England’s spectacular win against Sweden in Kiev is the first time England have beaten the team in a competitive game – four of the last six meetings ended in a draw.
England‘s fans went wild after a nail-biting, tense game that saw England snatch victory from Sweden in Euro 2012. The five goal thriller in Kiev saw players dig deep.
Theo Walcott equalised for England while Danny Welbeck knocked Walcott’s cross into the goal to win the game for England and eliminate Sweden from Gruop D.
“With all respect to Sweden, who are a good, strong team, they’re not France,” team captain Steven Gerrard said before the match.
Gerrard, Wallcott, Hart, and Carroll turned in spectacular performances in the historical win for the England squad. Gerrard’s delivery for Andy Carroll’s goal was a triumph.
France’s 2-0 victory over Ukraine piled the pressure on England. If England were to have tied Sweden, they would have landed in third in table with one game to go.
“I don’t think we are ever going to be taken lightly,” Roy Hodgson said earlier. Sweden “get extra motivation to beat England because they like to show that these highly paid superstars are no better than their own players. It makes them exceptionally dangerous.”
There were no major injuries but Wayne Rooney sat out the second match of a two-game ban.