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England v Brazil - latest from Wembley

Minute-by-minute text commentary of England's friendly match against Brazil

  • 45 min: A little rendition of God Save the Queen from the England fans. And then it's Cesar saves Brazil as he is forced to make a decent stop from Walcott. Nearly half-time.
    2/6/2013 8:18:08 PM
  • HT: The one added minute at the end of the first half sees a lovely bit of trickery from Neymar - but not much substance. The whistle goes.
    2/6/2013 8:20:00 PM
  • HT: What a great first half here at Wembley. England are 1-0 up thanks to Rooney's drilled low shot from the edge of the box midway through the half.
    2/6/2013 8:22:36 PM
  • HT: While friendlies are normally rubbish - this one certainly hasn't been. There could have been many more goals. Ronaldino saw his penalty saved while Neymar had a couple of great chances to back up all the hype.
    2/6/2013 8:23:49 PM
  • HT: But it's not all been Brazil - England have been superb at times, passing it around in a style better associated with tonight's opponents. Cleverley and Wilshere in particular have been great.
    2/6/2013 8:24:55 PM
  • HT: I'll be back for the second half shortly. Will England hold on to beat Brazil for the first time in 23 years?
    2/6/2013 8:25:33 PM
  • HT: Just a minute away from the restart. The teams are out.
    2/6/2013 8:35:23 PM
  • HT: Couple of changes for England. Cleverley is off for Lampard and Cole is off for Baines.
    2/6/2013 8:36:04 PM
  • Three changes for Brazil. Fred is on for Fabiano, Ramires is off for Arouca and Ronaldinho is replaced by Lucas.
    2/6/2013 8:37:11 PM
  • 46 min: Second half is underway...
    2/6/2013 8:37:31 PM
  • 47 min: Some great interplay between Gerrard, Rooney and Wilshere sees the first of those three shoot from the edge of the box. Cesar saves but Rooney very nearly follows it up.
    2/6/2013 8:38:41 PM
  • Nooooo!! They brought ronaldinho off!! #aretheyhigh ???
  • 47 min: GOAL! Fred for Brazil.
    2/6/2013 8:40:16 PM
  • 48 min: It's a shocker for Cahill. The Chelsea defender tries to take it out of defence but a heavy touch gives it away and Fred places it into the corner.
    2/6/2013 8:41:34 PM
  • 51 min: Off the bar! Nearly another for substitute Fred who curls it onto the bar with Hart rooted to the spot.
    2/6/2013 8:42:21 PM
  • 54 min: England yet to settle in this half. Is it the changes? We won't have to have that old 'can Lampard and Gerrard play together' debate will we? Hope not.
    2/6/2013 8:45:20 PM
  • 55 min: Wilshere over runs it on the edge of the Brazil box and in a flash the yellow shirts are up the other end. Neymar shows yet more trickery before teeing up Oscar. Good defending sees it out.
    2/6/2013 8:47:14 PM
  • 56 min: Cahill very nearly atones for his earlier mistake. The defender sneaks in to meet Gerrard's corner and it takes a brilliant Cesar save to tip it over. How it that man playing for QPR?
    2/6/2013 8:48:14 PM
  • Great Save Julio Cesar #QPR happy, come on England #EngBra #LFC #YNWA
  • 59 min: So close. Brilliant work by Walcott gives him room to cross low from the byline. Cesar just gets there before an on rushing Welbeck before Lampard slams it over the bar from the edge of the box. Much better by England.
    2/6/2013 8:51:08 PM
  • Theo Walcott is unreal!
  • That's why Walcott should be a winger
  • 59 min: GOAL! Lampard for England!
    2/6/2013 8:51:56 PM
  • 62 min: England back ahead and it's thanks to more good work from Walcott. The Arsenal man crosses before the ball breakto Rooney. Rooney touches it to the edge of the box where Lampard curls it into the top corner. That shot could not have got any closer to the post without pinging back out. Great goal.
    2/6/2013 8:53:49 PM
  • Perplexing that Chelski are letting Lampard leave.
  • 63 min: Just after the goal Welbeck went off for Milner.
    2/6/2013 8:55:06 PM
  • 65 min: Jean, who has just come on, gets a chance to shoot. He really whacks it but it's not Hart who should be concerned, but the fans behind the goal.
    2/6/2013 8:56:41 PM
  • 68 min: Things have calmed down a little now - hope all the substitutions don't spoil the game - has been brilliant up until now. Neymar has a tame shot at goal.
    2/6/2013 8:59:10 PM
  • 69 min: The customary Mexican wave is going round. Everyone got a bit distracted just then though as Neymar tried something special - an overhead kick from the edge of the box. Well over.
    2/6/2013 9:00:58 PM
  • 71 min: Some confusion at the back for Brazil. Baines puts a great cross across the box and everyone stops for a moment before it runs right through. The Everton man hasn't done too much yet since replacing Cole. Great chance to shine for him tonight. Luis is on for Brazil.
    2/6/2013 9:02:50 PM
  • 73 min: It's out for a Brazil corner but Gerrard heads safely away. Less than 20 minutes for England to hold onto a famous victory.
    2/6/2013 9:04:10 PM
  • 74 min: Excellent link up play between Rooney and Milner but there's no one there for the final pass. Walcott is then unable to get on the end of a one-two with Lampard. England are really trying to play the right way tonight. And succeeding.
    2/6/2013 9:05:46 PM
  • England created football, brazil perfected it. #brazilvsengland #football
  • First time england score twice against brazil since 1984
  • 76 min: Walcott is off for Lennon. Walcott really has been special tonight.
    2/6/2013 9:07:33 PM
  • 77 min: Not sure this is important - but the amount of hair on show between Brazil's centre backs Luiz and Dante is something to behold. You could fill a few pillows with all that. Fred has a shot blocked.
    2/6/2013 9:08:48 PM
  • If you crossed David luiz's hair with leighton baines barnet....I'm sure you would need a license for the result

