EURO 2012 LIVE: Sweden vs. England

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2204: Ibrahimovic’s free kick hits the wall but the ball ricochets through to Olof Mellberg. He shoots and Hart just gets a touch to it, but the ball finds it way past him. It hits Glen Johnson on its way through and the defender nearly keeps it out but his attempted clearance hits the post and the ball is in. Sweden back on level terms early in the second half.

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GOAL! SWEDEN 1 ENGLAND 1 (MELLBERG)

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2150: England in the lead at half time, deservedly so. They have looked far more dangerous in attack, with Sweden relying on Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score for them. Andy Carroll scored a towering header, meeting Steven Gerrard’s superb cross. England will need to make their advantage count in the second half. Kim Kallstrom went closest for Sweden, with a stinging effort from the edge of the area that was just over the bar.

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2145: HALF TIME SWEDEN 0 ENGLAND 1

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2143: Three minutes to go until half time and England push forward again but James Milner overhits his cross when trying to find Carroll.

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2142: mattekaren: Carroll just shot the ball straight into ref Skomina’s midsection. He appears unhurt though. Good thing Carroll is better with his head. (via Twitter)

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Kim Kallstrom nearly punishes England, shooting from the edge of the box and his effort goes narrowly over the bar, with Hart beaten. Good shot - that is as close as Sweden has come to scoring.

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2140: Ashley Young sneaks into space on the left of the penalty area after being released by Ashley Cole but gets caught in two minds. He decides to shoot instead of cross and pulls his shot wide. Andy Carroll was furious about that decision. He was in space, six yards from goal.

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