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Sunday, 22 May 2016
A Vauxhall European Championships warm-up Friendly Match

England 2 Turkey 1 [1-1]

The Etihad Stadium, Eastlands, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Kick-off (BST): 5.15pm.
Attendance: 44,866

England kicked-off 96 minutes 46:00 & 50:14
[1-0] Harry Kane 3 2:07
 12-yard right-footed placed shot low to Babacan's left from an Dele Alli lay-off: Kane was offside

[1-1] Hakan Ҫalhanoğlu 13 12:56
6-yard right-footed shot from Cenk's goalline cross after taking Hart away from the goal
[1-1] Harry Kane penalty 72 71:24
 hit the outside of the left post
 (Topal fouled Vardy 70:33)

[2-1] Jamie Vardy 83 82:15
 right-footed strike from 3 yards after Babacan saved a Cahill header
  Oğuzhan Özyakup 32 31:30
Jack Wilshire 57 56:58
Mehmet Topal
Commentator: Clive Tyldesley with Glenn Hoddle

Match Summary

Officials from Germany England Squad


Turkey Squad
Referee (yellow) - Deniz Aytekin
  37 (21 July 1978), Nürnberg, FIFA-listed 2011.

Assistant Referees - Guido Kleve, 39 (17 October 1976), Köln, and Mike Pickel, 41 (8 April 1975), Mendig.
Fourth official - Daniel Siebert, 32 (4 May 1984), Berlin, FIFA-listed 2015.

15 Goal Attempts 14
4 Attempts on Target 4
1 Hit Bar/Post 0
2 Corner Kicks Won 4
3 Offside Calls Against 2
17 Fouls Conceded 16
51% Possession 49%

England Team



FIFA (5 May 2016) 10th
EFO ranking Group 4
ELO rating 9th
Colours: The Nike 2016 home uniform - White v-necked jerseys with light blue sleeves and ice blue collared trim/side stripe and white cuffs, white shorts with ice blue side trim, red socks.
Capt: Gary Cahill
(third (5) captaincy)
Manager: Roy Hodgson, 68 (9 August 1947), appointed 1 May 2012,
50th match, W 30 - D 13 - L 7 - F 102 - A 39.
Hodgson is the sixth England manager to be in charge for fifty matches
England Lineup
1 Hart, C. Joseph J. 29
33 days
19 April 1987 G Manchester City FC 58 40ᵍᵃ
2 Walker, Kyle A. 25
360 days
28 May 1990 RB Tottenham Hotspur FC 15 0
3 Rose, Daniel L. 25
325 days
2 July 1990 LB Tottenham Hotspur FC 3 0
4 Dier, Eric J.E. 22
128 days
15 January 1994 CM Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 1
5 Cahill, Gary J. 30
155 days
19 December 1985 RCD Chelsea FC 42 3
6 Stones, John 21
360 days
28 May 1994 LCD Everton FC 9 0
7 Sterling, Raheem S., off 73rd min. 21
166 days
8 December 1994
in Kingston, Jamaica
RF Manchester City FC 21 2
8 Wilshere, Jack A.G., off 65th min. 24
142 days
1 January 1992 LM Arsenal FC
57th minute after tripping Şen after Danny Rose himself had been fouled.
9 Vardy, Jamie R. 29
132 days
11 January 1987 LF Leicester City FC 7 3
10 Kane, Harry E. 22
299 days
28 July 1993 CF Tottenham Hotspur FC 11 5 ¹
England's 33rd penalty miss, first since 2010
Alli, Bamidele J. 20
41 days
11 April 1996 RM Tottenham Hotspur FC 7 1
England Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Turkey 1
14 Henderson, Jordan B., on 66th min. (65:46) for Wilshere 25
340 days
17 June 1990 M Liverpool FC 24 16 1
15 Drinkwater, Daniel N., on 73rd min. (72:55) for Sterling 26
78 days
5 March 1990 DM Leicester City FC 2 1 0
result: England 2 Turkey 1
unused substitutes: 12-Ryan Bertrand, 13-Fraser Forster, 16-Ross Barkley, 17-Andros Townsend, 18-Fabian Delph, 19-Tom Heaton.
records: Harry Kane's missed penalty ends a run of eleven successful converted kicks. If he had scored, it would have broken the record set in 2003. He is the youngest to miss since Alan Ball in 1966, who was 255 days younger than Kane.
Coach Roy Hodgson was in charge of Switzerland against Fatih Terim's Turkey team in the 1994-95 European Championship qualification campaign (2-1 & 1-2).
Hart -
Walker, Cahill, Stones, Rose -
Alli, Dier, Wilshere
(Henderson) -
Kane, Sterling
(Drinkwater), Vardy
notes: switched to 4-4-2 in 55th min. Sterling going into midfield to form the midfield diamond.
Averages (Starting XI): Age 24 years 328 days Appearances/Goals 18.8 1.4


