England 2-2 Montenegro: Three Lions to Finals, Brave Falcons to Playoffs
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Fabio Capello's England national team drew 2-2 with Branko Brnovic's Montenegro on Friday night at the Podgorica City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro.
With the result, England qualify for the Euro 2012 finals next year in Poland and the Ukraine, while Montenegro advance to the playoffs in November.
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England are through to the finals, while Montenegro advance to the play-offs. What a night for football in Podgorica.
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90' + 3' - That's a wrap. The fans flood the field. What a night for Montenegro. It's a job well done for England, a job well done for Montenegro.
Elsad Zverotić 45'
Andrea Delibasic 90 + 1'
Ashley Young 11'
Darren Bent 31'
90' + 2' - Well, a draw was going to be enough for England to begin with. This is just misery for Switzerland.
90' + 1' - GOAL! Montenegro 23 Andrija Delibašić
Great delivery. Great finish. And that may be just what the Brave Falcons ordered.
90' - But a dive is a dive is a dive is a dive. Good match called so far by Wolfgang Stark. Three minutes of additional time.
89' - Montenegro's failthful may have a right to feel like they have been had tonight, and rightfully so.
88' - A penalty has been given to Montenegro? No, it's simulation.
Yellow card 8 Stevan Jovetic
87' - Here's a delivery, and that is cleared. Montenegro now are applying pressure. Another chance is saved by Joe Hart. Corner.
86' - Seriously, it should be 2-2 right now. A crucifiable miss. Scott Parker with the challenge.
85' - Unbelievable. How does Dejan Damjanovic, for the life of me, not finish that?
84' - The play of Joe Hart in these closing minutes may tell the story yet here in Podgorica.
83' - Stefan Savic now for Montenegro, and Joe Hart does some work.
82' - Who will take this free kick? Frank Lampard, that's who, but it goes off the wall for a corner amidst the whistling in Montenegro's national capital. Stewart Downing skied that rebound.
81' - And a Rooney down at that. As in Wayne Rooney. Danny Welbeck wins a free kick.
80' - 80 minutes gone, still 2-1 England, who are playing a man down.
78' - Cole with another throw. Looks like England will just be happy to bunker.
77' - Throw-in for Ashley Cole.
76' - Substitution England
IN 17 Danny Welbeck
OUT 7 Theo Walcott
Garbage time now in the pouring rain.
75' - Montenegro are going to play a man up, how about this!
74' - Looks like the accusations regarding his dad have gotten to him. Moment of madness for Rooney. Everything seems to be coming around. What a shame.
73' - A little call and response from the Montenegro faithful. And Wayne Rooney gonna get carded here.
Red card 10 Wayne Rooney
Call it with Braille, guilty as charged..,this has not been his night. England are down to 10 men.
72' - 52 to 48 in favor of Montenegro in terms of possession. This match seems to be turned on its head, though the score does not reflect it.
71' - Jovetic with the challenge.
70' - England break. Frank Lampard. Here's Wayne Rooney, and Scott Parker wasted that one. Stevan Jovetic with a chance.
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