England booked their place in the last 16 in the knockout stage of the
Fifa World Cup 2006 with a 2 - 0 win over Trinidad & Tobago but they
done it late before striker Peter Crouch and Steven Gerrard scored.
Peter Crouch who missed too many chances had done it right in the 83rd
mins through David Beckham cross. Crouch power header had passed
Trinidad's keeper Shaka Hislop. It was the first goal. Seven minutes later,
Steven Gerrard wrapped the game up with a stunning left footer in the
Peter Crouch 1st goal header.
Crouch header crossed from Beckham
Credit must be given to Trinidad & Tobago for preventing England from
scoring from the start until the 83rd mins. England played poorly although
they dominate the game with 67% possession. Then England boss Stev-
Goran Eriksson made some technical changes bringing in Wayne Rooney,
Aaron Lennon and Stevart Downing. This had put on some spark in the
Robinson saves a crossed.
In save hand, Hislop catches the ball from a corner.
Rooney linked up well with Crouch, who freed Lampard but his shot
went straight at Hislop. Lampard had yet another strike 60 seconds
later, this one fizzing right across the face of goal and wide.
The Statistics :-
England Trinidad & Tobago
67% Possession 33%
23 Goal Attempt 7
7 Corners 3
15 Fouls 19
1 Yellow card 5
0 Red card 0