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845 vs. FYR Macedonia

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847 vs. Croatia

Saturday, 7 October 2006
European Championship 2008 Group E qualification match

England 0 FYR Macedonia 0 [0-0]

Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Greater Manchester
Attendance:
72,062; Kick-off: 5.00pm BST;
Live on BBC One (UK) - Commentator: John Motson

  Match Summary
England Squad

FYR Macedonia Squad
Results 2005-2010 FYR Macedonia - Robert Petrov (47).
England - Steven Gerrard (49).

England kicked-off. 93 minutes (46 & 47).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Germany

England

Type

FYR Macedonia

Referee (yellow) - Dr. Markus Merk
44 (15 March 1962), Kaiserslautern, FIFA-listed 1992.

Assistant Referees - Heiner Müller, 45 (30 May 1961) and Jan-Hendrik Salver, 37 (1 March 1969).

Fourth official - Knut Kircher, 37 (2 February 1969), Rottenburg am Neckar.

11 Goal Attempts 7
7 Attempts on Target 0
2 Hit Bar/Post 0
4 Corner Kicks Won 4
1 Offside Calls Against 5
9 Fouls Conceded 19
60% Possession 40%

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (13th Sept 2006) 5th
ELO rating 4th to 6th
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, 4th captaincy Coach:  Steve McClaren, 45, appointed 4 May 2006, took post 1 August 2006, 
4th match, W 3 - D 1 - L 0 - F 10 - A 0.
England Lineup
1 Robinson, Paul W. 26 15 October 1979 G Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 14 GA
2 Neville, Gary A. 31 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 83 0
3 Cole, Ashley 25 20 December 1980 LB Chelsea FC 55 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G. 26 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 51 10
Gerrard cautioned in the 49th min. for Unsporting Behaviour. Suspended
5 King, Ledley B. 25 12 October 1980 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 17 0
6 Terry, John G. 25 7 December 1980 CD Chelsea FC 33 2
7 Carrick, Michael 25 28 July 1981 M

Manchester United FC

9 0
8 Lampard, Frank J. 28 20 June 1978 M

Chelsea FC

49 12
9 Rooney, Wayne M., off 74th min. 20 24 October 1985 F

Manchester United FC

34 11
10 Crouch, Peter J. 25 30 January 1981 F

Liverpool FC

15 11
11 Downing, Stewart, off 70th min. 22 22 July 1984 M Middlesbrough FC 9 0
England Substitutes
16 Wright-Phillips, Shaun C., on 70th min. for Downing 22 25 October 1981 M Chelsea FC 9 1
17 Defoe, Jermain C., on 74th min. for Rooney 24 7 October 1982 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 20 3

unused substitutes:

12-Phil Neville, 13-Chris Kirkland, 14-Jamie Carragher, 15-Scott Parker, 18-Darren Bent.

team notes:

Gary Neville and unused substitute, Phil, are brothers.
   

4-4-2

Robinson -
Neville, Terry, King, Cole -
Gerrard, Carrick, Lampard, Downing
(Wright-Phillips) -
Rooney
(Defoe), Crouch.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 25.3 Appearances/Goals 35.0 4.3

 

