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Wednesday, 6 September 2006
European Championship 2008 Group E qualification match

FYR Macedonia 0 England 1 [0-0]

Gradski Stadion, Karpoš, Skopje
Attendance: 16,500; Kick-off: 9.00pm CET, 8.00pm BST:
Live on Sky Sports One (UK) - Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Peter Crouch (half-overhead kick 46 45:31).   Match Summary
FYR Macedonia Squad
England Squad
Results 2005-2010 FYR Macedonia - Ilcho Naumoski (1 0:26), Vlade Lazarevski (38), Goran Pandev (67).
England - Peter Crouch (60), Steven Gerrard (87), Ashley Cole (89).

Macedonia kicked-off. 93 minutes (45 & 48).

 

Match Summary

Officials from France

FYR Macedonia

Type

England

Referee (yellow) - Bertrand Layec
41 (3 July 1965), Vannes, FIFA listed 2002.

Assistant Referees - Patrick Reinbold, 44 (22 April 1962), and Franck Leloup, 40 (1 September 1966).

Fourth official - Damien Ledentu, 37 (10 December 1968), Châlons-en-Champagn or Olivier Thual, 30 (24 July 1976), Brest.

Referee observer - Vítor Manuel Melo Pereira, 49 (21 April 1957), Lisboa, Portugal.

5 Goal Attempts 12
1 Attempts on Target 5
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
6 Corner Kicks Won 9
1 Offside Calls Against 1
22 Fouls Conceded 27
48.3% Possession 51.7%

FYR Macedonia Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (16th Aug 2006) =67th
ELO rating 79th to 81st
Colours: Made by Puma - Red shirts with green sides/wide collar, white panel on right sleeve/trimmed cuffs, red shorts with right-sided white panel/hem, red/white broad striped socks.
Capt: Goce Sedloski Coach: Srecko Katanec, 43, (16 July 1963), appointed 17 February 2006
FYR Macedonia Lineup
1 Nikolovski, Jane 32 12 December 1973 G NK Slaven Belupo Koprivnica, Croatia 17 0
2 Novevski, Nikolche 27 28 April 1979 D 1. FSV Mainz 05 eV, Germany 11 0
3 Petrov, Robert 28 2 June 1978 D PFC CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria 24 0
4 Sedloski, Goce 32 10 April 1974 D SV Bauwelt Koch Mattersburg, Austria 74 6
5 Mitreski, Igor 27 19 February 1979 D FC Energie Cottbus, Germany 35 1
14 Lazarevski, Vlade 23 9 June 1983 D Groclin Dyskobolia Grodzisk WLKP, Poland 10 0
Lazarevski cautioned in the 38th min. for Ungentlemanly Conduct for a foul on Ashley Cole.
17 Janchevski, Igor, off 52nd min. 31 16 October 1974 M Enosis Neon Paralimni FC, Cyprus 25 0
8 Shumulikoski, Veliche 25 24 April 1981 M Bursaspor KD, Turkey 38 1
9 Maznov, Goran, off 56th min. 25 22 April 1981 F KSC Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium 23 5
19 Pandev, Goran 23 27 July 1983 F SS Lazio SpA, Italy 30 10
Pandev cautioned in the 67th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for a cynical challenge on Frank Lampard.
11 Naumoski, Ilcho, off 74th min. 23 29 July 1983 F SV Bauwelt Koch Mattersburg, Austria 16 1
Naumoski cautioned after 26 seconds for Ungentlemanly Conduct for a poor challenge on Paul Robinson.
FYR Macedonia Substitutes
18 Tasevski, Darko, on 52nd min. for Janchevski 22 20 May 1984 M FC Metalurh Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine 9 0
20 Stojkov, Aco, on 56th min. for Maznov 23 29 April 1983 F FK Partizan, Serbia 19 4
10 Shakjiri, Artim, on 74th min. for Naumoski 32 23 September 1973 M Aalborg Bk, Denmark 71 15

unused substitutes:

6-Aleksander Mitreski, 7-Vlatko Grozdanoski, 12-Toma Pacovski, 15-Aleksander Vasoski.

team notes:

Coach Srecko Katanec played twice against England for Yugoslavia, in 1986 and 1987, scoring once.
   
