England Beat World Champions Spain 1-0 At Wembley – Video


An excellent result for some of us English fans this afternoon,  as the England team put in an excellent defensive display to beat current World and European Champions Spain 1-0 at Wembley.

Frank Lampard heads home the winner on 49 minutes

And it was a bit of a fairy tale for England captain for the day, Frank Lampard,  who headed in the winner on 49 minutes.

The was after a Darren Bent header had hit the post and beaten goalkeeper Pepe Reina.  from a left wing free kick taken by former Newcastle winger James Milner.

The ball seemed to be drifting into the goal,  but Frank Lampard was on hand to head the ball home,  just to make absolutely sure for his 23rd goal in 82 appearances for England – not too bad at all.

But Spain had dominated much of this  game, at least as far as possession was concerned,  especially in the first half and after England had scored, but the Wold Champions couldn’t create too many clear cut chances,  and the two good late chances they did create were both missed by former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.

And England had the luck too, as David Villa hit the post after 73 minutes,  before Chelsea striker Fernando Torres was introduced to some cat-calls from the England fans.

But it was the back four who did very well for England today,  and especially the two center backs,  Everton’s Phil Jagielka and Man City’s Joleon Lescott, who  both had excellent games in the heart of the English defense.

Spain started the game in ominous form,  as England hardly got a touch of the ball in the first ten minutes of the game.

And then when they did get the ball they tried to attack quickly on the break, but too many times, especially after England had scored in the second  half, they put long balls forward and gave up possession too easily  to Spain, who piled on the pressure in those last 20 minutes.

But for the  two chances that Cesc Fabregas got very late in the game, after he had been introduced as a sub, and a David Villa shot that came back off the upright, Spain didn’t create too many open chances, and it was a brave rearguard effort from the England side today.

Darren Bent did very well to get his header in that led to Frank Lampard’s goal

And they looked almost as good as the Newcastle defense today, and that’s a huge compliment of course. 😀

And in truth England in  this game were not unlike the way Newcastle have played in many of their games  this season, as the win was based on a brave and solid performance from the the defense.

A very good display and even better result for England, and it was Spain’s only second loss in their last 46 games, the other being to the USA.

And of those 46 games they have won 42, so a really good result by England this afternoon.

Maybe we do have a chance in the European Championships next summer?

Nah, I’m getting carried away again.

Here’s some video of the game including the goal.

Comments welcome.


99 comments so far

  • Demba_Ba

    Nov 12, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #1

    No intrest in england games ! roll on the man city game i hate international breaks only break i wanted was for a man city players leg to break fingers crossed midweek

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  • tiotal football

    Nov 12, 2011 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #2

    I agree Demba
    england are so boring to watch these days
    they play with no passion and I just can’t seem to care whenever I watch them!

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 12, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #3

    ” it was Spain’s only second loss in their last 46 games, the other being to the USA. ”

    Far from true Ed! They’ve lost plenty of friendlies :/

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  • Demba_Ba

    Nov 12, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Englands wingers are not world class ! welbeck did more then bent all game apart from that header he won, but you know how it will be seen we have beat spain now we are going to win the euros ! yea and newcastle are going to win the league

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 12, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #5

    demba ba

    Who said they were world class? lol?

    Random comment..?

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Nov 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #6

    England are an embaressment. They are a bunch of idiots on the FA and couldn’t organise a p–s up in a brewery.
    They don’t have a player who is comfortable on the ball and the way they play is probably 20 years behind current international methods.
    Watch Barcelona and learn how the game should be played but of course you need players who are not frightened of the ball and are prepared to play as a team.
    Do you think Brian Clough would be offered the job if he was still around, NO, because he was not a yes man and would have demanded full control and the power to really influence developement at youth level and beyond.
    Would he tolerate Lampard and Gerrards juvenile behaviour or John Terry’s destructive behaviour to a fellow team mate, or Shriek’s ( l can’t explain why l did it) double foul and sending off recently.
    Clough would have cleared the lot our and laid the law down with a team of young players and put the fear of god up them to perform with pride for the nation.
    .

