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Wembley Stadium (ATT 85,091) 2nd June 2012 - Kick off 17:15 Ref: P Rasmussen

England England vs Belgium Belgium

England 1

D Welbeck (36)


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  1. Welbeck's chipped finish in the first half is the difference. England will head for Euro 2012 on the back of the 1-0 win over Belgium. Hodgson wins his first game in charge at Wembley and, on the back of the success over Norway by the same scoreline, will be a happy man. It was certainly not a memorable contest, but do not expect much different other than organisation, discipline and shape from a Hodgson-managed team.

  2. 90 + 4


  3. 90 + 3

    Lukaku thinks he has broken through and is in on goal. But he is annoyed to look up and see an offside flag.

  4. 90 + 2

    Fellaini forces a late save from Hart from 18 yards. The England goalkeeper had to dive down to his left and gathered the effort at the first attempt.

  5. 90 + 1

    England's midfield is now very deep. They are almost on top of the defence. Defoe and Walcott are the only men up field.

  6. 90

    ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of four minutes added time before the final whistle.

  7. 89

    England, though are still looking to counter-attack. Walcott and Defoe again link up. Defoe sends his shot into the side-netting.

  8. 88

    The game is limping towards its conclusion. I do not think there is any question Hodgson has managed to get his tactics across to the England players. This has been organised, and that is his trademark.

  9. 87

    Big chance for Belgium at the corner. Vertonghen has a free header after poor marking from, of all people, Walcott. Luckily for England, the ball goes over the crossbar.

  10. 86

    Johnson makes a bit of a mess of clearing a cross and sends the ball looping over his own crossbar. Corner to Belgium.

  11. 85

    Man of the match nominations? Send them to or via Twitter to @SkySportsPeteF. My vote goes to Cole.

  12. 84

    Hodgson will be happy if England finish the game with a 1-0 win. They have been effective if far from spectacular. But that is how he builds his team. The question is, would this sort of performance be enough to deal with the likes of France?

  13. 83

    England and Liverpool captain Gerrard is replaced by club-mate Henderson, who was a late call up to the squad after Lampard's injury.

  14. 82

    Defoe hits the post. Walcott drove forward towards the Belgium defence before laying off the ball to his team-mate. Defoe takes a touch inside the penalty area and then shoot across the face of goal. He is unfortunate to see the ball hit the far post and ricochet away.

  15. 81

    Parker is unusually high up the field and almost meets Rooney's cross. Vermaelen is able to head clear.

  16. 80

    Hart takes a chance with a touch with the ball at his feet inside his area. Lukaku is quickly putting him under pressure. England are pleased to see a foul awarded against Lukaku.

  17. 79

    That was the closest Belgium have come. Lescott is now back on the pitch with his head bandaged.

  18. 78

    Gillet smacks a first-time effort off the outside of Hart's right-hand post. Hart was beaten. He was watching the ball fly past.

  19. 77

    Lescott is ordered to go off the pitch for treatment to a cut on the right-hand side of his face. He had blood on his shirt and will have to change his jersey.

  20. 76

    Lukaku holds the ball up and manages to make space for a shot. Cole, though, produces a fantastic sliding block inside the penalty area to stop his club-mate's shot from hitting the target.

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