pressure from Lukas Podolski.

2mins

England enjoy the early possession.

1mins

Jermain Defoe chases a long ball over the top, but cannot find a team-mate with his pass.

1mins

Referee Jorge Larrionda gets the game underway, with England in all red taking the kick-off.

0mins

Striker Miroslav Klose starts for Germany in place of the injured Cacau, while Jerome Boateng and Bastian Schweinsteiger have recovered from knocks to feature.

0mins

Fabio Capello has named the same side that started in the 1-0 win over Slovenia which edged England through to the knockout stages.

0mins

England take on Germany in the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein in the pick of the World Cup round of 16 ties.

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Davesays

(28 Jun 2010, 02:23)

England are not world beaters but they were not that bad- lampard goal that wasnt rooney clear through to be brought back fr offside when it wasnt defoe hits te bar lampard hits the bar again brilliant save by the keeper on lampard there were other good chances but thats 5 more goals than we got we had more possesion fact! passed the ball more with the same accuracy as the germans fact! more corners fact! more shots fact! the first oal was awful granted but their second was the team goal of the tournement. From ten on we were chasing the game and bar a very poor refereeing decision we could have been talking about how we pulled it out whn it matters and what a great game it was. Germany are a very tasty team something Argentina will find ot soon. We did play well (with a couple of exceptions) but they we just better. We have no right to think we are favourites to beat he germans and if oudo - her have you been for the last 20 years? That said the Italien bloke made the worst decisions concievable from match one Rooney neds to be fined and I know its not Heskey's fault but I pry at was his last game for England - even the villa fans must agree on that one

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Match Report

England's World Cup campaign ended in total humiliation in the first knockout round as they suffered their worst-ever finals defeat, being comprehensively beaten 4-1 by Germany in Bloemfontein.

Fabio Capello named the same side that started in the 1-0 win over Slovenia which edged England through to the knockout stages.

Striker Miroslav Klose started for Germany in place of the injured Cacau, while Jerome Boateng and Bastian Schweinsteiger recovered from knocks to feature.

The first chance of the game fell to Germany five minutes in as Mesut Ozil got clear on the right and under pressure from Ashley Cole saw his shot blocked away for a corner by David James.

Soon after a long ball through the middle almost caught England out and a similar move led to the opening goal with 20 minutes played.

John Terry and Matthew Upson were sleeping as Manuel Neuer's long goal-kick bounced through and the predatory Klose pounced to slide a right-foot shot past the exposed James.

Just past the half-hour mark it was almost 2-0 as a fluent passing involving Sami Khedira and Per Mertesacker move played Klose through on goal, but James was out quickly to block with his legs.

Within a minute Germany did get a second, as Thomas Muller got in on the left and lifted the ball out to Lukas Podolski at the far post and he smashed a left-foot shot through the legs of the advancing James.

Five minutes later England were back in the game, as Steven Gerrard crossed into the area from the right and Upson made up for his earlier error by heading home past a hesitant Neuer.

Inside a minute it should have been 2-2 when Lampard's exquisite chip from 20 yards beat Neuer and hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced down well over the line. However, no goal was given and Germany survived to take a slender lead into the interval.

The second half got off the a slow start, before seven minutes in Lampard lashed a long-range free-kick against the crossbar with Neuer grasping at thin air.

Just before the hour mark Philipp Lahm's weak backpass almost let in Defoe, but Neuer got there just in time to hack the ball clear, as England turned up the heat and went in search of an equaliser.

However, midway through the half, England were caught on the break yet again and Germany restored their two-goal cushion.

A quick counter ended with Schweinsteiger calmly taking the right option, playing in Muller on the right side and he blasted a shot past James at his near post.

Three minutes later and it was 4-1 as Germany's quickfire attacks paid off yet again. Ozil ran clear down the left and sidefooted the ball across the area for Muller to power home his second of the game.

Muller's double extinguished the fight in the England team, with their only late chance coming nine minutes from time when Neuer made a fine save as Gerrard broke into the area on to an accurate Rooney lay-off.

The final whistle sounded after two minutes of added time, with England a sorry and well beaten outfit and Germany looking forward to yet another quarter-final.

Germany

England

Corners

46

Fouls

76

Goal attempts

1315

Shots off target

76

Offsides

42

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