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England 1-0 Ecuador
Sunday, 25 June 2006




Michael Carrick holds off Luis Valencia

Tottenham Hotspur's Michael Carrick gets his first start of the tournament as Sven-Goran Eriksson alters England's midfield

Frank Lampard is challenged by Segundo Castillo

With more freedom to push forward, Frank Lampard unsuccessfully tries to create a chance for Wayne Rooney

Carlos Tenorio sees his shot deflected onto the crossbar by Ashley Cole

England have a lucky escape in the 10th minute when only a last-ditch block by Ashley Cole stops Carlos Tenorio scoring

Ivan Hurtado challenges Rooney

Rooney has his first shot as the Europeans look to take the initiative but his floated effort fails to test Cristian Mora

Referee Frank De Bleeckere books John Terry

John Terry appears to be below his best in the opening stages and receives a yellow card for a foul on Carlos Tenorio

David Beckham forces Ecuador's wall into action

A 34th-minute free-kick comes England's way, but the game remains goalless as David Beckham places it just wide

Rio Ferdinand ends up on the floor after another chance for Ecuador

The South Americans finish the half strongly but England's defence remain unbeaten at the interval

Mora is beaten by Beckham's free-kick

Another chance falls to Beckham on the hour and this time he makes no mistake, squeezing the ball inside Mora's post

David Beckham celebrates his goal with Ashley Cole

The goal creates history as Beckham becomes the first England player to score in three World Cup tournaments

Luis Valencia prepares to shoot for Ecuador

An error by Ferdinand gives Luis Valencia a chance to level the scores soon after but Paul Robinson makes the save

Edwin Tenorio attempts to bring the ball away from Owen Hargreaves

With England spurning several chances to double their lead, Ecuador fashion a few more opportunities of their own

Paul Robinson grimaces after falling awkwardly but recovers after treatment

Eriksson's team soak up the pressure but receive a scare when Robinson goes down injured - he recovers though

Players from both sides exchange shirts at the end of the game

Valencia goes close again but England hold on to book a quarter-final in Gelsenkirchen against Portugal



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Your World Cup pics - 25 June
25 Jun 06 |  World Cup 2006


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