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  • Demba_Ba

    Nov 12, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #7

    I just get pi**ed off watching downing ! even walcott just dont do it for me , realy think its are weakness wingers

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  • Demba_Ba

    Nov 12, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #8

    ITUNDERASHELL well said ! how can terry even be in the squad disgrace

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  • LGFUAD21

    Nov 12, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #9

    The England team is a joke and bar a few key players (Rooney, Bent, Hart, Ashley Young) really needs to be stripped and rebuilt.

    We won today on a sloppy uninspiring performance.

    My starting XI for Man City

    Krul
    Simmo Saylor Colo Santon
    Raylor Tiote Cabaye Jonas
    Benny
    Ba

    We are clearly going to lack the wingers we need and i wouldnt play Guthrie on the wing. Even though he has looked good this season. I want to see Benny given a proper game with enough time to settle in. If he’s not working we can always switch for Best. I think the best option would be to play Raylor on the wing. He has in the past. He may lack some pace compared to Marv and Obertan but im sure his end product will be better.

    And with Benny playing, he could always slot across to help when more speed is needed.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Nov 12, 2011 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #10

    ITUNDERASHELL

    Too true. Brian Clough was the greatest manager England never had. A true legend of the game

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  • fgb224lbs

    Nov 12, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #11

    England bore me. we have so many promising young English players coming through now so get rid of the older dead weight. they are proven failures. look how well germany’s young squad did in the world cup. complete rebuild is the way forward

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  • oscar j

    Nov 12, 2011 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #12

    spain have lost there last 5 friendlies against top 10 opponents; england, italy, portugal, germany and argentina

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  • ganiyu

    Nov 12, 2011 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #13

    @ LGFUAD21 dont try to force santon and benny in to the current formation.
    When its time they will play as starters

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  • wynsleap

    Nov 12, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #14

    England won did they?
    Shows at this time of night how much interest I take in our national team.
    Got to say couldn’t give a stuff.

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  • ArchieDog

    Nov 12, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #15

    http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Liverpool-striker-Andy-Carroll-worth-f-all-claims-Newcastle-MD-Derek-Llambias-article829815.html

    http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Newcastle-chief-Derek-Llambias-slams-Kevin-Keegan-and-Alan-Shearer-in-foul-rant-article829807.html

    Read the above two articles and tell me these two arent a pair of cretins, whilst I agree good things have been done at the club, it’s all motivated for the good of MA not the good of nufc. These two respect nobody and that includes, fans , history, or legends.

    Great start to the season and long may it continue but this is in spite of not because of the management!

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  • Brutooon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #16

    England won on useless friendly fixtures

    Spain won on real tournament like Euro and World Cup

    Thats the difference

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  • Ameobi No.9

    Nov 13, 2011 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #17

    I watched the first half of the England match (well 35 mins actually) and all I can say is, we were PI$$ poor. It was like watching Stoke without the long throws, utter rubbish.

    Anyway, I couldn’t give a stuff about Internationals, as they are a waste of time (why wait 3 months for the Premier League to start back up if we are going to be interrupted like this for meaningless friendlies?) Only good thing I can say about them is, they are giving our players a well deserved rest after all the hard work they have done so far.

    Cannot wait for the City game, I am not expecting much, but those are the games you often get surprise performances. Really looking forward to it! HWTL!

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  • t00ntime

    Nov 13, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #18

    Haha sum people are too negative… And people who say england is a boring too watch cause they play to slow arent very smart cause they played exactly how we play, resting on the defence and then slowly going forward… Only drifference was we have jonas on the wing. England might not be a good as they used to be but u shud still support them. BIG driffrence between england and spain isnt the squad BUT the fans/journalists… In spain they will never place massive preasurre on spain if they lose weather englands newspapers were talking about a slaughtering tonight and we will never win anything…

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #19

    lol jus got in n seen derek lambias comments on keegan, shearer, houghton n carroll funny very funny fans will b goin mental with this but u gotta admit its hard disagree with some of the stuff he says

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  • daztoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #20

    And next Llambias will be saying how he and ashley laugh at screwing the fans,the city and everything to do with the toon.Problem is is he is the biggest joke

