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England 6-0 Jamaica
Saturday, 3 June 2006




BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006
England

F Lampard 11
J Taylor 17 o.g.
P Crouch 29
M Owen 32
P Crouch 67
P Crouch 89

6-0
(4-0)
Jamaica

 

 
Bookings:

J Taylor 9yellow card
S Crawford 53yellow card


ENGLANDJAMAICA

Possession

56% 44%

Shots on target

8 2

Shots off target

1 6

Corners

6 7

Fouls

9 17


England

  • 01 P Robinson (45 D James)
  • 03 A Cole (35 W Bridge)
  • 05 R Ferdinand
  • 06 J Terry (33 S Campbell)
  • 02 J Carragher
  • 11 J Cole
  • 08 F Lampard (68 M Carrick)
  • 04 S Gerrard (77 S Downing)
  • 07 D Beckham (68 A Lennon)
  • 09 P Crouch
  • 10 M Owen

Subtitutes

  • 12 W Bridge,
  • 13 D James,
  • 14 P Neville,
  • 15 M Dawson,
  • 16 S Campbell,
  • 17 O Hargreaves,
  • 18 M Carrick,
  • 19 J Jenas,
  • 20 A Lennon,
  • 21 S Downing,
  • 22 S Carson,
  • 23 T Walcott,
  • 24 J Defoe,
  • 25 A Johnson,
  • 27 B Foster

Jamaica

  • 30 D Ricketts
  • 19 G Reid
  • 25 C Davis
  • 03 D Stewart
  • 16 O Daley
  • 17 J Hue (85 J Johnson)
  • 04 J Taylor yellow card (45 S Crawford)
  • 07 J Euell (79 K Stephenson)
  • 08 J Campbell-Ryce
  • 21 L Shelton (48 D Burton)
  • 10 R Fuller (76 T Bennett)

Subtitutes

  • 01 S Sawyers,
  • 05 D Stewart,
  • 06 J Morrison,
  • 09 K Stephenson,
  • 12 J Johnson,
  • 13 D Kerr,
  • 15 T Bennett,
  • 18 D Burton,
  • 20 S Crawford

Ref: Konrad Plautz
Att: 70373


ALL THE ACTION AS IT HAPPENED

Peter Crouch's hat-trick helps England demolish Jamaica in their last game before the World Cup finals and coach Sven-Goran Eriksson's final game in charge on English soil.

Peter Crouch is the man of the moment. England did all that could be asked of them. While there are slight worries about the injury situation, confidence must be sky high and it's the perfect send off with Sven-Goran Eriksson's biggest win as England manager.
Terry Butcher, Five Live Sport

FULL-TIME PLAYER RATINGS: Peter Crouch was man-of-the-match with an 8.1 score, followed by David Beckham (7.84) and Michael Owen (7.5).

And asked if England would win the World Cup - 55% of you said yes.

FULL-TIME: Peter Crouch makes a strong case to be included in England's starting line-up for their opening World Cup game against Paraguay on 10 June after inspiring Sven-Goran Eriksson's side to a convincing 6-0 friendly win over Jamaica.

90 + 1 mins: England goalkeeper David James tips Garfield Reid's shot over the bar.

89 mins: GOAL England 6-0 Jamaica
Peter Crouch makes up for his penalty miss with the best goal of the game as he grabs his hat-trick.

Michael Owen touches the ball into the feet of Crouch, who expertly bends a low shot past Donovan Ricketts.

87 mins: David James comfortably gathers Theodore Bennett's cross from the right.

82 mins: MISSED PENALTY
Everything man-of-the-moment Peter Crouch touches does not necessarily turn to gold. He tries to cheekily chip Donovan Ricketts from the penalty, but sends the ball embarrassingly over the bar.

It is the second penalty England have missed in consecutive games as Crouch misses out on the chance to claim his first hat-trick.

81 mins: Michael Owen is upended by Khari Stephenson to win a penalty for England.

78 mins: Stewart Downing comes on as a substitute for Steven Gerrard.

77 mins: Theodore Bennett replaces Ricardo Fuller as Jamaica make another substitution.

76 mins: England are starting to tire a little as passes go astray in the sultry conditions.

73 mins: Michael Carrick tries his luck with a speculative shot which is blocked by the Jamaica defence.

67 mins: Michael Carrick and Aaron Lennon come on for Frank Lampard and David Beckham, as Lennon makes his full England bow.