Turkey Team



FIFA (5 May 2016) 13th
EFO ranking Group 6
ELO rating =16th to 18th
Colours: Made by Nike - Red v-necked jerseys with black ribbed trim/side stripe, black shorts, black socks.
Capt: Mehmet Topal Manager: Fatih Terim, 62 (4 September 1953), appointed 22 August 2013 for a third time (1993-96 & 2005-09)
122nd match, W 63 - D 30 - L 29 - F x - A x.
Turkey Lineup
1 Babacan, Volkan 27
284 days
12 August 1988 G İstanbul Başakşehir FK 15 0
7 Gönül, Gökhan 31
139 days
4 January 1985 RB Fenerbahçe SK 56 1
15 Topal, Mehmet 30
80 days
3 March 1986 CD Fenerbahçe SK
71st minute for a foul on a sprinting Jamie Vardy in the box (70:33). PENALTY
3 Balta, Hakan Kadir 33
60 days
23 March 1983
in West Berlin, West Germany
CD Galatasaray SK 45 2
18 Erkin, Caner, off 70th min. 27
231 days
4 October 1988 LB Fenerbahçe SK 45 2
16 Tufan, Ozan, off 87th min. 21
60 days
23 March 1995 DM Fenerbahçe SK 22 1
8 Inan, Selҫuk 31
102 days
10 February 1985 DM Galatasaray SK 51 8
5 Ҫalhanoğlu, Hakan, off 78th min. 22
104 days
8 February 1994
in Mannheim, Germany
RM Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany 17 6
14 Özyakup, Oğuzhan, off 70th min. 23
242 days
23 September 1992
in Zaandam, Netherlands
CM Beşiktaş JK
32nd minute for a foul after a badly timed sliding tackle brought down Sterling.
20 Şen, Volkan, off 83rd min. 28
320 days
7 July 1987 LM Fenerbahçe SK 15 0
Tosun, Cenk 24
350 days
7 June 1991
in Wetzlar, Germany
CF Beşiktaş JK 8 3
Turkey Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Turkey 1
13 Köybaşı, İsmail, on 70th min (69:18) for Erkin 26
317 days
10 July 1989 LB Beşiktaş JK 17 0
21 Tekdemir, Mahmut, on 70th min. (69:25) for Özyakup 28
114 days
29 January 1988 CD İstanbul Başakşehir FK 3 0
10 Şahan, Olcay, on 78th min. (77:43) for Ҫalhanoğlu 28
362 days
26 May 1987
in D�sseldorf, West Germany
AM Beşiktaş JK 23 2
22 Oztekin, Yasan, on 83rd min. for Sen 29
64 days
19 March 1987
in Dortmund, West Germany
M Galatasaray SK 5 0
scoreline: England 2 Turkey 1
19 Erdinҫ, Mevlüt, on 87th min. (86:13) for Tufan 29
87 days
25 February 1987
in Saint Claude, France
F En Avant de Guingamp Cotes-d'Armor, France, on loan from Hannoverscher SV von 1896, Germany 34 8
result: England 2 Turkey 1
unused substitutes: 2-Şener Özbayraklı, 4-Ahmet Yılmaz Ҫalik, 6-Alper Potuk, 11-Gökhan Töre, 12-Onur Kıvrak, 17-Yunus Mallı, 23-Harun Tekin, 24-Ҫağlar Söyüncü, 25-Emre Mor.
team notes: Hakan Ҫalhanoğlu's goal is the first goal scored by Turkey against England at the eleventh attempt.
Coach Fatih Terim was in charge of Turkey against Roy Hodgson's Switzerland team in the 1994-95 European Championship qualification campaign (1-2 & 2-1).
4-2-3-1 Babacan -
Gönül, Topal, Balta, Erkin (Köybaşı) -
(Erdinҫ), Inan -
Ҫalhanoğlu (Sahan), Özyakup (Tekdemir), Şen (Oztekin) -
Averages (Starting XI): Age 27 years 181 days Appearances/Goals 31.7 2.1


    Match Report by Mike Payne

England made a lively start to this game and within seconds of the first whistle Harry Kane so nearly put Jamie Vardy in for a chance on goal, Vardy not quite reaching the pass.  In the third minute though England did score, although there was an element of luck involved.  Good close work by Raheem Sterling saw him find Deli Alli, and the midfielder's flick set up Kane who confidently side-footed the ball past the goalkeeper.  It was a well taken goal, but replays showed that Kane was offside.  Those things usually go against England but not this time and the goal was given.

