England U21 1-2 Czech Rep U21 – Brace At The Death Sends England Packing (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

20th, June 2011


By Chris Wright

With England U21s needing a three-point haul from their final group game, it looked for all of 14 minutes like Danny Welbeck’s header was going to be enough to see Psycho’s youngsters through to the knock-out rounds of the U21 European Championships – that was until the Czech Republic pulled their fingers out, scored in the 89th minute and again with the final kick of the game (Jan Chramosta and Tomas Pekhart, both substitutes) thus hoisting themselves back above England in the table and through to meet Switzerland in the semis on Wednesday.

Man, that’s got to sting a little.


The Viborg Stadion, Viborg – home of Viborg FF

Balls on display

Balls on display

Jordan Henderson reacts to an official’s decision

Phil Jones struggles to keep Jan Moravek at bay

Danny Welbeck dribbles past Marcel Gecov

Czech Republic coach Jakub Dovalil (the bald guy) engages in some hard thinking

England celebrate Danny Welbeck’s 76th-minute opener

Stuart Pearce marshals his troops

Daniel Sturridge keeps the ball from Jan Lecjaks

Marcel Gecov hooks the ball away from Tom Cleverley

Ondrej Mazuch celebrates with ‘keeper Tomas Vaclik

England mull around disconsolately after the final whistle

Poor mite Henri Lansbury can’t quite believe what just happened

England captain Phil Jones trudges off the pitch as the Czech side celebrate behind him

Highlights (catch them while you can)…


Photos: PA

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  1. nickooo says:

    Looks like we had a lot of chances.

    Czech 2nd goal looks far too easy.

  2. Rich says:

    @nickooo we had a lot of the ball but no real chances as England only really had control of the ball when we weren’t in threatening positions, not helped by the fact henderson played defensive mid an sturridge played attacking mid so they weren’t as effective as they could’ve been, also the second goal was because england were going for the win

  3. CFC_Jay says:

    1-0 up with 2 mins to play, we really should have seen that game out! Very disappointing! The Czech’s parked a bus for 75mins and when we scored we only needed to do the same for 15mins. the Czech 1st goal was very scrappy but there 2nd was when we got caught trying to score a 2nd ourselves. We had to go for it as a draw wasnt good enough.
    All in all, we just didnt have that bit of quality in the final 3rd…….a little like our senior squad (doh!!)

  4. Tom Jones says:

    Stuart Pearce was a good player. He is not a good manager though.

  5. Chris says:

    How Stuart Pearce has gotten a two year extension is beyond me. He managed to make a good group of players who do well with their respective clubs into a hash of timid twats who couldn’t at all function as an actual team. His “tactics” and his team choices were beyond rubbish. Next two years – regardless of Wilshere and Carroll – will just be more of the same.

  6. Moving TX says:

    storage containers…

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