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Saturday, 12 October, 2002, 17:00 GMT 18:00 UK
Clockwatch: Slovakia 1-2 England
All the action from the Group Seven Euro 2004 qualifier in Bratislava.


Full-time: Michael Owen scores twice as England turn in an impressive second-half performance to come from behind and beat Slovakia.
Slovakia 1-2 England

90 (+5) mins: Leeds striker Alan Smith comes on for Emile Heskey.

90 (+1) mins: Marian Zeman's close-range shot is deflected off Jonathan Woodgate and England keeper David Seaman can only watch as the ball goes narrowly wide of the post.

88 mins: Szilard Nemeth turns Jonathan Woodgate on the edge of the area before volleying, but David Seaman is alert and saves.

87 mins: Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves replaces England hero Michael Owen as Sven-Goran Eriksson bids to preserve his side's lead.

86 mins: Marian Zeman is shown the yellow card for a late challenge on England substitute Kieron Dyer.

82 mins: Paul Scholes crosses from the touchline and Slovakia captain Peter Dzurik fails to clear, allowing Michael Owen to head England in front from close range.
Slovakia 1-2 England

78 mins: Kieron Dyer replaces the disappointing Steven Gerrard for England.

76 mins: Vladimir Janocko fires a shot through England's crowded penalty area and David Seaman does well to save.

69 mins: England midfielder Paul Scholes is booked for a reckless challenge.

65 mins: England gain reward for their improved second-half performance. David Beckham fires in a free-kick from 45 yards out and Michael Owen appears to get the faintest of touches with a header from the edge of the six-yard box.
Slovakia 1-1 England

63 mins: Szilard Nemeth escapes the attentions of his marker before firing a threatening cross across the face of goal.

62 mins: Slovakia's Vladimir Leitner is booked for a late tackle on David Beckham as the game becomes increasingly ill-tempered.

61 mins: Steven Gerrard, who has been disappointing, shoots high and wide from 30 yards.

58 mins: Michael Owen finds space in the area but shoots embarrassingly wide of the near post.

57 mins: David Beckham forces a save from Miroslav Konig after latching on to a low centre from Emile Heskey.

55 mins: England captain David Beckham is lucky to escape a booking after a nasty tackle on Martin Petras.

51 mins: Steven Gerrard volleys from the edge of the area but scuffs his effort and the ball goes wide. England have started the second half promisingly.

1932 BST: England get the second half underway. Steven Gerrard, who played the first half in the centre of midfield, and Paul Scholes, who was on the left, have now swapped places.


Half-time: Slovakia have enjoyed more possession and chances than their opponents and are deservedly ahead at half-time. Trouble in the crowd behind the England goal has marred the first 45 minutes.
Slovakia 1-0 England

42 mins: Police wielding batons force their way into the crowd as trouble erupts in the stand behind the England goal.

42 mins: Szilard Nemeth, the outstanding performer of the first half, shoots from over 30 yards and David Seaman is forced to make a low save.

39 mins: England skipper David Beckham finds himself clear 10 yards from goal. He ambitiously elects to chip the keeper but his effort goes over the crossbar.

39 mins: Gareth Southgate has a glorious opportunity to equalise, but his header is directed straight at Slovakia keeper Miroslav Konig, who saves.

38 mins: England win their first corner of the game but Slovakia clear.

31 mins: Robert Vittek is booked for an abysmally late challenge on England's Gary Neville.

28 mins: Nicky Butt goes desperately close for England with a powerful right-footed shot from 20 yards.

26 mins: England captain David Beckham fires a free-kick into the arms of Slovakia keeper Miroslav Konig.

24 mins: Middlesbrough striker Szilard Nemeth puts Slovakia ahead with a tap-in after Attila Pinte wins a header inside the area.
Slovakia 1-0 England

18 mins: Szilard Nemeth, who has been hugely impressive for the hosts, effortlessly goes past Gareth Southgate before crossing low across the face of goal. Steven Gerrard slides in and almost diverts the ball into his own net.

11 mins: Slovakia striker Szilard Nemeth shoots narrowly wide of the near post from the corner of the area. The home side have been impressive in the opening stages.

10 mins: England win a free-kick 22 yards from goal after a foul on Paul Scholes, but David Beckham shoots into the wall.

7 mins: Slovakia striker Robert Vittek finds himself clean through on goal but slips as he shapes to shoot and Gareth Southgate is able to clear.

6 mins: Emile Heskey hits a first-time shot from the edge of the area but Slovakia keeper Miroslav Konig is able to gather easily.

1 min: It quickly becomes apparent that the pitch is atrocious after the heavy rain of the last 24 hours. Players are falling over and the ball is being held up in the boggy conditions.

1830 BST: Slovakia kick off in front of an expectant home crowd in Bratislava.


Team news:
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson drops Alan Smith, despite the Leeds striker's goalscoring debut against Portugal.

Emile Heskey is preferred alongside his Liverpool team-mate Michael Owen in attack.

Eriksson is buoyed by the return of captain David Beckham, David Seaman, Gary Neville, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes after the friendly against Portugal.

Middlesbrough striker Szilard Nemeth spearheads the Slovakia attack.

Slovakia: Konig, Petras, Karhan, Hlinka, Dzurik, Zeman, Pinte, Nemeth, Leitner, Janocko, Vittek.

England: Seaman, G Neville, A Cole, Southgate, Woodgate, Beckham, Gerrard, Butt, Scholes, Heskey, Owen.

Referee: D Messina (Italy).

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