World Cup: Montenegro 1-1 England – Rooney Scores But Three Lions Feel The Pressure In Podgorica (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

26th, March 2013


By Alan Duffy

Montenegro 1-1 England – 2014 World Cup Qualifiers – 26th March 2013

A right old game of two halves this was, with England bossing the first period and going in deserved 1-0 leaders at half-time. However, after the break, Montenegro were a totally different proposition, and laid siege to Joe Hart’s goal for much of the game.

Wayne Rooney was the goal-hero for the Three Lions, nodding in a Stevie G corner after just six minutes. Rooney had already hit the post as the visitors looked the far better side.

In the second-period, it was the home side who would dominate, with Juve’s bearded attacker Mirko Vucinic wasting a fair few chances before sub Dejan Damjanovic fired home on 77 minutes. That goal was well deserved after the Montenegrins had pushed and pushed for a vital equaliser.

England did their best to fight back at the death, but ultimately a draw was about a fair result. Roy’s boys still have a lot to do if they are to secure an automatic qualification berth for Brazil.



Photos: PA

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  1. Jarren says:

    Have to admit that after Rooney’s goal I was expecting another San Marino.

    However, Montenegro did not allow that.

    What a strong team they are! They really fight, the home crowd totally behind them (and it does help that they have Cookie Monster shouting at them over the loudspeaker constantly).

    Yeah, England went a bit shit in the 2nd half.

    Still, credit where credit’s due. 2-2 and now 1-1.

    Not bad for a country of 600k.

  2. Lukass says:

    I guess the deciding factor last night was the fervor of us Montenegrins. The match mattered life and death to the entire country, both players and fans, while the English players seemed to start thinking of their club games at the weekend in the second half. As Jarren said, 3 draws in 3 matches against England is not bad for a country the population size of Nottingham whichever way you look at them.

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