FYR Macedonia Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (13th Sept 2006) 51st
ELO rating =80th to 76th
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 18 0
2 Novevski, Nikolche 27 28 April 1979 LB 1. FSV Mainz 05 eV, Germany 12 0
3 Petrov, Robert 28 2 June 1978 M PFC CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria 25 0
Petrov cautioned in the 47th minute for Unsporting Behaviour.
4 Sedloski, Goce 32 10 April 1974 RB SV Bauwelt Koch Mattersburg, Austria 75 6
5 Mitreski, Igor 27 19 February 1979 CD FC Energie Cottbus, Germany 36 1
6 Mitreski, Aleksander 26 5 August 1980 M 1. FC Köln, Germany 25 0
7 Lazarevski, Vlade 23 9 June 1983 M Groclin Dyskobolia Grodzisk WLKP, Poland 11 0
8 Shumulikoski, Veliche 25 24 April 1981 M Bursaspor KD, Turkey 39 1
9 Maznov, Goran 25 22 April 1981 F KSC Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium 24 5
10 Pandev, Goran, off 83rd min. 23 27 July 1983 F SS Lazio SpA, Italy 31 10
11 Naumoski, Ilcho, off 46th min. 23 29 July 1983 M SV Bauwelt Koch Mattersburg, Austria 17 1
FYR Macedonia Substitutes
20 Stojkov, Aco, on 46th min. for Naumoski 23 29 April 1983 M FK Partizan, Serbia 20 4
18 Tasevski, Darko, on 83rd min. for Pandev 22 20 May 1984 F FC Metalurh Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine 10 0

unused substitutes:

10-Artim Shakjiri, 12-Tomislav Pachovski, 15-Aleksander Vasoski, 16-Robert Popov, 17-Igor Janchevski;

team notes:

Coach Srecko Katanec played twice against England for Yugoslavia, in 1986 and 1987, scoring once.
   
3-5-2

Nikolovski -
Sedloski,
I.Mitreski, Novevski -
A.Mitreski, Lazarevski, Naumoski (Stojkov), Šumolikoski, Petrov -
Pandev
(Tasevski), Maznov

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 24.6 Appearances/Goals 28.5 2.2

 

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

England's Euro 2008 qualifying campaign stuttered after a disappointing draw against Macedonia at Old Trafford.  Steve McClaren's side wasted several chances, with Gary Neville and Steven Gerrard hitting the woodwork.  Macedonia keeper Jane Nikoloski saved well from Frank Lampard and Peter Crouch, but Igor Mitrevski's header was only inches away from shocking England.  Wayne Rooney was substituted on his return and Gerrard will miss the clash with Croatia after a yellow card.

England suffered a blow before kick-off when Rio Ferdinand was forced to pull out of the starting line-up with a back injury - allowing Spurs captain Ledley King to step in.  They made a lively start, with the returning Rooney prominent, but once Macedonia settled to their task they were more than a match for England in the first 45 minutes.  Goran Pandev tested the England defence after 10 minutes with a twisting run that ended with a shot into the side-netting. 

England's attacking attempts were few and far between, although Lampard almost forged an opening four minutes before the interval when he burst into the Macedonia penalty area, but keeper Nikoloski plunged bravely at his feet.  And Nikoloski then denied Lampard an opener after 47 minutes when he palmed away his header from Stewart Downing's free-kick.

England suffered a blow seconds later when Gerrard picked up the yellow card that keeps him out of the clash with Croatia for a foul on Pandev.  But Macedonia were proving accomplished opponents, and Mitreski gave England their biggest scare seven minutes later with a header that was only inches over.  The game was being played at a higher tempo, and Aco Stojkov tested England keeper Paul Robinson at his near post after stretching away from King. 

England had their best opportunity to go ahead in the 58th minute, when Nikoloski saved brilliantly from Crouch's diving header as he met Downing's excellent cross.  The rebound fell invitingly for Gary Neville, who glanced the bar with a rising angled drive from only eight yards.  England were forced into changes in a bid to break down Macedonia's resistance, with Shaun Wright-Phillips replacing Downing after 69 minutes.  The Chelsea winger almost scored within seconds, only to shoot straight at the excellent Nikoloski.

Rooney had been a subdued figure after a good start, and he was replaced by Jermain Defoe with 16 minutes left.  Wright-Phillips had started to commit Macedonia's defenders - and he was the instigator as England were denied by the woodwork with five minutes left.  He set up Gerrard from 20 yards and the Liverpool captain rattled the bar with a powerful drive.  Crouch then missed another chance with a header in injury time, and England's last opportunity had escaped. - BBC Sport

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