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Richard Jolly has his say on the problems facing Roy Hodgson ahead of the World Cup...
"The fist pump was revealing. This was not the reaction of a seasoned international scorer who had just accepted an open goal. In a friendly. Against Ecuador. This was the sign that Wayne Rooney had felt the pressure.
"The England rookies' potential seems boundless. Rooney has first-hand evidence of that: a decade ago, he was one. Then he was the future. Now, as he looks to see off the challenge of team-mates who were at primary school when he first terrorised international defences, his aim is to show he isn’t the past. And his display in Miami showed, if he fails, it won’t be for the lack of trying."
Well there wasn't anything remotely passive about the final 20 minutes was there? Raheem Sterling's tackle on Antonio Valencia wasn't the worst you've ever seen, but the United man's reaction got them both sent off. Botht eh challenge and the reaction could perhaps be blamed on each player's desires to play in the tournament - the desperation to start versus the worry of an injury.
Can Roy Hodgson trust the Liverpool winger in Brazil? On that evidence, perhaps not.
1 - Raheem Sterling is the first England player to be given a red card since Steven Gerrard in Sept 2012 (vs Ukraine). Dismissal.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 4, 2014
Wow, who said this was a friendly?! The Liverpool forward goes in a little high on the Manchester United winger, who then slaps the youngster and grabs his throat. It's a ridiculous reaction, but the referee sends both players off.
It's worth mentioning that neither will receive any suspension for the World Cup.
WHAT A GOAL! Michael Arroyo has beem on the pitch for one minute, and he has scored a stunning strike from 25 yards. England had plenty of players behind the ball but the defence allowed the forward shift the ball onto his right foot and blast the ball high past Ben Foster into the top corner. No stopping that!
How have Ecuador not scored here?! They break past England and suddenly it's three on one, but the ball across the box from Montero is far too far behind Enner Valencia. He has to stretch to reach it and his shot hits the post, with Phil Jones smuggling the ball out for a corner.
Just as I say that, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is replaced by Jon Flanagan after an altercation with Gruezo, and the Arsenal man looks in some discomfort. He walks off the pitch, but that could be a concern for Roy Hodgson.
"Well this should bring the crowd back to life! So very characteristic of the Dutch, who can strike at any moment. Arjen Robben makes a great run along the right and uses his pace to get behind the defence, before sending a perfectly weighted pass across the face of goal that Lens taps in at the far post."
England almost add a third after a quite superb run from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who drives at the defence from the centre before feeding the Southampton striker on the right - he tries to curl it into the far corner from the left but finishes wide. The Three Lions are in the ascendancy now.
What a goal this is for Roy Hodgson's men! Ross Barkley goes on a marauding run and almost sets himself to shoot but runs out of room - he lays the ball off the the Liverpool striker, who cracks a shot across goal and in off the keeper from the right of the box witht the outside of his right boot. A lovely effort.
"The Milan forward is threaded through on goal, before shimmying past the sliding challenge of Chanot with ease. He sets himself, before rocketing the ball onto the crossbar and over! The former Man City man can't believe he's missed!
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