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Friday, 30 May 2014
A Vauxhall World Cup warm-up Friendly Match

England 3 Peru 0 [1-0]

The National Stadium connected by EE, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Kick-off (BST): 8.00pm
Attendance: 83,578 Hodgson surpasses one million spectators at Wembley.

England kicked-off 94½ minutes 45:26 & 48:55
[1-0] Daniel Sturridge 32 31:58
 19-yard left-footed curling shot into top left corner from an Glen Johnson throw-in
[2-0] Gary Cahill header 65 64:13
 7-yard header from a crowd of players into left of goal from Leighton Baines' corner
[3-0] Phil Jagielka 70 69:20
7-yard right-footed tap-in after Fernández dropped another Leighton Baines corner
Steven Gerrard 30 29:40
Rinaldo Cruzado 27 26:10
Commentator: Clive Tyldesley with Andy Townsend

Match Summary

Officials from Hungary

England Squad


Peru Squad
Referee (blue) - Viktor Kassai
38 (10 September 1975)
, Tatabanya, FIFA listed 2003.

Assistant Referees - Gábor Erös, 42 (5 September 1971), Esztergom, and György Ring, 33 (18 March 1981).
Fourth official -
Mihly Fbián, 34 (5 March 1980), Miskolc, FIFA-listed 2007.

10 Goal Attempts 6
3 Attempts on Target 1
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
8 Corner Kicks Won 1
0 Offside Calls Against 1
7 Fouls Conceded 11
53% Possession 47%

England Team



FIFA (8 May 2014) 11th
EFO ranking Group 1 (3rd)
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The Nike 2014 home uniform - White v-necked jerseys with shadowed pinstripes and silvery white trim, white shorts with silvery white trim, white socks.
Capt: Steven Gerrard
(35th (38) captaincy (5))
Wayne Rooney, 64th minute.
Joe Hart, 66th minute.
Manager: Roy Hodgson, 66 (9 August 1947), appointed 1 May 2012,
26th match, W 15 - D 8 - L 3 - F 54 - A 21.
England Lineup
1 Hart, C. Joseph J. 27
41 days
19 April 1987 G Manchester City FC 40 29ᵍᵃ
the 77th player to reach this milestone
Johnson, Glen M. 29
280 days
23 August 1984 RB Liverpool FC 51 1
Baines, Leighton J. off 75th min. 29
170 days
11 December 1984 LB Everton FC 23 1
Gerrard, Steven G., off 64th min. 34 30 May 1980 LDM Liverpool FC 110 21
30th min. after he mistimed his tackle on Deza in the centre-circle the third player to reach this milestone
Cahill, Gary J. 28
162 days
19 December 1985 CD Chelsea FC 23 3
Jagielka, Philip N., off 73rd min. 31
286 days
17 August 1982 CD Everton FC 25 2
20 Lallana, Adam D., off 73rd min. 26
20 days
10 May 1988 LM Southampton FC 4 0
14 Henderson, Jordan B. 23
347 days
17 June 1990 RDM Liverpool FC 9 0
Sturridge, Daniel A., off 82nd min. 24
271 days
1 September 1989 CF Liverpool FC 11 4
10 Rooney, Wayne M., off 66th min 28
218 days
24 October 1985 AM Manchester United FC 90 37
the tenth player to reach this milestone
11 Welbeck, Daniel N.T.M. 23
185 days
26 November 1990 RM Manchester United FC 22 8
England Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Peru 0
7 Wilshere, Jack A.G., on 64th min. (63:35) for Gerrard 22
149 days
1 January 1992 DM Arsenal FC 16 10 0
scoreline: England 2 Peru 0
19 Sterling, Raheem S., on 66th min. (65:32) for Rooney 19
173 days
8 December 1994
in Kingston, Jamaica
CF Liverpool FC 3 2 0
scoreline: England 3 Peru 0
12 Smalling, Christopher L., on 73rd min. (72:25) for Jagielka 24
189 days
22 November 1989 CD Manchester United FC 11 9 0
17 Milner, James P., on 73rd min. (72:41) for Lallana 28
146 days
4 January 1986 LM Manchester City FC 46 26 1
1202 24 Stones, John, on 75th min. (74:57), for Baines 20
2 days
28 May 1994 LB Everton FC 1 0
the 66th Everton player to represent England
21 Barkley, Ross, on 82nd min. (81:51) for Sturridge 20
176 days
5 December 1993 AM Everton FC 4 0 0
result: England 3 Peru 0
unused substitutes: 8-Frank Lampard, 13-Ben Foster, 18-Rickie Lambert, 22-Fraser Forster, 25-Jon Flanagan.
Stadium records: Steven Gerrard has now captained the England side sixteen times in the National Stadium, beating the record set by John Terry.
He has also played in 31 of England's 41 home matches at the National Stadium.
4-2-3-1 Hart -
(Stones), Cahill, Jagielka (Smalling), Johnson -
Henderson, Gerrard
(Wilshere) -
Welbeck, Rooney
(Sterling), Lallana (Milner) -
Averages (Starting XI): Age 27 years 348 days Appearances/Goals 37.1 6.8


