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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
  • Welcome to tonight’s crucial Group D clash between Sweden and England, here are both sets of teams:

    England: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Gerrard, Parker, Young, Carroll, Welbeck.

    Sweden: Isaaksson, Grandqvist, Mellberg, Jonas Olsson, Martin Olsson, Larsson, Svensson, Kallstrom, Elm, Ibrahimovic Elmander.

    Roy Hodgson has opted to bring in Andy Carroll for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Ashley Young moving out onto the wing, as England search for their first competitive win against Sweden.

    Sweden make three changes from their first game with Jonas Olsson, Anders Svensson and Johan Elmander replacing Mikael Lustig, Ola Toivonen and Markus Rosenberg. They are currently on a run of three consecutive European Championship defeats, which is their worst spell in tournament history.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has scored in each of Sweden's last four matches, has shaken off any injury concerns and will undeniably pose the greatest threat to England’s defence.

    Kick-off delayed until 8pm due to rain delay in Ukraine v France game
    6/15/2012 6:33:00 PM
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