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Last Updated: Thursday February 07 2008 07:05 GMT

Helen's England vs Switzerland match report

Helen and a shot of the England vs Switzerland match

England's friendly against Switzerland gave fans their first chance to see the team in action under new boss Fabio Capello.

Newsround's Helen went along to Wembley to watch the match and see how England's performance went down with the fans.


Let's face it when it comes to football England had a pretty rubbish year last year, but last night marked the start of a new era.

It was new manager Fabio Capello's first game in charge. Everyone reckons he will transform England's footy fortunes, so no wonder the game was a sell out.

Lots of people went to Wembley to see the new boss in action (and probably find out what all the fuss has been about!)

Answering back

Steven Gerrard and Shaun Wright Phillips
Steven Gerrard set up Shaun Wright Phillips for the winning goal
More than 86,000 fans turned up at Wembley. The stadium seemed to take ages to fill up though, and to be honest they didn't make much noise once they were in their seats.

One cool thing the fans did do, was too hold up the red and white plastic sheets left on their seats before the match By holding them up together they made the England flag. It looked really smart.

For a while it didn't look like either side were going to score, but then Joe Cole seemed to find his feet and his form.

He beat a player then crossed it to Jermaine Jenas who netted goal number one for England.

Not impressed

That seemed to give the players confidence and Rooney came close to scoring a couple of times.

Switzerland answered back with a goal from Derdiyok, it was his first match for Switzerland.

He couldn't celebrate for too long as England soon went ahead again thanks to Shaun Wright Phillips who raced onto the end of a cross from Steven Gerrard.

After the game some fans didn't seem too impressed with England's performance.

You'd think we would all be happy with a victory, but that's football fans for you!



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