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Euro 2012: Sweden v England

Minute-by-minute updates from England's Group D match against Sweden

  • Final score: Sweden 2 England 3
    The action is now over. To see how the match unfolded, see below.

    England lead through Andy Carroll's 22nd minute header

    Veteran defender Olof Mellberg equalises for Sweden early in the second half.

    Mellberg scores his second from a Seb Larsson free-kick.

    Theo Walcott smashes only his third touch of the game into the goal to equalise for England

    Welbeck's sublime pirouetted finish restores England's lead

    England win 3-2 to knock Sweden out of the competition
    6/15/2012 6:31:34 PM
  • 55 min: Rasmus Elm is put through on goal but Glen Johnson makes an excellent recovery to get back and put the ball out.
    6/15/2012 8:15:01 PM
  • 56 min: Sweden build more pressure, but can't do anything from a Rasmus Elm long throw and England clear.
    6/15/2012 8:15:58 PM
  • 57 min: Sweden come at England again and James Milner is forced to bring down Olsson to give Sweden a free kick.
    6/15/2012 8:17:05 PM
  • 58 min: GOAL. Mellberg. The defender is completely unmarked as Seb Larsson whips the ball in and he leaps to head the ball into the England net and give Sweden the lead.
    6/15/2012 8:18:29 PM
  • 60 min: SUB: Walcott on for Milner.
    6/15/2012 8:21:10 PM
  • 62 min: England are denied by a fantastic save from Andreas Isaksson who somehow manages to keep out John Terry's point blank header. Corner to England.
    6/15/2012 8:22:20 PM
  • 63 min: GOAL. Walcott. Sweden clear the corner but only as far as Theo Walcott who hits a looping shot into the goal from outside the area.
    6/15/2012 8:23:32 PM
  • YEA Theo!!!!! Keeper didn't see that coming!!! So so so happy for Theo!!! #Euro2012
  • 66 min: England are on the attack and think they have a free kick when Gerrard is brought down but the referee says play on.
    6/15/2012 8:26:19 PM
  • 67 min: The game is really starting to open up as first Sweden threaten the England goal through Ibrahimovic and then England counter through Carroll and Welbeck before an excellent Mellberg tackle breaks up the attack.
    6/15/2012 8:27:34 PM
  • 69 min: England come at Sweden again as Parker moves forward with the ball before slipping it to Carroll who's long-range shot goes over the bar.
    6/15/2012 8:29:40 PM
  • 71 min: Sweden corner easily claimed by a leaping Joe Hart.
    6/15/2012 8:30:37 PM
  • Admit it. You were bored first half. This is much more exciting! #Euro2012
  • 72 min: Kim Källström brings down Ashley Young just outside the area and Steven Gerrard eyes up the free-kick before leaving it for Young.
    6/15/2012 8:32:07 PM
  • 73 min: Young curls the free-kick over the bar.
    6/15/2012 8:32:32 PM
  • 74 min: Martin Olsson does brilliantly down the left hand side, wriggling free from the attention of Johnson and Walcott before finding Källström but the midfielder misses the target and England escape.
    6/15/2012 8:34:15 PM
  • 75 min: Sweden attack again through Martin Olsson and the ball finds it's way to Ibrahimovic who hits a powerful swerving effort towards goal, which Hart does well to divert behind for a corner.
    6/15/2012 8:35:38 PM
  • 77 min: GOAL. Welbeck. England are back in front thanks to a sublime piece of skill from Danny Welbeck. Walcott makes a surging run into the box and crosses for Welbeck who pirouettes in the air and back heels the ball into the net.
    6/15/2012 8:37:41 PM
  • 79 min: England come forward once again, with Welbeck and Walcott link up well as Sweden prepare to make a substitution.
    6/15/2012 8:39:14 PM
  • 80 min: SUB: Wilhelmsson on for Elm
    6/15/2012 8:39:42 PM
  • 82 min: England break again through Walcott but when the ball finds it's way to Parker he can only blaze the ball over the bar.
    6/15/2012 8:41:25 PM
  • 82 min: Worryingly England's super sub Theo Walcott limps off to be looked at by the physic.
    6/15/2012 8:42:02 PM
  • 83 min: Walcott comes back onto the pitch as Sweden get a bit more possession and try to get themselves back into the game.
    6/15/2012 8:42:55 PM
  • 84 min: England push into the Swedish half through Ashley Cole who is brought down and England have a free-kick.
    6/15/2012 8:43:54 PM
  • 85 min: England's defence looks a little nervous as Sweden push for an equaliser. Lescott concedes a free kick.
    6/15/2012 8:45:17 PM
  • 87 min: Swedish corner is punched away well by Hart and England clear.
    6/15/2012 8:46:56 PM
  • 88 min: Sweden waste possession much to the frustration of their coach and England make a substitution, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain coming on for Danny Welbeck.
    6/15/2012 8:48:20 PM
  • 90 min: England have a free-kick but it is wasted by Gerrard who smashes the ball way over the bar.
    6/15/2012 8:50:00 PM
  • Four minutes of added time to be played.
    6/15/2012 8:50:20 PM
  • 91 min: England nearly seal victory with a thrilling counter-attack through Walcott who finds Gerrard but Isaksson's point-blank save keeps the ball out and his side in the tournament.
    6/15/2012 8:51:59 PM
  • 93 min: Last chance for Sweden, but Jonas Olsson heads Ibrahimovic's excellent ball into the box over the bar.
    6/15/2012 8:52:58 PM
    6/15/2012 8:53:18 PM
  • England knock Sweden out of the tournament with a thrilling comeback victory. Theo Walcott's introduction in the 60th minute inspired an excellent recovery, the Arsenal winger scoring England's equaliser before setting up Danny Welbeck's winner.
    6/15/2012 9:01:20 PM
  • #England still have to play miles better than that if we want to compete with the big boys e.g. Germany, Spain.... #Euro2012
  • Roy Hodgson's first competitive win as England manager ensures England finally defeat Sweden in a competitive game and extends the Scandinavians' miserable run of European Championship losses to four.
    6/15/2012 9:05:34 PM
  • Thanks for joining us, we'll be back on Tuesday when England play hosts Ukraine. A draw will be enough to see Roy Hodgson's men into the next round.
    6/15/2012 9:15:21 PM
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