3-4-1-2  

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.9 Appearances/Goals 27.5 2.2

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (16th August 2006) 5th
ELO rating 4th
Colours: The 2005 home uniform - White collared shirts with large red cross on right shoulder, navy blue shorts with thin white narrowing stripe on right thigh and red hem, white socks with navy blue half-striped tops.
Capt: John Terry, 3rd captaincy Coach:  Steve McClaren, 45, appointed 4 May 2006, took post 1 August 2006, 
3rd match, W 3 - D 0 - L 0 - F 10 - A 0.
England Lineup
1 Robinson, Paul W. 26 15 October 1979 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 29 14 GA
2 Neville, Philip J. 29 21 January 1977 RB Everton FC 54 0
3 Cole, Ashley 25 20 December 1980 LB Chelsea FC 54 0
Cole cautioned in the 89th min. for Unsporting Behaviour for time-wasting;
4 Gerrard, Steven G. 26 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 50 10
Gerrard cautioned in the 87th min. for unsporting behaviour for a high challenge.
5 Ferdinand, Rio G. 27 7 November 1978 CD Manchester United FC 54 0
6 Terry, John G. 25 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 32 2
7 Hargreaves, Owen L. 25 20 January 1981 M

FC FC Bayern, M├╝nchen eV AG, Germany

37 0
8 Lampard, Frank J., off 84th min. 28 20 June 1978 M

Chelsea FC

48 12
9 Crouch, Peter J. 25 30 January 1981 F

Liverpool FC

14 11
Crouch cautioned in the 60th min. for persistent infringement for continuous fouling;
10 Defoe, Jermain C., off 76th min. 23 7 October 1982 F

Tottenham Hotspur FC

19 3
11 Downing, Stewart 22 22 July 1984 M Middlesbrough FC 8 0
England Substitutes
16 Lennon, Aaron J., on 76th min. for Defoe. 19 16 April 1987 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 0
15 Carrick, Michael, on 84th min. for Lampard. 25 28 July 1981 M Manchester United FC 8 0
18 Johnson, Andrew, on 87th min. for Crouch. 25 10 February 1981 F Everton FC 4 0

unused substitutes:

12-Wayne Bridge, 13-Ben Foster, 14-Wes Brown, 17-Darren Bent.

   
4-1-3-2

Robinson -
Neville, Ferdinand, Terry, Cole -
Hargreaves -
Gerrard, Lampard
(Carrick), Downing.
Defoe
(Lennon), Crouch (Johnson).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 36.3 3.8

 

    Match Report (Mike Payne's exclusive report coming shortly)

Peter Crouch's rich vein of scoring form continued to give England a hard-fought victory in the Euro 2008 qualifier against Macedonia in Skopje.  Crouch scored seconds after half-time with a shot that bounced off the bar but was clearly over the line.  The Liverpool striker's 11th goal in 14 internationals made it three successive wins for England coach Steve McClaren.  Macedonia almost snatched a point late on, with Artemi ´┐Żakiri shooting wide and Ashley Cole clearing off the line.

But England survived and McClaren will have been delighted to come through a potentially hazardous encounter unscathed.  In a keenly-contested first 45 minutes, England's main source of danger came from Phil Neville's long throws into the box.  He found Crouch after 24 minutes, and his header was turned over by Macedonia keeper Jane Nikoloski - then Neville's next throw helped Jermain Defoe produce an over-head kick that was narrowly off target.

Defoe should have given England the lead six minutes before half-time when another Neville throw was flicked on by Crouch, but the Spurs striker volleyed over from close range.  England captain John Terry made a crucial block to stop Macedonia taking the lead after 41 minutes, when he got in the way of Velice Sumulikoski's goal-bound shot from the edge of the area.  Frank Lampard had been quiet, but he almost broke the deadlock with seconds left in the first half when he forced a fine diving save from Nikoloski with a low drive from 20 yards. 

But Crouch eased England's anxiety when he continued his golden goalscoring streak with another strike straight from the re-start.  He got on to the end of Lampard's cross, and even though his rising drive hit the bar, it was clearly over the line and the officials quickly awarded the goal.  Crouch's confidence rose visibly and he almost added a second after 58 minutes with an instant shot that was only inches wide.  England could not afford to relax, and Goran Pandev tested Paul Robinson from 25 yards, but the keeper was equal to the task.

Substitute Shakjiri then gave England another anxious moment when he sent a shot flashing narrowly off target after 78 minutes with Robinson beaten.  And Macedonia came even closer to equalising with seven minutes left when Cole was forced to clear off the line after Šakiri's cross sparked a goalmouth scramble. - BBC Sport

Source Notes

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