Peru Team



FIFA (8 May 2014) 42nd
EFO ranking Group 7
ELO rating =35th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Wine v-necked jerseys with red sash and tonal collar, wine shorts, wine socks with red pinhoops around calf.
Capt: Alberto Rodríguez Manager: Pablo Javier Bengoechea Dutra, 49 (27 February 1965 in Uruguay), appointed 4 March 2014.
1st match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 0 - A 3.
Peru Lineup
1 Fernández Valverde, Raúl O. 28
236 days
6 October 1985 G FC Dallas, United States 28 0
2 Rodríguez Valdelomar, Alberto J. 30
60 days
31 March 1984 RB Rio Ave FC, Portugal 50 0
4 Callens Asin, Alexander M.M. 23
87 days
4 March 1992 CD Real Sociedad de Fútbol B, Spain 3 0
15 Ramos Garagay, Christian G. 25
207 days
4 November 1988 LB Club Juan Aurich SA 13 0
17 Advíncula Castrillón, Luis J.P. 24
89 days
2 March 1990 RWB CS Cristal, on loan from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Germany 30 0
19 Yotún Flores, V. Yoshimar 24
53 days
7 April 1990 RM CS Cristal 31 1
Cruzado Durand, P. Rinaldo 29
251 days
21 September 1984 CM Club Nacional de Football 32 2
Cruzado cautioned in the 27th min. after he lunged into the back of Gerrard on the half-way line.
23 Ballón Villacorta, Josépmir A. 26
70 days
21 March 1988 LM CD Universidad San Martín de Porres 26 0
20 Ramírez Lucay, Luis A., off 60th min. 29
201 days
10 November 1984 LWB SC Corinthians Paulista, Brazil 32 2
22 Deza Sanchez, Jean C.F., off 65th min. 20
266 days
6 September 1993 RF Montpellier HSC, France, on loan from CD Universidad San Martín de Porres 1 0
18 Carrillo Diaz, André M. 22
350 days
14 June 1991 LF Sporting Clube de Portugal, Portugal 15 1
Peru Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Peru 0
7 Hurtado Huertas, C. Paolo C., on 60th min (59:26) for Ramírez 23
307 days
27 July 1990 AM CA Peñarol, Uruguay, on loan from FC Paços de Ferreira, Portugal 12 2
scoreline: England 2 Peru 0
9 Ruidíaz Misitich, Raúl M., on 65th min. (64:55) for Deza 23
309 days
25 July 1990 CF Club Universitario de Deportes, on loan from Coritiba FC, Brazil 9 0
25 Rioja La Rosa, Hansell A., on 68th min. (67:28) for Ramos 22
227 days
15 October 1991 CD Club Cienciano 1 0
scoreline: England 3 Peru 0
13 Velarde Pinto, Mario A., on 78th min. (77:28) for Advíncula 23
331 days
3 July 1990 LB CD Unión Comercio 1 0
24 Flores Peralta, Edison, on 86th min (85:45) for Carrillo 20
15 days
15 May 1994 RM Club Universitario de Deportes 2 0
result: England 3 Peru 0
unused substitutes: 5-Gianmarco Gambetta, 12-George Forsyth, 16-Miguel Trauco, 21-Pedro Gallese.
Coach Pablo Bengoechea played for Uruguay against England in 1995.
3-5-2 Fernández -
Rodríguez, Callens, Ramos (Rioja),  -
(Velarde), Yotún, Cruzado, Ball�n, Ramírez (Hurtado) -
(Ruidíaz), Carillo (Flores).
Averages (Starting XI): Age 25 years 304 days Appearances/Goals 23.7 0.5
youngest opposing XI in 2013-14


    Match Report by Mike Payne

If keeping good possession, giving everyone some game time, and winning the match, was the order of the day for this friendly against Peru, then this was the perfect build up to the adventure that lies ahead during the summer.  The game wasn't a particularly good one, although there were some good moments, and at the end of the day it was a job well done.