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  • t00ntime

    Nov 13, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #21

    http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Newcastle-chief-Derek-Llambias-slams-Kevin-Keegan-and-Alan-Shearer-in-foul-rant-article829807.html this is DL speach

    I cant believe fans are agreeing with him… Shearer has arrogance because he is the best striker in EPL history, he deserves us to applaud him he is one of the only loyal footballers in recent years… He choose us over man utd and lots of players wud never do that

    Keegen made us the team we are today, withoit his managerial period in the 90’s we wudnt of been famous and sbr wudnt of got the players he did, which means we wudnt of been in europe which means half our team now wud never of played for us…

    If this is true and he did say this stuff, he deserves to fired and maybe killed… (maybe thats going to far xD)

    What happend to the famous geordie publoc who wud never let anything happen to nufc?? MA and DL ruined it
    Our legends are being ripped apart by those 2 and its awful to see nufc fans say: “he tells the truth our legends are rubbish”

    What happend to the famous geordie fans? (getting less and less)
    What happend to the famous stadium? (name changed and singing section GONE) what happend to the best english striker who has graced the earth and choose newcastle over the worlds best(aw well he is just arrogant) what happend to one of the best tactical managers newcastle had who saved us from relegation and then almost wpn the title? (well his head is all over the place)
    What happend to CH? (apparntley he was a puppet-_-)

    Whats next? He will wipe his arse with our number9 shirt??

    And the fans will say”well it hasnt being filled yet atleast it has a use…”
    If lambias isnt fired for this then joey barton shud of being…

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #22

    daz u seen what hes said if u havent he said shearer let dowie do all the work n there will never b a ryt time to appoint him bcoz he cant do the job, on carroll he said hes worth f**k all, on houghton he said he cudnt manager n the players ran the place when he was there, on keegan hes abottler n hes mental basically like i say nothing we didnt already know

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #23

    toontime – what u on about sbr could of attracted any player he wanted to newcastle n thats nothing to do with keegan, bobby won the league in holland, spain n portugal one of the most respected managers in europe if not the world keegan couldnt even come close to bobby in terms of management

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  • daztoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Comment #24

    Kk didn’t bottle it he has pride unlike some people and wasn’t allowed to do the job and to be ridiculed by a looser like Llambias who knows nothing about the club,the city and football and was proven the scum he is in court

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #25

    honestly there is not much in there that isnt true everyone knows keegan is a bottler n he right shearer should never b manager of the toon, toon legend n one of the best players ive seen but he has no managerial experience, on houghton ifu kno anyone in the kno nolan ran the place when hoots was here, although i do rate hoots as a manager n hes proving me wrong with the job hes doin at the brummies

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #26

    daz kk has walked from every job hes had how can u not say kk is a bottler he blow us 12 point lead in the league

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #27

    n before u start i love kk for the 90s best period i can remember as a fan but even i can admit he is a bottler

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #28

    Please read the Mirror on line report on Llambias ..Shocking from a club Chairman !

    I think Him and Ashley have just booked their tickets out of St’James’ Park

    The Bas tards will not get away with this one

    I have always reported on here that they hate the Geordie public .. and no one seems to understand that we are just here to drive his bizz…Newcastle United come second to Sports direct

    Please go Ashley sell up, and the odious disgrace that is Llambias, Fu*K off .

    No one has any respect for them here… no one ..unless you are one of the 36% on here who cant see what’s going on.. They are absolute SCUM.

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  • daztoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #29

    No he didn’t we as a club lost it and manure hit form and went on a great run including us throwing the kitchen sink at them bar from the goalie having the game of his life we would have won

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  • Thump

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #30

    “There are none so blind as those that cannot see.”

    I’m almost positive that quote was spoken about davybtoon.

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #31

    online guy – how many times do i hav to say this unless u kno a billionaire ashly aint goin no were

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #32

    Toontime

    Im raging ..how much more of this F**king shit do we have to take ? Llambias should be sued by Houghton,Shearer, and Kevin Keegan ..and sacked on Monday morning ..Ashley needs to sell up now ..He is totally taking the piss ..changing the name of the ground and our heritage /

    I have alerted the legal department of Newcastle city council that you cannot change a place name on the town Moor or within any city without the say so of the government and the people ,,THe BA stards !!!

