Match No. 806 - Saturday, 6th September 2003, 6:30pm

  • "But England failed to heed the warning signs and Macedonia deservedly took the lead in the 26th minute. It was a catalogue of defensive disaster for England, with Gary Neville starting the rot by playing Macedonia onside. And when Vlatko Grozdanovski's cross was hopelessly misjudged by Sol Campbell, Hristov was on hand to score after Goran Pandev's shot was blocked." Gjorgji Hristov, 27'26:54
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    • 1
    • Petar MiloševskiPetar Miloševski.
      Born 6th Dec 1973, Bitola.
    • 3
    • Vlatko GrozdanovskiVlatko Grozdanovski.
      Born 30th Jan 1983, Skopje.
    • Off '5655:36
    • 10
    • Artim ŠakiriArtim Šakiri.
      Born 23rd Sep 1973, Livadishte.
      (c)
    • 5
    • Igor MitreskiIgor Mitreski.
      Born 19th Feb 1979, Struga.
    • 6
    • Milan Stojanoski Milan Stojanoski.
      Born 15th Sep 1973, Stari Lec.
    • 2
    • Goran StavrevskiGoran Stavrevski.
      Born 2nd Jan 1974, Poesevo.
    • 7
    • Vančo TrajanovVančo Trajanov.
      Born 9th Aug 1978, Delcevo.
    • 8
    • Veliče ŠumulikoskiVeliče Šumulikoski.
      Born 24th Apr 1981, Struga.
      91:29 Hacking down Heskey as the Beckham and Heskey try and time waste on the right. TV captions erroneously say Sakiri was booked.
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    • Gjorgji HristovGjorgji Hristov.
      Born 30th Jan 1976, Bitola.
      Not to be confused with Bulgarian legend Georgi Hristov.
      69:19 Diving.
    • Off '8887:33
    • 4
    • Goran PandevGoran Pandev.
      Born 27th Jul 1983, Strumica.
    • Off '4746:58
    • 11
    • Ilčo NaumoskiIlčo Naumoski.
      Born 29th Jul 1983, Prilep.
      0:58 "Macedonia were in uncompromising mood and emphasised the fact with a series of early tackles which saw Ilco Naumoski booked for foul on Nicky Butt in the opening seconds."
    • 13
    • Igor GjuzelovIgor Gjuzelov.
      Born 2nd Apr 1976, Strumica.
    • On '4746:58
    • 14
    • Aguinaldo BragaAguinaldo Braga de Jesus.
      Born 9th Aug 1974, Moeda, Brazil.
      64:21 Late tackle on Hargreaves.
    • On '5655:36
    • 16
    • Dragan DimitrovskiDragan Dimitrovski.
      Born 26th Jul 1977, Bitola.
    • On '8887:33
  • Assist: Emile Heskey. "...Heskey nodded down Beckham's pass for Rooney to beat Milosevski from 20 [sic] yards." Wayne Rooney1st of 53 goals. Right-footed from 18 yards., 53' 52:10
  • Assist: John Terry. "...the game was turned around completely on the hour when England went ahead. John Terry was floored by Macedonia substitute Braga [61:48] and Beckham scored expertly from the spot [62:24]." David Beckham13th of 17 goals. Right-footed from 12 yards., 63' 62:24 (pen)
    • 1
    • David JamesWest Ham, 18th of 53 caps
      33 years, 1 month, 5 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Gary NevilleMan Utd, 58th of 85 caps
      28 years, 6 months, 16 days
      Right Back
    • 3
    • Ashley ColeArsenal, 21st of 107 caps
      22 years, 8 months, 17 days
      Left Back
    • 4
    • Owen HargreavesBayern Munich, 14th of 42 caps
      22 years, 7 months, 17 days
      Left Midfield
    • 5
    • John TerryChelsea, 3rd of 78 caps
      22 years, 8 months, 30 days
      Centre Back
    • 6
    • Sol CampbellArsenal, 55th of 73 caps
      28 years, 11 month, 18 days
      Centre Back
      23:18 Tackling Hristov from behind.
    • 7
    • David BeckhamReal Madrid, 62nd of 115 caps
      28 years, 4 months, 4 days
      Right Midfield
      (c)26th captaincy 41:28 Tugging at Hristov.
    • 8
    • Frank LampardChelsea, 13th of 106 caps
      25 years, 2 months, 15 days
      Midfield
    • Off 'HT45:00
    • 9
    • Wayne RooneyEverton, 6th of 120 caps
      17 years, 10 months, 13 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off '7473:55
    • 10
    • Michael OwenLiverpool, 52nd of 89 caps
      23 years, 8 months, 23 days
      Centre Forward
    • Off '8685:02
    • 11
    • Nicky ButtMan Utd, 29th of 39 caps
      28 years, 7 months, 16 days
      Midfield
    • 18
    • Emile HeskeyLiverpool, 36th of 62 caps
      25 years, 7 months, 26 days
      Centre Forward
    • On 'HT45:00
    • 12
    • Phil NevilleMan Utd, 42nd of 59 caps
      26 years, 7 months, 16 days
      Defensive Midfield
    • On '7473:55
    • 16
    • Kieron DyerNewcastle Utd, 18th of 33 caps
      24 years, 8 months, 8 days
      Centre Forward
    • On '8685:02

Notes

  • Youngest GoalscorerWayne Rooney breaks Michael Owen's record to become England's youngest goalscorer at 17 years and 317 days.
  • Penalty: David Beckham5th scored from 5 taken (100.0%). England's 90th overall. 63rd minute. "...the game was turned around completely on the hour when England went ahead. John Terry was floored by Macedonia substitute Braga [61:48] and Beckham scored expertly from the spot [62:24]."
  • Goal MilestoneWayne Rooney's 1st Goal

Sources

  • englandstats.com Digital Archive
  • BBC Football "Rooney sparks England win", Saturday 6th September 2003.
  • uefa.com
  • The Guardian "False starts will catch up with England", Monday 8th September 2003, page 33.

Managers

Referee

  • Belgium Frank De Bleeckere

Attendance

  • 20,500

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • Down 1 place, gaining 3 ranking points to 1970 points England - 6th - 1
  • Macedonia - 91st

Euro 04 Qualifying

(Group 7)

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    • Flag of England
    • England
    • 20
    • +9
    • 0
    • 2
    • 6
    • 8
    • Flag of Turkey
    • Turkey
    • 19
    • +12
    • 1
    • 1
    • 6
    • 8
    • Flag of Slovakia
    • Slovakia
    • 10
    • +2
    • 4
    • 1
    • 3
    • 8
    • Flag of Macedonia
    • Macedonia
    • 6
    • -3
    • 4
    • 3
    • 1
    • 8
    • Flag of Liechtenst...
    • Liechtenst...
    • 1
    • -20
    • 7
    • 1
    • 0
    • 8
    • Final Standings.