Super sub Walcott gives England thrilling win in Euro 2012

ByREUTERS
June 16, 2012 00:27

KIEV - England survived a 10-minute meltdown to move closer to the Euro 2012 quarter-finals when substitute Theo Walcott scored one goal and set up another to earn a thrilling 3-2 win over Sweden who were eliminated from the tournament on Friday.

Walcott leveled in the 64th minute with a fierce shot and he delivered a fine cross 12 minutes from time for striker Danny Welbeck to tuck the ball in with a clever backheel and clinch England's first competitive victory over the Swedes.



England forward Andy Carroll had opened the scoring with a superb header midway through the first half but Sweden struck back after halftime thanks to a Glen Johnson own goal and Olof Mellberg's header.

England are joint top of Group D on four points with France who beat Ukraine 2-0 earlier on Friday.


Ukraine, who play England in the last round of matches on Tuesday, are third on three points and Sweden have none.

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