Saturday, February 14, 2009

Spain Brings England Back to Reality, Win 2-0

England's revival under Fabio Capello was given a reality check with a loss from Euro 2008 winners Spain in Seville. Gabriel Agbonlahor shot wide early on before the hosts went ahead when David Villa went past Phil Jagielka and John Terry to finish clinically. Fernando Llorente powered in a header late on to confirm Spain's dominance.
It was England's first defeat in nine games and the manner of the loss will give manager Capello a better idea of the task ahead.

David Beckham came on at half-time for his record-equalling 108th England cap and set up debutant Carlton Cole but his effort was cleared off the line.

Pictures of the players who made goals can be viewed below (courtesy of bbc.co.uk).

1-0 David Villa 36"


2-0 Fernando Llorente 82"

1 comment:

Goddess said...

I love England with all my heart, but Spain is such a firecracker of a team that I can't begrudge their win even if it goes against my sentiment. Good for them!