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0 vs 2
Played
November 15, 2013 3:00 PM EST
Wembley Stadium — London
Referee:‬ F. Meyer‎
Attendance:‬ 62953‎
 
 
 
Alexis Sánchez 90+4′
Top of the Match
Alexis Sánchez
Alexis Sánchez
Chile
Alexis Sánchez
Alexis Sánchez
Chile
Flop of the Match
Gary Cahill
Gary Cahill
England
Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney
England

England 0-2 Chile: Alexis double ends Hodgson's unbeaten run

Roy Hodgson's men were unable to break down the South Americans despite numerous chances, leaving the Three Lions boss with serious concerns before next summer's World Cup

 Alexis Sanchez England v Chile - International Friendly 11152013
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Alexis Sanchez's brace proved the difference as an assured Chile handed England a 2-0 defeat, the three lions' first for a year at Wembley.

The Barcelona forward scored three times in his country's last two FIFA World Cup qualification games as they plotted a successful route to the finals in Brazil, and he stole in to net a seventh-minute header ahead of Leighton Baines, who was given the nod ahead of Ashley Cole at left back for England.

Chile's slick interplay regularly caused problem's for England's defense, but visiting goalkeeper Claudio Bravo was forced into sharp stops from Frank Lampard and Jack Wilshere in an enjoyably open first half.

The usual flurry of substitutions after the break disturbed the game's flow as England's failure to locate the final pass undermined their efforts and, in injury time, Gary Cahill carelessly gave away possession and Sanchez produced a superb chipped finish to put gloss on the victory.

In the first of three friendlies before selecting his final 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, England manager Roy Hodgson handed debuts to Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster and in-form Southampton duo Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez.

Chile was without key man Arturo Vidal, who suffered a thigh strain in Juventus's 3-0 weekend win over Napoli.

England started brightly but after Phil Jones and James Milner tested an uncertain-looking Bravo, opposite number Forster’s first act was to pick the ball out of his net.

Jones' block thwarted Charles Aranguiz, only for Sanchez to dive across Baines and head home when Jean Beausejour sent the ball back into England's box from the left.

Forster beat away Beausejour’s 14th-minute effort as a busy night shaped up for both goalkeepers - Bravo athletically turning Lampard’s deflected free kick over the crossbar before fisting Jack Wilshere’s rasping left-footer away.

But England remained defensively unsettled by Chile’s pace and directness and, after Gary Medel wasted a free header, Beausejour offered an ill-fitting conclusion to a wonderful 31st-minute counter by failing to get a shot off as Forster forced him wide.

Just as Chile’s passing game was starting to dominate, England produced its best move of the match in the 44th minute – Wilshere and Wayne Rooney combining to feed Lallana, whose shot was deflected past the far post.

Despite a flurry of corners early in the second period, England was chasing shadows once more as Chile weaved through its defensive efforts and Eugenio Mena's cross was fumbled by Forster.

The first contribution of substitutes Chris Smalling and Gonzalo Jara was to receive bookings for an altercation at an England corner with an hour played after Baines’ free kick dropped wide via the wall.

By that time, regular substitutions had taken their toll on the contest but Sanchez was still on hand to provide a delightful finale.

He stole in deep into injury time as the visitors claimed an upset win.


England

1
Fraser Forster
Goalkeeper
2.00
24
Gary Cahill
Defender
55′
1.00
2
Glen Johnson
Defender
2.00
3
Leighton Baines
Defender
1.00
4
Phil Jones
Defender
57′
2.00
20
Adam Lallana
Midfielder
77′
2.50
8
Frank Lampard
Midfielder
71′
2.00
7
James Milner
Midfielder
66′
2.00
10
Jack Wilshere
Midfielder
71′
2.00
9
Jay Rodriguez
Striker
57′
1.50
10
Wayne Rooney
Striker
2.50

Chile

3.00
1
Claudio Bravo
Goalkeeper
3.00
44
2.50
20
C. Aránguiz
Midfielder
46′
2.50
8
Gary Medel
Midfielder
2.50
22
3.00
21
Marcelo Díaz
Midfielder
3.00
33
3.00
14
4.50
9
2.50
-
Edu Vargas
Striker
72′

Substitutes

1
Joe Hart
Goalkeeper
 - 
1
John Ruddy
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ashley Cole
Defender
 - 
12
2.50
28
 - 
6
 - 
17
2.00
14
2.50
20
Ross Barkley
Midfielder
77′
 - 
23
Tom Cleverley
Midfielder
71′
2.50
18
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
1
C. Toselli
Goalkeeper
 - 
25
J. Herrera
Goalkeeper
2.50
36
 - 
13
J. Rojas
Defender
2.50
17
Carlos Carmona
Midfielder
46′
3.00
-
F. Gutiérrez
Midfielder
46′
 - 
20
F. Silva
Midfielder
2.50
13
J. Fuenzalida
Midfielder
82′
 - 
10
J. Valdivia
Midfielder
2.50
-
C. Muñoz
Striker
72′
 - 
19
 - 
17

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