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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Day 2 - Group B: England v. Russia!

Wahay! It's the big one - England v. Russia. I hope all of you lads are feeling confident and relaxed. Let's sit back now and enjoy a comfortable win for the England boys over Russia. Join me for all of the England victorious action here on the LOB.

148 Comments:

Blogger The Blue Devil said...

The team news out of Marseille:

England starting XI: Hart, Walker, Smalling, Cahill, Rose, Rooney (c), Alli, Dier, Sterling, Kane, Lallana.

Russia starting XI: Akinfeev, Smolnikov, V.Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Schennikov, Neustadter, Golovin, Kokorin, Shatov, Smolov, Dzyuba

2:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

No sign of the trouble that's taken over this port city for the past few days inside the stadium.

2:44 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great to hear. Another pun. The Three lions opponents and their fans come from Russia Not With Love.

2:53 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Anthems over now - we're all set!

2:57 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Boom, boom - mate!

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A great atmosphere in the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. Hopefully there are no acts of hooliganism

2:58 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cheers, mate. Did UWS read that pun?

2:59 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Come on, England!!!!

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's an Italian officiating crew as Pasta Rizzoli will be the ref.

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

They're off from Marseille.

3:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I was surprised to hear that England have never won their opening match in the Euros. Even the Dragons have done that

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Raheem Sterling has a chance to run at the defense - slides it in to Kane - not good enough.

3:01 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Early free kick chance.

3:02 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

First decent move there for England - nice cross in from Sterling knocked down by Kane but Alli couldn't get over the volley.

3:03 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Della Alli shoots well wide as the Three Lions do all the early attacking.

3:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

A bit too frantic so far.

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

Lallana played in there but his cross is to no one.

3:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

England players will be hoping that Italian ref, Pasta Rizzoli will do the Italian job rather than jobbing the Three Lions. Does that sound about right, mate?.

3:05 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - great shot from Lallana - beaten out by Akinfeev.

3:06 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Akinfeeve beats over a shot from Lallana after a great run and pass from Kyle Walker.

3:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Poor corner from Kane - over everyone's head.

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner from Harry Kane was overcooked then Smalling fouls Akinfeev on the return cross.

3:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pasta Rizzoli lectures Smolov for a reckless challenge on Kyle Walker.

3:08 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - inches away from Kane's toe there from Alli. England have had a few chances. Good bright start!

3:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! Roon just fails to connect at the far post on a headed pass from Della Alli off a cross from Sterling

3:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The German born Neustadter fouls Della Alli.

3:09 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Good move won a corner there. England looking good.

3:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shatov heads out a cross from Eric dier for an England corner.

3:11 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - free header from Chris Smalling there - straight at the keeper.

3:11 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Smalling heads straight to Akinfeev off the corner.

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

Sterling wins another corner.

3:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Sterling wins another corner.

3:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

JINX!

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

Kane trying to get his range - a blast from distance.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

High and wide by Kane.

3:13 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Russia is compatible in quality to England's opponents in their qualifying group. The Three Lions fans are making all the noise early doors.

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Danny Rose fouls and now Russia have a decent free kick chance

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

Decent cross in and Dzuba heads right at Hart. Phew.

3:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

DZuyba fouled by Danny Rose.

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

Oh - great run from Sterling and then Rose whips it across - Alli just wasn't at the races.

3:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

After that foul, I don't expect Dzuyba to be training at the lUFC Academy any time in the near future. Your thoughts?

3:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Would the Gooner like Jamie Vardy to become a Gunner?

3:18 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A horrible pass from Danny Rose after a great pass by Sterling. What happened there?

3:21 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Lallana with a great chance but wide. Creating some chances for sure.

3:21 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!!! Lallana drags a shot wide after great inter play from Walker and Alli.

3:22 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

England really should be 1-0 up.

3:23 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - Sterling was off to the races but should have pulled the trigger.

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great slide tackle by Smolnikov on Sterling , who was put through , but took too long to shoot. The corner was headed away then run out of play by an England player

3:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. Hopefully, they won't regret those missed chances.

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

Kane has it in the net - too bad he was a mile offside.

3:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane scores , but is flagged offside off a pass from Lallana

3:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Fab Cap gets to watch the two previous teams he managed and not too successfully.

3:29 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Heart in mouth time for Cahill.

3:29 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Do you mean Hart in mouth time?

3:31 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice ball in from Roon to Alli wins a corner.

3:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great diagonal from Roon to Della Alli that forces the experienced Beruzutsky into a poor clearance. A poor corner from Harry Kane

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

Oh - great turn and volley from Roon - straight at the keeper, though.

3:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great skill by Della Alli as he gets past two Russian defenders then finds Roon , who has a powerful long range effort beaten away by Akinfeev

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

Another great chance for Kane, who doesn't seem to be at the pace tonight.

3:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane wins a corner off a long ball from Danny Rose.

3:36 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Nice short routine and Kane whipped it in - only needed a touch.

3:36 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kane curls a shot straight to Akinfeev off pass from Lallana

3:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - just a bit too much pace on the ball to Kane.

3:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The through ball from Della Alli was just too long for Harry Kane after great skill from Lallana.

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

Oh - a daisy cutter by Rose toward Kane. He doesn't quite look at it yet.

3:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

A long range effort from Danny Rose is wide when a pass seemed a better option.

3:41 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Akinfeev is forced to beat away a cross from Danny Rose.

3:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - another great ball in from Rose but no one was on the end of it - it's like a broken record.

3:42 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Peep peep! That's half-time, then. Phew - I'm really tense after watching all of that.

3:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's 0-0 at the half that was dominated by England, but they couldn't find the break through. No stoppage time added.

