Olympics: Great Britain 3-1 United Arab Emirates – GB KO UAE At Wembley (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

29th, July 2012

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By Alan Duffy

Two late goals from Scott Sinclair and Daniel Sturridge saw Great Britain finally overcome a hard-working United Arab Emirates side at Wembley.

Veteran wideman Ryan Giggs opened the scoring for the hosts after just 16 minutes while fellow Man Utd star Tom Cleverley hit the post in the first-half. However, after the break, the UAE hit back courtesy of Rashed Eisa who scored on the hour-mark as Great Britain started to look nervous.

However, sub Scott Sinclair put Stuart Pearce’s side back in front on 73 minutes after great work from Craig Bellamy before another sub, Daniel Sturridge, produced a superb chipped finish to seal the deal for a GB team with room for a lot of improvement.

Now a draw against Uruguay will see the hosts progress to the quarter-finals.


Highlights to follow…

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  1. Fair enough a win is a win, but bloody hell, Giggs scored with a header, the only thing missing was him shinning a right legger in from 25 yards.

    Amazed at the site of standing ovations for Craig Bellamy at OT and Wembley, pleased for him though, I must be about the only Cov fan that actually likes him.

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