Match No. 1037 - Monday, 21st November 2022, 4:00pm

  • "...Mehdi Taremi lashed home after the substitute, Ali Gholizadeh, had played him in behind Maguire." Mehdi Taremi, 65' 64:33
  • "At the very end, Jordan Pickford tipped a blast from another replacement, Sardar Azmoun, against the crossbar and there would be a harsh VAR-dictated penalty for Iran when John Stones pulled Taremi’s shirt. After the early non-award for Maguire, it was baffling. England had the luxury of Taremi’s conversion not hurting." Mehdi Taremi, 90'+13' (pen)102:30
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    • Alireza BeiranvandAlireza Safar Beiranvand.
      Born 21st Sep 1992, Khorramabad, Iran.
    • Off 20'19:01
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    • Sadegh MoharramiSadegh Moharrami Getgasari.
      Born 1st Mar 1996, Hashtpar, Iran.
    • 5
    • Rouzbeh CheshmiRouzbeh Cheshmi.
      Born 23rd Jul 1993, Tehran, Iran.
    • Off 91'90:00
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    • Majid HosseiniSeyed Majid Hosseini.
      Born 20th Jun 1996, Tehran, Iran.
    • Off HT'45:00
    • 19
    • Milad MohammadiMilad Mohammadi Keshmarzi.
      Born 29th Sep 1993, Takestan, Iran.
    • 21
    • Ahmad NourollahiAhmad Nourollahi.
      Born 1st Feb 1993, Azadshahr, Iran.
    • Off 77'76:35
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    • Ehsan HajsafiEhsan Hajsafi.
      Born 25th Feb 1990, Kashan, Iran.
      (c)
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    • Ali KarimiAli Nozar Karimi.
      Born 11th Feb 1994, Isfahan, Iran.
    • Off HT'45:00
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    • Alireza JahanbakhshAlireza Jahanbakhsh Jirandeh.
      Born 11th Aug 1993, Jirandeh, Iran.
      24:22 Late challenge, treading on Shaw's foot.
    • Off HT'45:00
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    • Mehdi TaremiMehdi Taremi.
      Born 18th Jul 1992, Bushehr, Iran.
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    • Morteza PouraliganjiMorteza Pouraliganji.
      Born 19th Apr 1992, Babol, Iran.
      47:51
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    • Hossein HosseiniSeyed Hossein Hosseini.
      Born 30th Jun 1992, Shiraz, Iran.
    • On 20'19:01
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    • Saeid EzatolahiSaeid Ezatolahi Afagh.
      Born 1st Oct 1996, Bandar-e Anzali, Iran.
    • On HT'45:00
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    • Hossein KanaanizadeganMohammad Hossein Kanaanizadegan.
      Born 23rd Mar 1994, Bandar-e Mahshahr, Iran.
    • On HT'45:00
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    • Ali GholizadehAli Gholizadeh Nojedeh.
      Born 10th Mar 1996, Namin, Iran.
    • On HT'45:00
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    • Mehdi TorabiMehdi Torabi.
      Born 10th Sep 1994, Eshtehard, Iran.
    • On 63'62:35
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    • Sardar AzmounSardar Azmoun.
      Born 1st Jan 1995, Gonbad-e Kavus, Iran.
    • On 77'76:35
  • Assist: Luke Shaw. "Maguire started the move by punching a pass up through the lines and when it was worked wide, Luke Shaw’s cross invited Bellingham to rush across Hosseini. He rose to angle a perfect header into the far, top corner." Jude Bellingham1st of 4 goals. Header from 8 yards., 35' 34:09
  • Assist: Harry Maguire. "Maguire was also involved in the second goal, heading down from another corner but it was all about what Saka did next, setting his feet, taking a breath and exploding a left-footed blast into the top corner." Bukayo Saka5th of 11 goals. Left-footed from 15 yards., 43' 42:46
  • Assist: Harry Kane. "When the board went up to show the extraordinary amount of stoppage-time, Sterling had just made it 3-0 with a lovely finish from Kane’s right-wing cross after a driving Bellingham run." Raheem Sterling20th of 20 goals. Right-footed from 7 yards., 45'+1'45:17
  • Assist: Raheem Sterling. "Saka’s second saw him jink inside from the right, past one challenge and then another before pulling the trigger..." Bukayo Saka6th of 11 goals. Left-footed from 15 yards., 62' 61:26
  • Assist: Harry Kane. "Rashford’s goal followed a Kane pass and a dart inside." Marcus Rashford13th of 17 goals. Right-footed from 8 yards., 71' 70:51
  • Assist: Callum Wilson. "To put the gloss on an incredibly dominant display, Jack Grealish slotted home from close range after a good run and pull back by Callum Wilson." Jack Grealish2nd of 2 goals. Right-footed from 7 yards., 90' 89:01
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    • Jordan PickfordEverton, 46th of 62 caps
      28 years, 8 months, 14 days
      Goalkeeper
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    • Kieran TrippierNewcastle Utd, 38th of 49 caps
      32 years, 2 months, 2 days
      Right Back
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    • Luke ShawMan Utd, 24th of 31 caps
      27 years, 4 months, 9 days
      Left Back
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    • Declan RiceWest Ham, 35th of 52 caps
      23 years, 10 months, 7 days
      Midfielder
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    • John StonesMan City, 60th of 73 caps
      28 years, 5 months, 24 days
      Centre Back
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    • Harry MaguireMan Utd, 49th of 63 caps
      29 years, 8 months, 16 days
      Centre Back
    • Off 70'69:21
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    • Bukayo SakaArsenal, 21st of 34 caps
      21 years, 2 months, 16 days
      Left Forward
    • Off 71'70:15
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    • Jude BellinghamDortmund, 18th of 30 caps
      19 years, 4 months, 22 days
      Midfielder
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    • Harry KaneSpurs, 76th of 92 caps
      29 years, 3 months, 24 days
      Centre Forward
      (c)51st captaincy
    • Off 75'74:51
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    • Raheem SterlingChelsea, 80th of 82 caps
      27 years, 11 months, 13 days
      Right Forward
    • Off 71'70:00
    • 19
    • Mason MountChelsea, 33rd of 36 caps
      23 years, 10 months, 11 days
      Midfielder
    • Off 71'70:10
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    • Eric DierSpurs, 48th of 49 caps
      28 years, 10 months, 6 days
      Centre Back
    • On 70'69:21
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    • Marcus RashfordMan Utd, 47th of 60 caps
      25 years, 0 months, 21 days
      Right Forward
    • On 71'70:00
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    • Jack GrealishMan City, 25th of 36 caps
      27 years, 2 months, 11 days
      Midfielder
    • On 71'70:10
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    • Phil FodenMan City, 19th of 35 caps
      22 years, 5 months, 24 days
      Left Forward
    • On 71'70:15
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    • Callum WilsonNewcastle Utd, 5th of 9 caps
      30 years, 8 months, 23 days
      Centre Forward
    • On 75'74:51

