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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Final Score - WC2010 Group C, England vs Algeria

Friday 18th June 2010, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town - Att. 64,100
Referee:Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

England (442): James, Johnson, Cole, Terry, Upson, Barry, Lampard (Wright-Phillips 61'), Milner, Rooney, Defoe (Heskey 73'), Gerrard
Algeria (433): Bohil, Yahia, Bougherra, Halliche, Lacep, Yebda, Khedir (Mansouri 67'), Belhadj, Djebbour (Saifi 82'), Ziani, Matmour (Ghezzal (61')

Ashley Cole was 50/50 after he picked up a knock during England's game against the USA, but the England fans were very happy he made it as he put in a man of the match performance. And it was him leading by example in defense that England needed in the first half as Algeria were playing at a high tempo, testing David James on multiple occasions while their opponents looked inept and without any ideas.

If Bougherra, Djebbour or Ziani had taken at least one of their chances then the upset may have been well and truly on, but the game turned at halftime and Algeria would not get another good look at goal. Instead a controversial goal from Wayne Rooney sunk their opponents. Glen Johnson had run the length of the pitch and with a deft flick split the defense, finding the striker a yard offside but missed by the linesman.

There was a suffocating blanket covering the Algerians from that point on and England only generated another two chances of their own: Gerrard shooting high with the goalie beaten, and Milner not giving Bohil too much to worry about with his very long ranged effort.

England 1 - 0 Algeria
ENG Rooney 47'

ALG Yahia 28'

Man of the Match:
ENG Ashley Cole

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6
United States 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Algeria 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
Slovenia 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 0

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