All the talking and all the hype finally came to be today, all the talk of the 1-0 upset by the USA over England The game got it’s first goal just four minutes into the game after England got a throw-in and Steven Gerrard lost his man and got a nice pass from Emile Heskey and Gerrard nicely put the ball into the net.
The game was very competitive but England looked the more likely to get a win as a final result, they had chances to add to their lead but their shots were being saved by American goalkeeper Tim Howard. The shooting from the England players should have been better, they were directed straight at the American goalkeeper.
The U.S. had their fair share of chances and could have gotten the equalizer on a few occasions, Jozy Altidore miss directed a header from a few yards out and also missed tapping home another chance from a few yards out from a cross and they got just that with the help of English goalkeeper. Clint Dempsey fired a shot with his left foot from about 30 yards out which bounced straight the Robert Green but he fumbled it and knocked the ball over the line gifting the Americans an equalizer just before halftime.
The second half started off with England having majority of the possession and creating chance after chance but Tim Howard and Oguchi Onyewu kept thwarting them. The game then got opened up got more exciting after both teams were getting equal opportunites. The Americans had the best chance of the second half when Jozy Altidore ran pass England defender Jamie Carragher and fired a nice shot but Robert Green redeemed himself from his first half blunder and made a save which hit the post and almost went in.
One of the main attractions in the build up to the game Wayne Rooney of Manchester United came to life in the second half and had a few chances but couldn’t break the 1-1 deadlock.
The game ended as a draw but England should have won the game and i am sure their players would agree but the American players and supporters also feel their team should have won as well.
The overly hyped game didn’t disappoint and both teams have now turned their attention to their next opponent in their group.