Match No. 834 - Saturday, 12th November 2005, 5:45pm

  • Assist: David Beckham. "Three minutes later England were level. Argentina failed to clear their lines, David Beckham jumped to contest a loose ball and won, and Rooney did the rest. Facing goal from 10 yards out, Rooney advanced to bang the ball past Abbondanzieri..." Wayne Rooney11th of 53 goals. Right-footed from 14 yards., 39' 38:01
  • Assist: Steven Gerrard. "With three minutes remaining Gerrard hoisted a high ball from the right and found Owen at the far post." Michael Owen34th of 40 goals. Header from 4 yards., 87' 86:55
  • Assist: Joe Cole. "England were already celebrating - a draw was enough - but Owen saved the best till the very last, jumping across Peter Crouch in stoppage time to thump Cole's cross past Abbondanzieri's outstretched hand to secure a victory that will inevitably lead to the talking-up of England's prospects next summer." Michael Owen35th of 40 goals. Header from 8 yards., 90' +291:02
    • 1
    • Paul RobinsonSpurs, 18th of 41 caps
      26 years, 0 months, 28 days
      Goalkeeper
    • 2
    • Luke YoungCharlton, 7th of 7 caps
      26 years, 5 months, 24 days
      Right Back
      26:30 Young scissor-takles Sorin on the left touchline.
    • Off '8281:08
    • 3
    • Wayne BridgeChelsea, 21st of 36 caps
      25 years, 3 months, 7 days
      Left Back
    • Off 'HT45:00
    • 4
    • Steven GerrardLiverpool, 39th of 114 caps
      25 years, 5 months, 13 days
      Left Midfield
    • 5
    • Rio FerdinandMan Utd, 44th of 81 caps
      27 years, 0 months, 5 days
      Centre Back
    • 6
    • John TerryChelsea, 21st of 78 caps
      24 years, 11 month, 5 days
      Centre Back
    • 7
    • David BeckhamReal Madrid, 86th of 115 caps
      30 years, 6 months, 10 days
      Right Midfield
      (c)50th captaincy
    • 8
    • Frank LampardChelsea, 38th of 106 caps
      27 years, 4 months, 21 day
      Midfield
      48:00 Late tackle on Maxi Rodriguez.
    • 9
    • Wayne RooneyMan Utd, 28th of 120 caps
      20 years, 0 months, 19 days
      Centre Forward
    • 10
    • Michael OwenNewcastle Utd, 75th of 89 caps
      25 years, 10 months, 29 days
      Centre Forward
    • 11
    • Ledley KingSpurs, 15th of 21 caps
      25 years, 1 month, 0 days
      Defensive Midfield
    • Off '5857:36
    • 12
    • Paul KoncheskyWest Ham, 2nd of 2 caps
      24 years, 5 months, 28 days
      Left Back
    • On 'HT45:00
    • 19
    • Joe ColeChelsea, 29th of 56 caps
      24 years, 0 months, 4 days
      Left Midfield
      67:00 Riquelme drags the ball away from Joe Cole who can do nothing other than foul the Argentinian. Unlucky to get booked but clever play from Riquelme.
    • On '5857:36
    • 20
    • Peter CrouchLiverpool, 4th of 42 caps
      24 years, 9 months, 13 days
      Centre Forward
    • On '8281:08
  • "Just as England appeared to be gaining control Argentina struck, with Rooney guilty of losing the ball to Esteban Cambiasso just across the halfway line. Riquelme and Tevez swiftly transferred it to the right, where England were weakest. Rodriguez beat Bridge to cross, Rio Ferdinand fluffed his attempted clearance and Crespo scored from close range." Hernán Crespo, 35'34:03
  • "When Riquelme drifted over a 53rd-minute free-kick for Ayala at the far post, it fell to [Konchesky] to contest the ball with the Argentine defender. He failed, and Roberto Ayala's header back across goal was forced over the line by Samuel." Walter Samuel, 53'52:22
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    • 1
    • Roberto AbbondanzieriRoberto Carlos Abbondanzieri.
      Born 19th Aug 1972, Bouquet.
    • 2
    • Roberto AyalaRoberto Fabián Ayala.
      Born 14th Apr 1973, Parana.
    • Off '7574:45
    • 3
    • Juan Pablo SorínJuan Pablo Sorín.
      Born 5th May 1976, Buenos Aires.
      (c)
    • 4
    • Javier ZanettiJavier Adelmar Zanetti.
      Born 10th Aug 1973, Buenos Aires.
    • 5
    • Martín DemichelisMartín Gastón Demichelis.
      Born 20th Dec 1980, Justiniano Posse.
    • 6
    • Walter SamuelWalter Adrián Luján Samuel.
      Born 23rd Mar 1978, Laborde.
      32:20 Clipping the back of Beckham's heels.
    • 15
    • Maxi RodríguezMaximiliano Rubén Rodríguez.
      Born 2nd Jan 1981, Rosario.
      79:06 Pulling back Cole right under the nose of the referee.
    • 8
    • Juan Román RiquelmeJuan Román Riquelme.
      Born 24th Jun 1978, San Fernando.
    • Off '8584:26
    • 9
    • Hernán CrespoHernán Jorge Crespo.
      Born 5th Jul 1975, Florida.
    • Off '7170:26
    • 19
    • Esteban CambiassoEsteban Matías Cambiasso Deleau.
      Born 18th Aug 1980, Buenos Aires.
    • 11
    • Carlos TevezCarlos Alberto Martínez Tevez.
      Born 5th Feb 1984, Buenos Airies.
    • Off '8180:59
    • 7
    • Javier SaviolaJavier Pedro Saviola Fernández.
      Born 11th Dec 1981, Buenos Aires.
    • On '7170:26
    • 22
    • Fabricio ColocciniFabricio Coloccini.
      Born 22nd Jan 1982, Cordoba.
    • On '7574:45
    • 20
    • Julio Ricardo CruzJulio Ricardo Cruz.
      Born 10th Oct 1974, Santiago del Estero.
    • On '8180:59
    • 16
    • Lucho GonzálezLuis Óscar González.
      Born 19th Jan 1981, Buenos Aires.
    • On '8584:26

Notes

  • Player MilestoneLuke Young's Last Cap
  • Player MilestoneMichael Owen's 75th Cap
  • Player MilestonePaul Konchesky's Last Cap

Sources

Managers

Referee

  • Switzerland Philippe Leuba

Attendance

  • 29,000

Half Time Score

ELO Ratings

  • No change in rank, gaining 9 ranking points to 1964 points England - 5th
  • Argentina - 8th