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

Gregg Bukowski on the Guardian says: "Well, that was a fine display from England, confident and smooth from back to front. there was a lovely balance to the team. Just no goals. Should that be a concern?"

3:49 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Vardy off the bench may be an option.

3:56 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pasta Rizzoli gets the second half underway.

4:00 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Okay, then - Russia get us underway again.

4:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kokorin is flagged offside.

4:00 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Gary Cahill clears after a scramble in the England box.

4:03 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Slow start from England to this half - don't like it.

4:05 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

agreed. Really boring. It feels like time for an afternoon siesta.

4:06 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Close to a pen for Sterling - dangerous.

4:07 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Poor control by Sterling, who was in a great position to score then he's fouled inches outside the box.

4:07 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - whipped in there but no toe on it.

4:08 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's fizzed in the box, headed up , punched out by Akinfeev, played back in by Walker and Sterling is offside.

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

Kane wins a tasty free kick chance now.

4:09 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kane is fouled just outside the box.

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

Roon takes and it's nowhere near - shame.

4:10 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Agreed. He should have done better

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

Nearly the hour mark - must be some changes coming up.

4:12 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kokorin has a shot blocked by Danny Rose for a corner.

4:13 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kokorin tries a volley from an acute angle - blocked out for a corner.

Scary moment for Dier there.

4:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shatov takes the corner and Hart is forced to tip over a back header by Eric Dier. The next corner is cleared and Golovin shoots well wide.

4:14 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Kokorin wins a corner off of Dier from a throw.

4:15 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kokorin wins another corner. UWS had an England shirt on at the beginning and has now switched to his Depay 3.14 shirt. We're blaming him for this slight dip in form.

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Beruzutsky heads well wide from the corner.

4:15 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Not sure why he would wear the D Pi shirt.He had a poor season for United

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

Oh dear - there's Cahill with the game's first yellow. Tripped up Dzuba.

4:16 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Cahill is booked for a foul on Dzuyba, who makes the challenge look worse than it was. The first booking of the match

4:17 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Oh - close call there from Smolov.

4:17 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! A long range effort from Smolov went just wide.

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

A bit of a turn of the screw from England again. Brighter.

4:20 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Woy needs to make a substitution to change things up.

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

Agreed, mate - I want Vardy and Rashford.

4:22 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

I think Vardy is more likely and there he is warming up.

4:23 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The Russians are getting more gifts from Sterling than they would from Santa.

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

Stupid foul by Sterling - he needs to come off.

4:24 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Shotov was shot down by Sterling as Pasta Rizzoli whistles for a Russian free kick

4:25 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Joe Hart is alert to the training ground routine

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

OHHHHHH!!!!!!

What a save from Akinfeev from Rooney onto the bar.

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

OH!!! What a superb save by Akinfeev by Roon as he tips the shot from Roon on to the bar then Lallana is flagged offside. Great run and pass by Danny Rose.

4:26 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The closest England have come to scoring.

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

Yes - Alli wins a great free kick position.

4:27 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Schennikov booked for a foul on Alli in the D

4:27 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

WHAT A GOAL _ YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! ERIC DIER BENDS IT LIKE BECKHAM FROM THE D INTO THE TOP CORNER

4:28 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

England need to make sure to keep a clean sheet.

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

First international start for Dier capped with a great free kick goal. Wonderful!

4:31 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Great block by Berezutsky from Roon off a pass from Sterling . Shirokov on for Golovin.

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

Rooney run himself into the ground and comes off - great performance today. Wilshere on to batten the hatches.

4:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wilshere on for Roon.

4:32 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Where are the Russian fans? It's almost like a home game for England. Are the Russian fans in the slammer?

4:33 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lallana with a turn and shot - well over.

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Lallana over with a long range effort off a pass from Wilshere.

4:34 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Glushakov is on for the German ringer, Neustadt

4:35 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Stupid foul by Beruzutsky on Kane.

4:35 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Lovely interplay but offside.

4:37 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Harry Kane is flagged offside, which ruins a nice solo run from Wilshere.

4:37 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kane wins another great free kick now.

4:38 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Only one goal from open play today and ironically by a man without a club.

4:38 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Kane well off the mark there. He hasn't had his shooting boots on today.

4:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Useless free kick from Harry Kane. He should take lessons in training from Eric Dier

4:39 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Pval Mamaev on for Smolov.

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

England are controlling the game well enough since the goal. Wilshere has shown a few nice touches

4:40 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Mamaev with a poor pass. Surprising considering he has the directions tatooed on his neck.

4:41 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Loving these Russian passes straight out of play.

4:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Bob will be pleased to see Milner on for Sterling as it adds one to the LUFC academy factor and Sterling really wasn't this match

4:43 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

From Russians with lovely?

4:43 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

Very tense close to this match. Flares going off in the crowd.

4:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Three minutes of stoppage time./

4:45 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Smalling heads out a cross from Kokorin for a late Russian corner.

4:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

Wilshere heads away the corner.

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

BUGGGGGERRRRR!

4:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

BLOODY HELL !!! RUSSIA TIE IT UP IN STOPPAGE TIME.

4:46 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

The corner was headed out and Berutsky headed on the return cross as Glushakov stabbed it in, unmarked at the far post.,

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

And suddenly england are under the cosh.

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it - a really frustrating end to the match with Russia stealing a point in extra time.

4:48 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

1-1 - Bugger!

4:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

It's over as England throw away a lead and it finishes 1-1. England have yet to win an opening match in a Euro tournament.

4:48 PM  
Blogger manunitedrules said...

That's it today as Wales unexpectedly top Group B. I look forward to joining you for all the action tomorrow.

4:50 PM  
Blogger The Blue Devil said...

That's it for now - are you watching the US match later on?

4:50 PM  

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