Published on June 20th, 2012 | by StagMan0
Will England go all the way in the Euro’s?
England pulled off another hard fought win last night in the back yard of Euro 2012 co-hosts Ukraine. Even though Ukraine had more possession during the match, England withheld pressure to walk away as 1-0 winners. For England to walk away as group winners, they had to better the result of France, but as it was they lost to Sweden 2-0.
England have now progressed out of the group and now face Italy, which is less of a daunting match than facing Spain who France now meet due to the fact they finished the group in second.
Gerrard once again led the way with a fine captain’s performance setting another assist, this time for Wayne Rooney who was making his return since a two game ban. But controversy has once again been linked with England and the calls for goal line technology. Ukraine thought they had scored when a shot was deflected by England keeper Joe Hart and was heading in until ex-skipper John Terry managed to clear it away. But TV replays show that the ball did cross the line (That’s karma for Lampard’s disallowed goal against the Germans!) and the close range 5th official failed to spot it.
England fan’s felt that they’ve received some deserved luck after Frank Lampard’s goal in the 2012 world cup against rivals Germany wasn’t given even though the ball had crossed the line by a huge distance. But even if the Ukraine goal was awarded it wouldn’t have changed the outcome in the league and England would still have topped the group.
England have now returned back to their training base in Krakow for some well earned rest and won’t play again until Sunday evening. The players can now take in the beautiful sties of the city. Anyone who is on a Krakow stag weekend may have their stag do topped off with a sighting of the England boys.
Now the England spirit is raising and they’ve won the group, the question is – how far will they go? Well with Italy also not looking too convincing, England stand a great chance of making the semi-final if they can show the same resilience as they’ve shown in their previous 3 games. Once they reach the semi-final they will likely face Germany who have to overcome Greece. This maybe where England may exit, but this still would be an excellent achievement considering the majority of the nation wrote them off months ago.
COME ON ENGLAND!