66 mins: GOAL England 5-0 Jamaica
Peter Crouch claims his second with a goal made in Liverpool. Jamie Carragher's cross from the right takes out the Jamaica defence leaving Crouch with a simple tap-in. Cue huge smiles and that dance again.

64 mins: Jamaica goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts gets down quickly to push away a Joe Cole shot.

62 mins: Steven Gerrard helps out Sol Campbell to tackle Ricardo Fuller as Jamaica win another corner.

Gerrard has maintained his defensive concentration throughout this game, shackling his attacking instincts for the sake of the rest of the team.

59 mins: Two corners for Jamaica in the space of a minute, with England defender Rio Ferdinand clearing both times.

58 mins: Jamaica's most impressive player Jamal Campbell-Ryce dinks over a cross that Jamie Carragher heads away for a corner.

56 mins: Joe Cole tries is luck with a snap volley, but his effort goes wide.

54 mins: Damion Stewart shepherds the ball out of play under pressure from Michael Owen.

52 mins: Shane Crawford is yellow carded for a dangerous tackle on England midfielder Frank Lampard.

Defensively, Jamaica are exceedingly poor. I've never seen such a disorgansied defence at international level.
Graham Taylor, Five Live Sport

47 mins: Jamaica make their second substitution of the game as Deon Burton comes on for Luton Shelton.

Any doubt about Peter Crouch starting the early World Cup games for England has been put to bed because he scores goals and creates goals. He's an important figure.
Terry Butcher, Five Live Sport

46 mins: England resume the game.

1506 BST: England make their third substitution as David James replaces Paul Robinson in goal.

Jamaica also make a change, bringing on Shane Crawford for Jermaine Taylor.

HALF-TIME PLAYER RATINGSDavid Beckham is just ahead of Peter Crouch in BBC Sport's player ratings. Why don't you rate England's players by using the tab at the top of the page?

David Beckham appeared to take a kick on the ankle midway through the first-half and I'm not convinced he's 100% happy.

His wife, Victoria, and children Brooklyn and Romeo, are sat in a private box just behind the media zone. The kids have England kits on and Posh waved a giant pair of England foam hands up when her husband helped set up the second goal.
BBC Sport football editor Howard Nurse at Old Trafford

"What a game to play if you are a centre-forward - there is so much space out there."
Alan Shearer, BBC Sport

HALF-TIME

45 + 2 mins: Jamaica finish the half strongly as Ricardo Fuller flashes a shot narrowly wide.

That is the last action of the first-half with England ruthlessly exposing Jamaica's defensive frailties.

The worry for England is the early substitutions of John Terry and Ashley Cole, with Rio Ferdinand also looking in discomfort as he walks off.

45 + 1 mins: Luton Shelton sidesteps a couple of England tackles but his shot is well over the bar.

45 mins: The game moves into first-half stoppage time.

44 mins: In the stands Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein is deep in conversation with former England manager Sir Bobby Robson.

43 mins: Michael Owen almost gets on the end of David Beckham's raking pass from right to left.

41 mins: Jamie Carragher storms into the box before his promising run is brought to an end by Garfield Reid's determined challenge.

This has developed into a training game for England.
Mark Lawrenson, BBC Sport pundit.

36 mins: Luton Shelton capitalises on England's defensive changes to drive a shot narrowly wide.

34 mins: In between all the goals John Terry has gone off to be replaced by Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole is another worry as England's first-choice left-back is substituted with Wayne Bridge coming on.

33 mins: GOAL England 4-0 Jamaica
Jamaica's defence is imploding as England run riot.

Jamaica try to play offside but Michael Owen's run is too good for them as he collects Rio Ferdinand's pass.

Owen nudges the ball to the side of Donovan Ricketts before sidefooting home

30 mins: GOAL England 3-0 Jamaica
Peter Crouch scores his second goal in two games.

David Beckham's corner is flicked goalward by Crouch, whose effort is deflected past Donovan Ricketts by defender Omar Daley.

Old Trafford is treated to a reprise of Crouch's techno dance.

The goal and the dance brings a huge smile to the beanpole striker's face.

28 mins: Jamaica put together their best move of the game - keeping possession well - but the final shot is blocked by the England defence.

26 mins: Jamaica's chief point of attack is down their right with Omar Daley trying to get forward as frequently as possible.

22 mins: John Terry's failure to clear the ball allows Jason Euell to unleash a shot that England goalkeeper Paul Robinson spectacularly parries.