England Starting Formation

    4-3-3

Notes

  • Player InjuriesA total of 24 minutes were added. 14 in the first half and 10 in the second. Whilst coming out to try and collect a Kane cross, Beiranvand collides with Mohammadi [7:15] breaking his nose. He receives lengthy treatment on the field for over 7 minutes and tries to continue with a goal kick [15:38]. A minute later [16:18] he cannot continue and is substituted by Hossein Hosseini. Becasue of concussion protocols Iran are permitted to make six substitutions in the game.
    Just after Iran's first goal Maguire also goes through concussion protocols after seeing double [64:40] and has to be replaced by Dier.
  • Rashford GoalMarcus Rashford had been on the pitch 51 seconds before scoring.
  • Penalty: Mehdi TaremiA free kick on the right [98:59] is punched out by Pickford but before the play could be restarted there is a lengthy VAR check for a penalty. Raphael Claus goes to the referees monitor and awards the penalty [101:06] for a shirt pull by Stones on Taremi.
  • Player MilestoneJack Grealish's 25th Cap
  • Goal MilestoneJude Bellingham's 1st Goal

Sources

  • englandstats.com Digital Archive
  • BBC Football
  • The Guardian England open World Cup in style with Bukayo Saka double in 6-2 rout of Iran

Managers

Referee

  • Brazil Raphael Claus

Attendance

  • 45,334

Half Time Score

  • Iran 0 - 3 England

ELO Ratings

  • Up 1 place, gaining 37 ranking points to 1957 points England - 11th - 1
  • Iran - 30th

World Cup 2022

(Group B)

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