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2234: FULL TIME: ENGLAND 0-0 ITALY. There will now be 30 minutes of extra-time.

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2233: Rooney tries a close-range overhead kick in front of goal but connects with his toe and the ball flies high over the bar.

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2231: There will be three minutes of injury time.

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2230: With seconds left of normal time, there’s a great last-ditch interception from Johnson to deny Nocerino.

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2219: Andy Carroll wins a free kick for England 40 yards from goal and Gerrard curls the ball into the penalty area, aiming for Rooney. The ball is just too high for the forward though but, as he misses it, Gerrard’s delivery looks, for a moment, as though it could creep inside the near post itself. Buffon reaches it in time, though, and stops the danger.

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2215: Steven Gerrard has gone down holding his left leg. The physio came on and the England captain receives treatment before walking off the pitch, despite a stretcher being brought on for him. Worrying signs for England fans, but Gerrard manages to come back on the field of play. That said, he’s looking tired out there.

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2211: 68 minutes played here and it remains goalless. Italy is still enjoying most of the possession but the English are proving difficult to break down, with John Terry throwing himself at everything.

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