Both teams set themselves up to be tight and determined and the first 15 minutes saw both England and Peru probing away, trying to find gaps in two well-organised defences.  England had the bulk of possession but most of the passes went from side to side or back and few went forward.  The first semblance of a chance came when Joe Hart came swiftly off his line to smother a through ball as Luis Ramirez threatened.  Then, just before the 20 minute mark, Jean Deza ran at the England defenders and tried a toe poke of a shot which took a wicked deflection off of Phil Jagielka's heel and almost looped over Hart in goal.  But the custodian, who looked really sharp all evening, made a great one-handed save to prevent a freak goal.  England responded by going straight down the other end and creating their first chance of the match.  Adam Lallana drove at the Peru defence, but as he was blocked the ball ran into the path of Daniel Sturridge, but the Liverpool man just pulled his shot the wrong side of the far post.

A booking for Rinaldo Cruzado, after a bad challenge on Steven Gerrard, was the only thing of note for a spell, as Peru were proving to be a well-organised and efficient team, and it would need something special from England to unlock the door.  Gerrard also received a yellow card, somewhat harshly, for a strong but fair tackle, but soon the fans rose as one to acclaim a fine goal.  After 33 minutes England produced that piece of magic that they and the crowd craved.  Glen Johnson's determination won a throw-in down the right hand corner.  He took the throw quickly and gave it to his Liverpool teammate Sturridge.  The in-form striker showed quick feet, cut inside, and curled the most delicious of left-foot shots into the far top corner with the keeper totally beaten.  It was a wonderful goal from Sturridge and showed just what he is capable of.

Two minutes later Lallana won a corner and Wayne Rooney headed Gerrard's cross just over at the near post.  The feeling was now that the ascendency was with England and Danny Welbeck also headed over the bar, from a Leighton Baines free-kick.  The Manchester United striker might have done a little better, as he was well placed, but he the header went up instead of down.  A lapse in concentration then almost cost England as Peru almost found an equaliser.  Ramirez beat the offside trap and had a one on one with Hart, but the goalkeeper spread himself brilliantly and diverted the ball for a corner to preserve the deserved half-time lead.  That was to be Peru's best chance of the match.

England began the second half in control and they held possession well without showing that cutting edge up front.  Peru were not out of it yet though and in the 54th minute Deza almost produced a brand of Peruvian magic.  He picked the ball up on the halfway line and ran at England.  He wasted no time and hit a fierce shot from long range which had Hart scrambling and only just cleared England's crossbar.  Deza had another chance on 63 minutes but this time Jagielka made a terrific block with a last ditch tackle.  Generally though, England were still in command and in the 65th minute they virtually made the game safe with a second goal.  Welbeck and Baines combined to win a corner, but before the kick was taken England brought on Jack Wilshere, and other substitutions were waiting to be made.  Whilst the officials were sorting them out the referee waved play on and Baines took the corner.  The cross was met by Gary Cahill and the ball nestled in the Peruvian net.

Raheem Sterling then replaced the subdued Rooney and Peru also made changes.  Sterling was soon looking lively and five minutes later England put the result beyond doubt.  Again the goal came from a Baines corner.  As the cross came in goalkeeper Raul Fernandez tried to catch the ball but dropped it under pressure from a number of bodies in the box.  Jagielka needed no second invitation and he quickly snapped up the gift to fire the ball home.

There were several more substitutions in the remaining 20 minutes, and Chris Smalling, Ross Barkley, James Milner and debutant John Stones were all sent on to gain valuable experience against South American opposition.  The only other chance in those remaining minutes fell to Sterling, who really should have scored when set up by Barkley, but could only push his shot wide of the far post.

So, a good night's work for England and the crowd gave them a great send-off as they head for the World Cup.  Some more warm-up games lie ahead before the real stuff starts, and acclimatisation could be the key as the big games approach.

It's going to be fun, isn't it?

Source Notes

BBC Sport
ITV Sport
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor