6 September 2003, 2-1
vs. FYR Macedonia,
Gheorgi Hristov's 27th
minute goal came out of calamatous English mistakes, Grozdanovski's
cross was completely messed up by Sol Campbell, his attempted header,
a single yard of the floor, was missed and the ball scrambled beneath
him to a waiting Pandev. His shot rebounded of a John Terry and Gary
Neville combination, falling to Hristov, who's shot hit James' foot,
parrying into the net.
4 September 2004, 2-2
Ernst Happel Stadion,
minute goal was a twenty-five yard shot. Although the shot had power,
it should have been easily saved by David James, even more so as it
went through his arms, instead of parrying the ball away. Only two
minutes earlier, England were two-nil up.
17 August 2005, 1-4
Parken Stadion, Indre ōsterbro,
Dennis Rommedahl's 60th minute goal was scored from a Danish
counter-attack. David James ran out from his goal to chase down
a cross-field ball that Jon-Dahl Tomasson collected and won. The
momentum carried the ball towards the by-line. Tomasson's first shot
was blocked by the only defender, Ashley Cole, but the rebound was hit
towards an empty six yard box by Tomasson for Rommedahl to tap into an
11 October 2006, 0-2
vs. Croatia, Stadion Maksimir,
68th minute own goal was a defensive backpass to his
goalkeeper, Paul Robinson, the ball hit a divot and bounced over Robinson's flayling foot.
The divot was created by Robinson himself, as a guide to himself.
August 2007, 1-2 vs. Germany, The National
Stadium, Wembley, London.
tame tap-in from
three yards came after a Bernd Scneiderís cross that should have been
dealt with by the goalkeeper, but Robinsonís positioning and footwork
was all wrong and in the end he had to claw the ball out from under
his crossbar. He could only flap at it and gift Kurányi.
November 2007, 2-3 vs. Croatia, The National
Stadium, Wembley, London.
8th minute speculatative shot from
thirty yards curled around Micah Richards and bounced in front of
Scott Carson as he crouched down to catch it, it bounced across him
and into the back of the net.
11 October 2008, 5-1 vs. Kazakhstan,
The National Stadium, Wembley, London
Zhambyl Kukeev's goal in the 68th minute came from
an innocuous backpass from Ashley Cole. After picking up the ball at
the touchline, a Kazakhi striker bore down on Cole who passed the ball
back to his goalkeeper, the ball is hit too short allowing Kukeev to
run past Ferdinand and Upson, and places the ball past a static David
19 November 2008, 2-1 vs. Germany,
Patrick Helmes' goal in the 63rd minute came from
a disastrous mix-up between captain John Terry and goalkeeper
Scott Carson. Terry was shielding the ball that was heading to
Carson, allowing his goalkeeper to pick up the ball as it entered the
penalty box. Unfortunately, Helmes' slipped in between them both and
poked the ball through Carson's legs, before sidefooting the ball into an empty net for a German equaliser.
2010, 1-1 vs. USA,
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng
Dempsey's fortieth minute goal was a shot out of hope
more than anything. Dempsey's shot from twenty-five yards went
through a crowd of players, and should have been an easy catch for the
experienced Rob Green, instead, it slipped through his hands and
through his body, allowing an American equaliser to literally slip
through his fingers.