Rarely has an International been so open, so early in the match, and on five minutes only a wonderful block tackle by Kyle Walker saved England, with their defence at sixes and sevens.  The action continued and Cenk Tosun, a thorn throughout, forced Joe Hart into his first save,  low down at his near post.  Those warnings were not heeded by England and following another spirited attack by the Turks, the visitors finally scored their first ever goal against England.  A pass inside Danny Rose sent Volkan Sen away and, as Hart came out to try to block at his feet, the ball went across goal and eventually found Hakan Calhanoglu who was left with an easy tap-in.  It was a well taken, and deserved equaliser for Turkey, but it has to be said that leading up to the goal England's defence made several mistakes between them, exposing the frailties that we all worry about.

In the 17th minute Kane, who seemed to be the nominated free-kick taker for England on the night, made a mess of his first effort, and not for the last time either.  And it took 22 minutes before we had the first real sighting of Jack Wilshere, who picked up possession on the right, cut inside, and hit a low shot which the goalkeeper Volkan Babacan easily saved at his near post.

By now the game had become scrappy as Turkey gave away a number of free-kicks and England struggled to make their passing count.  It was slow and ponderous from the home players and the game looked more and more like a practice match for a while.  Having said that, some of the Turkish challenges were rather meaty and the England players were in danger of injury at times.

On 29 minutes Eric Dier headed wide from a Wilshere corner, Kane forced the keeper into another save a minute later and then Oguzhan Oyzakup was booked for a foul, not his first and certainly not his last firm tackle of the night.

With 35 minutes gone Turkey began to sit back and protect their draw and it gave England the chance to play the ball around, gaining confidence through having more possession, but whereas Turkey's midfield had been nippy and mobile, England's was rather static and sedate.  A good break by the ever-willing Rose found Vardy in space, but his shot was blocked, and that ended a disappointing half for England, who did look a little disjointed at times.  The half-time chat with the manager was needed at that point.

England came out of the blocks well after the restart, immediately going on to the front foot.  Alli teed up Vardy, but his shot was blocked and then some good play by England was only ended when Kane was caught offside.  On 53 minutes though Tosun was again left unmarked as he headed wide, and then a turn and shot a minute later by the same player was just a little too close for comfort as far as England were concerned.  In this spell Turkey seemed to be winning all the second balls and England could not clear their lines.  Calhanoglu's glancing header caused England all sorts of problems until Rose cleared the ball for a corner.  Sterling then made a good break down the right to relieve the pressure, but his cross was poor and there was nobody to meet it.

On 66 minutes Wilshere's quiet match was over, valuable game time for the Arsenal man following his injury riddled season, but his ineffectiveness is something Roy Hodgson will have to look at.  On came Jordan Henderson, another recovering from injury, and then Turkey made several changes too.  Four minutes later and there was a golden chance for England.  A mistake by a Turkey defender gave Vardy a typical run at goal, something he has done successfully for Leicester all season.  As he reached the penalty area he turned across Mehmet Topal and the Turkish captain clumsily bundled him over.  It was reminiscent of the incident against West Ham when Vardy was sent off for diving, but there was a definite arm across Vardy, and at that pace any contact was going to bring him down.  As it turned out, it didn't matter as Kane's spot-kick was hit well enough, but not accurately enough, and the ball went wide, off the outside of the left-hand post.

Three minutes later Danny Drinkwater came on for Sterling and soon afterwards, more good work by the hard running Walker set up Kane again, but this time the Spurs forward fouled a defender before heading for goal.  On 83 minutes England won a corner on the right.  Over came the cross and Gary Cahill rose well to head down towards the corner.  Babacan dived to parry the ball but in so doing collided with his defender on the line.  The ball ran free and there was Vardy to smash a shot at goal and the ball went in off the keeper's head!

This was now a good test for England ahead of the forthcoming European Championship tournament, with just seven minutes to go, could they hold on to their lead?  Turkey upped the pace and pushed forward, but in the main England stood up to the challenge well, showing determination and some good skill, with Cahill and John Stones battling for everything.  In fact England came close again when Vardy fed Kane and the striker shot just over.  The one final scare came in the third minute of stoppage time.  For once the defence was exposed and in came Topal to fire in a shot that was brilliantly saved by Hart as he deflected the shot with a strong right hand and Stones completed the clearance.  It was a narrow squeak, but overall England deserved their bit of luck, and they finally saw it through to end Turkey's long unbeaten run.

Although there were plenty of plus signs there was also plenty to work on for Roy Hodgson and his staff.  Hart needs to improve his distribution, the defenders need to make the right decisions at the right times, the midfield needs to show more energy and the strikers need to keep scoring!  Other than that it was fine!  Onwards and upwards.

Source Notes

BBC Sport

Mike Payne - football historian and contributor