21 mins: Steven Gerrard is tending to adopt a more defensive position, with Frank Lampard getting forward for England.

16 mins: GOAL England 2-0 Jamaica
England are running amok at Old Trafford, with a David Beckham free-kick leading to a second goal.

Joe Cole wins the free-kick, which Beckham delivers into the heart of the Jamaica defence, and under pressure from John Terry, Jermaine Taylor heads the ball past his own goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.

14 mins: Steven Gerrard bursts into the box, but Donovan Ricketts gets to the ball before the England midfielder.

11 mins: GOAL England 1-0 Jamaica
Michael Owen and Peter Crouch set up a goal for Frank Lampard.

Crouch nods the ball down to Owen, who lays the ball into the path of Lampard.

The Chelsea midfielder's shot is in the middle of the goal, but his effort finds the target.

9 mins: Michael Owen and Peter Crouch combine for the first time, but the move breaks down after Frank Lampard is fouled by Jermaine Taylor, who is booked.

8 mins: A lull in the game with both sides contesting the midfield areas.

5 mins: Frank Lampard is just unable to get on the end of David Beckham's chipped free-kick.

4 mins: Jamaica look really up for the game - strong in the tackle and showing plenty of desire to get forward.

2 mins: England striker Peter Crouch gets up gingerly after a Claude Davis tackle.

1 min: Jamaica get England's final World Cup warm-up game under way.

PRE-MATCH BUILD-UP

1400 BST: Old Trafford is awash with red and white, with Jamaica's fans providing a tinge of green and yellow.

1354 BST: The two teams walk out on to the Old Trafford pitch. England are wearing red shirts, white shorts and red socks. Jamaica are sporting their yellow and black kit.

1351 BST: The England team are in the tunnel waiting to come out for the game.

1345 BST: Flags, banners, scarves are decorating Old Trafford as the official England theme tune for Germany 2006 by Embrace booms out.

A world-record is attempt is being attempted with fans being asked to make the loudest noise ever inside a football stadium - that is above 130 decibels.

On the evidence of the build-up a new record looks likely to be set.

World Cup fever is gripping England's expectant fans. They're hear for a party, to send the players off in style - let's hope they come back as heroes!
BBC Sport football editor Howard Nurse at Old Trafford

1339: "I would like to have options when we go out to Germany - if you go far in the tournament you meet teams who play different systems."
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson explaining his decision to play a 4-4-2 system.

1336 BST: "England have reasons to be optimistic - there is quality throughout the side. But the issue of a suitable holding player for s a major problem for Sven-Goran Eriksson. Do Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have the discipline for one to sit and one to go."
Alan Hansen, BBC Sport pundit

"The worry is I've never seen Gerrard or Lampard show their club form for England."
Alan Shearer, BBC Sport pundit

1326 BST: The weather is superb in Manchester - it's not quite as warm as the Jamaican capital of Kingston, but the atmosphere is beginning to sizzle. The England team have just emerged from the dressing rooms and the noise which greeted them was deafening - much noiser than for a game here involving Manchester United!
BBC Sport football editor Howard Nurse at Old Trafford

1250 BST: The gates have opened at Old Trafford and the fans are now piling into the stadium. Unlike for the game against Hungary on Tuesday, this match is a sell-out.

Thousands of fans - most of them wearing replica England kits - are milling about outside the stadium, mingling with the massively-outnumbered Jamaican fans, who are looking ever so cool in their green-and-yellow shirts.

There's a sense of expectancy among the assembled media. It's time for England (and manager Sven-Goran Eriksson) to get serious. No more tinkering, in exactly seven days time England will be preparing to kick-off against Paraguay in Frankfurt.
BBC Sport football editor Howard Nurse at Old Trafford

TEAM LINE-UPS

England: Robinson, Carragher, A Cole, Gerrard, Ferdinand, Terry, Beckham, Lampard, Crouch, Owen, J Cole. Subs: Bridge, James, Phil Neville, Dawson, Campbell, Hargreaves, Carrick, Jenas, Lennon, Downing, Carson, Walcott, Defoe, Johnson, Foster.

Jamaica: Ricketts, Garfield Reid, Claude Davis, Damion Stewart, Daley, Hue, Taylor, Euell, Campbell-Ryce, Shelton, Fuller. Subs:Sawyers, Demar Stewart, Morrison, Stephenson, Jermaine Johnson, Kerr, Bennett, Burton, Crawford.

Referee: Konrad Plautz (Austria).




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