Lakenheath Old Boys

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Friday, May 30, 2014

England v. Peru Live!

Join me this afternoon for England's first tune-up for Brasil 2014 as the boys take on Uruguay stand-ins Peru at Wemberley. The match starts at 3pm EST and I'm not sure of the telly coverage so I may be on a dodgy link or two. Come on, England!

49 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Afternoon, chaps - England line up like this this afternoon:

Hart, Johnson, Jags, Cahill, Baines, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Roon, Welly, Sturridge.

1:58 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

We're underway from Wembley - let's go, England!

3:04 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The Wembley faithful are in good voice this evening as England knock the ball around comfortably early doors.

3:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Peru's first real attack is nicely dealt with by Cahill who is looking comfy on the ball so far.

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England's first real attack comes through Baines who robs Cruzado and romps up the pitch confidently. Poor final ball in though.

3:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cahill brings the ball out of defence and feeds Lallana down the right.

3:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Very little from Roon in the first fifteen minutes. It's as if Sturridge is playing up front alone. We need him at his best.

3:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Joe Hart alert to the danger as a through ball comes through.

3:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Hart saves a deflected shot there. It was going wide but he couldn't take any chances.

3:19 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Sturridge with a great chance from an acute angle after some sterling work from Lallana. Hit it wide.

3:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First chance for Roon to link up with Sturridge. We need more of that.

3:24 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England look the most dangerous when they win the ball back in midfield and attack quickly. Pace may be England's best quality in Brazil.

3:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Woy looking quite pensive in this first half. I'm sure a lot is going on in that head.

3:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Cruzado dives in and gets a yellow.

3:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Danny Sturridge scores the opener!

3:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Brilliant finish. The ball came loose at the top of the box and he wrapped his left foot around it.

1-0 England!

3:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now England are rampant, with Lallana and Roon linking up well. Corner.

3:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lallana is ghosting into just the right positions where he can't be picked up by defenders. Very impressive so far.

3:39 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The brass band strikes up The Great Escape once again.

3:45 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Half time and England will go in thinking that that's a decent job done so far. I'd be tempted to pull a key player or two off at the interval.

3:49 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England are back outfor the second half looking quite enthusiastic. Woy has ignored my advice - no changes.

4:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Gerrard has a half chance at the 50th minute mark.

4:10 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Cesar had a go from distance and wasn't far away!

4:12 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Corner for England. Let's get that on someone's head.

4:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good tracking back from Roon there but do we really want him making slide tackles?

4:16 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Peru make the first change - Hurtado on for Ramirez.

4:18 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Subs warming up now - Wilshere, Sterling and so others.

4:20 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wilshere coming on for Gerrard. Nice one, Woy!

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Martin Tyler announces that Arsene Wenger has signed a new three-year contract at Arsenal.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

GOAL! Gary Cahill gets England's second. My predictions are coming up trumps tonight.

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A simple English style goal. Good ball over from the corner and a bullet header.

2-0!

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Now it's Sterling on for Roon. Again - an excellent change to protect some legs.

4:25 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lallana has also done really well winning balls back. He's certainly done himself a lot tonight.

4:26 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Wahay! It's 3-0 as Jags stabs home after the keeper had spilled the corner. Set pieces are coming up trumps for England tonight.

4:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

So that's Sturridge's fourth, Cahill's third and Jags' third as well. Good signs for England.

4:30 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Chris Smalling and Jamie Milner on now for Jags and Adam Lallana.

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Fifteen minutes left and it's all going really well for England.

No injuries, please!

4:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England winning the ball back really well now.

4:32 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Another corner opportunity and now John Stones comes on for Leighton Baines.

4:34 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Spain are at 0-0 with Bolivia getting close to half-time.

4:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

There's a paper airplane that's landed on the Wemberley turf now. Big laugh from the crowd.

Ross Barkley coming on now for Sturridge.

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Sterling had a half chance there but didn't quite know whether to cross or shoot.

4:44 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Sterling wins another corner.

4:46 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Peru starting to look really ragged now. Could be a chance for a fourth.

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Almost 84K in Wemberley tonight for the England send-off.

4:47 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Henderson still full of running in the 92nd minute.

4:51 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England have one more corner.

4:52 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

And that's it - a comprehensive 3-0 win over inferior opposition and a perfect warm-up for England, which allowed Sturridge to build upon his confidence.

4:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it for me this afternoon. Cheerio, lads!

4:53 PM  

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