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #33

    thump – i can see fine, fans hate ashly i accept that if we had a different owner making the same descisions the fans would b loving it

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  • davybtoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #34

    online guy goverment cant do a thing about it

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #35

    FREE ENTRY TO ST JAMES PARK !!! READ ON FOR DETAILS !

    You can slag this off or understand that I for one think Ashley is a Bas**rd and changing the name of our Historical Football Cathedral Is an absolute F***ng disgrace.

    Here’s a story ..I spoke to Newcastle City council ..spoke to the legal team..I put it to them that as St.James Park is on the town moor it is both historical as a name and part of the Town Moor, both historically and geographically..

    And you cant change the name of a place name without total permission from the powers that be ..

    I also told them that the pitch is part of the moorland that is the Town Moor and same as Leazes park is also part of the herbage and the town moor you cant change the name of St.James Park just as you cant change the name of Leazes park

    Historically and Geographically you cannot change the name of a place name without the intervention and agreement by government and people .

    I also got in touch with the freemen of Newcastle ..

    I wonder of Alan Shearer is Happy ? why ?

    Well as a freeman of Newcastle he is allowed to graze his cattle on the St. James park pitch ..

    Also I wonder if Mike Ashley Knows that on a Sunday he has to keep a gate open at the Gallowgate end and let people walk in totally free, no charge !

    If anyone out there wants to… and your not happy with the name change ..why not gather at the Gallowgate next home game on a Sunday and ask where the free gate is ..they have to let you in as they will be breaking the law if they don’t ..So Suck that one Ashley !

    Iv Studied the Town Moor act 1988 ..look it up, its a good read .

    Also if anyone can find the Royal Charter and bylaws as regards the Town Moor, a document set out by
    King John in 1735 when he gave the Town Moor to Newcastle and its Freemen ..it may well reveal why Mike Ashley cannot change the name of an Historic place name on the Town Moor

    I know that 36% of people on here cant think for themselves ..and if you don’t like the above I don’t give a damn.

    Also I detest Mike Ashley so so much
    I would rather we were skint and in the 2nd division of the Northern league than have this Ba**rd owning our club one day more.

    Ashley hates us ..I have said this many times in the past ..we are just a vehicle to drive Sports Direct ..Sports direct comes first.

    Ashley and Llambias were on holiday in Barbados together last week and timed this announcement during an international break and a period when we dont have a home game for a few weeks ..the man is a Bas**rd

    Also Did you know that stewards are throwing people out ..looking for Individuals in the crowd singing out against Ashley ? He moved the singing section now he is singling out individuals

    This is a dictatorship ,,Gaddafi springs to mind ..and we know what happened to him .!

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  • boater

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #36

    Our current league position is covering a multitude of sins. If results start going badly – next 3 games not included – things are going to really flare up.

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  • boater

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #37

    davybtoon – “you fans have absolutely no idea how f***ng horrible we can be” you don’t think that’s a worrying thing to hear from a chairman?

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  • Thump

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #38

    You’ve either proved my point, or outer yourself as a dedicated WUM. Perhaps both.

    If you think ANYBODY renaming the stadium would be met with happiness, and as you say “fans loving it”, I have to seriously wonder if you’re even a fan. If you believe that it’s acceptable for Llambias to go around saying stuff that has been quoted in the Mirror insulting managers – two of which being bonafide legends in recent years – and players, then you are an absolute fool.

    Llambias is showing us precisely what we’ve all been saying about him, a horrible, slimy little shit who cares about nothing more than his bank account. He has no respect for those employed by the club, has no respect for the fans and most importantly has no respect for the club itself.

    As he said: they can be horrible bast*rds. They’ve proved that time and time again.

    People like you will blindly support him and conveniently ignore all the negatives. Open your eyes and join us in the real world.

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  • daztoon

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #39

    That just proves to me that Carroll was pushed by that idiot Barton got sacked for far less

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  • Thump

    Nov 13, 2011 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #40

    @Online guy: he hasn’t changed the name of the ground (in a literal sense), he has changed the name of the building that sits atop the ground.

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