  • 80 min: Luiz (and his hair) are off for Miranda as Brazil go forward in search of an equaliser. Not getting much joy at the moment though as Hart collects.
    2/6/2013 9:11:27 PM
  • 83 min: Baines gets over the half-way line and plays it to Milner who wins England a foul. Johnson then puts it out for a goal kick though. Time for composure.
    2/6/2013 9:14:34 PM
  • 84 min: Fred gets his feet in a bit of a muddle just inside the England box but is still able to get a shot away. It's wide though.
    2/6/2013 9:15:40 PM
  • 86 min: Just five minutes to go here. England are looking good for a win here - that'll be Brazil and Spain beaten here at Wembley in just a matter of months if they can hold on.
    2/6/2013 9:17:44 PM
  • 88 min: Dante makes a mistake which Wilshere capitalises on brilliantly. It ends up with Milner on the left of the box - and looking a little but confused on what to do with - crosses it straight to Cesar.
    2/6/2013 9:19:41 PM
  • 90 min: Gerrard then Johnson getting stuck in to intercept passes - England really look like they want this. Brazil don't look quite so bothered. Wilshere has been named man of the match. I would have given it to Walcott.
    2/6/2013 9:21:43 PM
  • 90 + 1 min: Three minutes of added time are indicated as Oscar shoots just wide from the edge of the box.
    2/6/2013 9:22:44 PM
  • 90 + 2 min: Brazil look like the team ahead - knocking it around at the back. Do they know they're losing?
    2/6/2013 9:23:41 PM
  • 90 + 3 min: That could be it. A little flick through is picked up by Hart.
    2/6/2013 9:24:55 PM
  • FT: ENGLAND BEAT BRAZIL! The full-time whistle has gone.
    2/6/2013 9:25:35 PM
  • FT: What a great win for England and what a great game. It's Coming Home goes onto the loud speakers and it feels right. After that performance England fans will dare to believe.
    2/6/2013 9:27:13 PM
  • FT: Great performances all round from the England team - but you'd have to pick out Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott as the star performers. The Arsenal duo were great in possession, posing a threat all the time and asking questions of Brazil.
    2/6/2013 9:28:18 PM
  • FT: The visitors, ranked a ridiculous 18th in the world by Fifa, were not brilliant. They showed some great glimpses of skill but don't look the finished product just yet. They'll improve before they host the World Cup next year though. You can be sure of that.
    2/6/2013 9:29:26 PM
  • FT: Well that's it from me, Simon Rice. You can follow me on Twitter if you like by clicking here.
    2/6/2013 9:30:58 PM
  • FT: Thanks for joining me. I'll be back for the next England game.
    2/6/2013 9:31:27 PM
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