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2135: Ibrahimovic strides forward, down the middle of the England half and has plenty of options either side of him. He decides to go it alone though and his effort is deflected safely into the hands of Hart. Good play from Ibrahimovic to get to that position but should have played the ball to a team mate out on the wing.

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2132: Sweden are enjoying a little bit more of possession since conceding but it is Engalnd’s turn to be stubbron in defense. John Terry throws himself brutally into a 50/50 challenge and wins a free kick for his side. Excellent bravery there from Terry. Half an hour played and England lead.

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2124: Steven Gerrard delivers a fantastic cross - similar to the one he delivered to Lescott in the first match - into the path of Andy Carroll. He reads that Gerrard is going to deliver and escapes his man and heads into the far corner with a great header. Isaksson has no chance and England lead.

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GOAL! SWEDEN 0 ENGLAND 1 (CARROLL)

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2111: Zlatan Ibrahimovic lets fly with a low shot outside the penalty area but Joe Hart gets down well to save. Twenty minutes has passed here at the Olympic Stadium and England has just about shaded proceedings, with Andy Carroll looking lively and Scott Parker going closest to scoring. Ibrahimovic is Sweden’s main threat but looks very isolated when he has possession.

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2109: Andy Carroll draws a foul after quick turn, but Olof Mellberg hauls him down. Carroll had a lot of space ahead of him and Mellberg had to make the foul then, or his side would have been in trouble.

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2105: England go close and Scott Parker releases a stinging shot at goal which is pushed away by a sprawling Isaksson in goal for Sweden

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