PEEEEEEEP PEEEEEP PEEP. Well England are sent home in emphatic style by Germany. England were never in this world cup. Best they go home.
2 minutes of added time
89:00 – Lampard tries a shot from far out that Neuer saves. Going through the motions here as England just want to get on the plane. They played well for about 20 minutes but their patchwork aged defense was finally called out against some beautiful, quality, slick, attacking from Germany.
87:00 – SWP on for Johnson. Well that shows the lack of depth in this England squad. I’m pretty sure after Joe Cole, that Crouch should have been introduced.
81:00 – Gerrard has a nice run and shot but it is very well saved by Neuer and goes out for a corner.
71:00 -Heskey on Dafoe. Not very inspiring that. England’s defense, good in the group games is obviously not up to defending against quality opponents.
70:00 – GOOOOAAAL – Terrible defending by England as their slow defense gets ripped part and Moller sends his second into the back of the net. Germany 4 – England 1
67:00 – GOOOOOAAAL. Muller with a classic counter goal as off a terrible Lampard free kick that hits the wall and its a 3 on 2 that Muller slams home. Germany 3 – England 1
64:00 – Joe Cole on, Milner off. The media and public have been clamoring for him. Lets see what he can do.
63:00 – The boss of pigs goes very close as his shot fizzles just wide.
61:00 – England starting to maintain more possession and looking slightly more dangerous. Rooney beginning to wake up ever so slightly.
53:00 – Lampard tries his luck from a long distance and it hits the cross bar. Close their from the Chelsea man.
49:00 – Gerrard does well to run down the wing and cut back but instead of shooting goes for it himself. Nice play poor decision.
47:00 – Friedrich gets the first yellow of the match for a foul on Dafoe.
TWEEEET. second half is underway.
Mick Jagger signing autographs. Wonder how is night with Bill went?
1 minutes of added time.
40:00 – That was a great shot by Lampard. Momentum has switched. England need to be careful they don’t give up anymore.
39:00 – England have a goal disallowed as his shot is a 2 feet over the line but the ref and sideline judges make an error.
37:00 – GOOOOOOOOAAAAAL. Upson with a fine header of a Gerrard cross. Germany 2 – England 1
35:00 – Milner sends in a great ball, that Lampard touches goal bound but Neuer does very well to save.
34:00 – GOOOOOOAAAAL Podolski. England are in shambles as they get carved up again and the ball ends up in Podolski’s feet and he scores from a very tight angle. Germany 2 – England 0
32:00 – Dafoe has a header off the bar but he was barely offside.
31:00 – Lovely bit of one touch football, including a back heel completely shreds the English defense but James does very well to save with his feet.
27:00 – England trying to regroup here. Germany seems content to defend for a bit
20:00 – GOOOOOOOAAAAAL. Klose. A long boot from the German keeper takes once bounce between Terry and Upson, who seem confused and Klose slides in and taps it beyond James. That was very poor from the English center backs.
19:00 – Lampard wins a free kick in a dangerous area and per usual slams it hard against the wall.
18:00 – Rooney showing some industry but his passing is poor as for the second time he sends a long pass askew.
17:00 – Khedira runs across the pitch and tries his luck but it was very high.
12:00 – Both teams playing well, feeling each other out. Milner sends in a cross looking for Dafoes head. Tough strategy that — looking for the smallest player in a sea of tall Germans.
5:00 – Ozil breaks clear and has only James to beat but his shot is weak yet awkward and James saves an easy shot awkwardly. Corner for Germany but it goes straight at James.
4:00 – Rooney called for an offside and gives a death stare at the ref.
3:00 – Ozil looks like the danger man as he holds up for Podolski but he is muscled out by Barry. I can see this being either a terribly exciting game or frightfully boring.
Tweeeet. They’re off
No love lost here, as Macca reports that South American teams wold be hugging each other…hmmm not sure if Brazil versus Argentina would do that but as you were.
Germany: Lahm, Friedrich, Mertesacker, Boateng, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, Klose.
Subs: Wiese, Jansen, Aogo, Tasci, Kiessling, Badstuber, Trochowski, Cacau, Kroos, Marin, Gomez, Butt.
England: James, Johnson, Terry, Upson, Ashley Cole, Milner, Lampard, Barry, Gerrard, Defoe, Rooney.
Subs: Green, Dawson, Lennon, Crouch, Joe Cole, Warnock, Wright-Phillips, Carragher, Heskey, King, Carrick, Hart.
Well it’s a battle of the “old” enemies.