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Tuesday, 20 June, 2000, 18:04 GMT 19:04 UK
England v Romania clockwatch
Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer scores the opening for England

England 2-3 Romania
(Charleroi - Att: 30,000)

2 mins: England concede free-kick in dangerous position. Adrian Ilie fires in a thunderbolt which Nigel Martyn spectacularly saves.

Martyn was called into the team after David Seaman picked up an injury before kick-off.

14 mins: Romania are firmly on top and Viorel Moldovan tests Martyn with a powerful shot from the edge of the box which the Leeds keeper blocks.

18 mins Cristian Chivu is booked after up-ending Beckham. The free-kick is delivered into the box by Beckham but Sol Campbell just fails to make contact as the ball whistles wide.

23 mins: Chivu picks up the ball on the left side of the penalty area and his cross loops over Martyn before crashing back off the inside of the far post and into the net.
England 0-1 Romania

32 mins: The injured Romanian captain Gheorghe Popescu is replaced by Belodedici.

34 mins: England are caught napping in defence as Dan Petrescu's cross is met by Ilie but Martyn makes a comfortable save.

36 mins: Chivu storms away past Gary Neville as England continue to be outplayed. He tries his luck from outside the area and the ball flies over the crossbar.

41 mins: Chivu fouls Paul Ince in the box and England are awarded a penalty. Petrescu is booked for dissent.

Alan Shearer steps up to take the spot-kick and sends Bogdan Stelea the wrong way as Kevin Keegan's side claim a vital equaliser.
England 1-1 Romania

44 mins: Ince is hauled down by Cosmin Contra and shown the yellow card.

45 mins: Ilie is booked for unfairly trying to win a penalty by going down in the box even though Martyn clearly makes no contact with him.

45 mins: Michael Owen puts England ahead after he beat the offside trap from Scholes' pass. He calmly takes the ball round Stelea and runs it into the net.
England 2-1 Romania.

Half-time: England 2-1 Romania

48 mins: Martyn comes unnecessarily out of his goal but only succeeds in punching the ball straight to Dorinel Munteanu who volleys home the equaliser amid poor England defending.
England 2-2 Romania.

Martin Keown
Martin Keown battles with Adrian Mutu

61 mins: Mutu crosses from the left and Ilie fails to make proper contact. allowing Martyn to make an easy save.

64 mins: Shearer is booked for trying to win a free-kick just outside Romania's penalty area.

66 mins: Emile Heskey replaces Owen.

71 mins: Iulian Filipescu booked for foul on Heskey.

74 mins: Ilie replaced by Ganea.

75 mins: Nick Barmby comes on for Wise.

77 mins: Martyn gets down well to keep out low shot from Mutu.

78 mins: England produce a better move with Heskey linking well with Barmby and latter shooting wide of the target as the game inches towards a tense climax.

81 mins: Gareth Southgate gets his first taste of Euro 2000 action when he replaces Scholes for the closing stages.

86 mins: England fans get behind their heroes but it is heart-stopping stuff as Romania push for a winner.

88 mins: Phil Neville concedes penalty by fouling Moldovan on the right. Ganea sends Martyn the wrong way as England press the self-destruct button.
England 2-3 Romania.

90 mins: England have last chance from free-kick but Shearer is unable to deflect Beckham's long distance effort into the net. England go out as Romania progress to play Italy in the quarter-finals.

Full-time: England 2-3 Romania

England: Martyn, P Neville, Campbell, Keown, G Neville, Wise (Barmby 75), Ince, Scholes (Southgate 81), Beckham, Shearer, Owen (Heskey 66).

Romania: Stelea, Filipescu, Popescu (Belodedici 32), Contra, Petrescu, Galca, Mutu, Munteanu, Chivu, Moldovan, Ilie (Ganea 74).

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See also:

20 Jun 00 | England
Ince issues England warning
19 Jun 00 | England
Keegan urges fans to stay calm
19 Jun 00 | Romania
Petrescu in Hagi pledge
18 Jun 00 | Romania
Hagi looks for another chance
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