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Wembley Stadium

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

kickoff at 20:00

International Friendly
Attendance: 80,102

England

Ghana
1
1

Andy Carroll (43)
 
Asamoah Gyan, 90' + (1)

James Milner (74)
 
Derek Boateng (61), Andrew Ayew (63)
     
     

Managers
  Fabio Capello

Players
 
ENGLAND
 
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 01  Joe Hart (G)
Cap number 10
Manchester City
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 02  Glen Johnson (D)
Cap number 33
Liverpool
 45
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 03  Leighton Baines (D)
Cap number 4
Everton
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 05  Gary Cahill (D)
Cap number 3
Bolton Wanderers
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 06  Phil Jagielka (D)
Cap number 9
Everton
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 04  Gareth Barry (Capt.) (M)
Cap number 46
Manchester City
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 07  James Milner (M)
Cap number 18
Manchester City
 74
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 08  Jack Wilshere (M)
Cap number 4
Arsenal
 69
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 10  Ashley Young (M)
Cap number 14
Aston Villa
 81
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 11  Stewart Downing (M)
Cap number 26
Aston Villa
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 09  Andy Carroll (F)
Cap number 2
Liverpool
 43
 59

Subs
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 13  Joleon Lescott (D)
Cap number 13
Manchester City
 45
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 15  Matt Jarvis (M)
Cap number 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers
 69
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 16  Danny Welbeck (F)
Cap number 1
Sunderland
 81
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 17  Jermain Defoe (F)
Cap number 46
Tottenham Hotspur
 59
GHANA
 
1Richard Kingson
4John Pantsil
15Issac Vorsah 45
5John Mensah (Capt.)
17Lee Addy 45
18Dominic Adiyah 69
6Anthony Annan 45
8Emmanuel Agymang-Badu
10Kojo Asamoah 83
11Sulley Muntari 59
3Asamoah Gyan

Subs
2Daniel Opare 45
9Derek Boateng 61 45
19Jonathan Mensah 45
13Andrew Ayew 63 59
12Prince Tagoe 69
7Samuel Inkoom 83
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Asamoah Gyan's injury-time equaliser deprived England of victory in a highly entertaining friendly against Ghana at Wembley. Andy Carroll's first international goal just before the interval looked to have settled the game in favour of Fabio Capello's revamped England side before Gyan gave Ghana a draw they fully deserved. Ghana's vast and colourful support inside Wembley celebrated wildly as Gyan bamboozled England substitute Joleon Lescott, not for the first time, inside the area before clipping a composed finish beyond Joe Hart. Liverpool's £35m striker Carroll still looked short of match fitness after a lengthy recent injury absence - but gave a glimpse of his rich potential when he rounded off a fine move with a powerful finish just before half-time. Ghana, however, were a threat throughout and Gyan's goal was fitting reward for his tireless display and the Black Stars' ambitious attacking approach. Dominic Adiyiah forced Hart into two fine saves in the first half, while Ashley Young should have scored for England when he drove a close-range effort against the bar from Stewart Downing's cross. Despite fears that Capello's decision to make seven changes from the team that beat Wales in Saturday's Euro 2012 qualifier would take the edge of this friendly, Wembley played host to a vibrant occasion that was given a game to match the atmosphere. Capello will be disappointed that victory was cast aside so late, but England's coach can still take away plenty from the game, particularly Carroll opening his England goal account and accomplished performances from Young and Downing as he worked with a 4-3-3 formation once more. And it was also a memorable night for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis and Danny Welbeck, on loan at Sunderland from Manchester United, as they made their England debuts in the second half. Carroll's fine left-foot strike put England ahead at Wembley Capello made the expected changes prior to kick-off, but the alterations did not affect the rhythm of a thrilling first half as both sides showed commendable attacking intent. Ghana, urged forward by a huge following banked at one end of Wembley, were a constant threat and Adiyiah signalled their positive approach early on when he raced clear only to be thwarted by the advancing Hart. England's response was swift, with Downing shooting well over from an angle and Young forcing an athletic save from Ghana keeper Richard Kingson with a rising effort from 20 yards. Sunderland's Gyan was the darling of the Ghana fans, but his ambition got the better of him when he tested Hart from in excess of 40 yards - a shot that carried plenty of power but was straight at the England keeper. Young's enterprising start should have been rewarded with a goal after 24 minutes. He arrived perfectly on the end of a cross from Villa team-mate Downing but turned his shot against the bar with Kingson beaten. PHIL McNULTY'S BLOG If this was a meaningless, devalued friendly, let's have more of them Hart was England's saviour again when Adiyiah sent in a shot from Sulley Muntari's free-kick, sticking out a hand to make a fine reflex save to ensure Capello's side remained on terms. Ghana were unhappy when England full-back Leighton Baines launched himself into a 50-50 challenge with Isaac Vorsah that left the Ghana player rolling in agony, but Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir kept his yellow card in his pocket. As an end-to-end half somehow looked to be ending goalless, Carroll rounded off a slick passage of play to give England the lead. Young picked out Downing with precise pass and Carroll slammed a left-foot finish low past Kingson. Capello made one change at half-time, sending on Lescott for Glen Johnson - and it was Ghana who made the early running after the break. Ghana's following almost got the goal they craved as the Black Stars threatened twice within second, England captain Gareth Barry deflecting John Pantsil's shot over the top and Jonathan Mensah heading the resulting corner just wide. Carroll had given England an hour before he was replaced by Jermain Defoe and Capello later introduced two more debutants when Jarvis came on for Jack Wilshere and Welbeck replaced Young. Welbeck was not afforded a warm reception by Ghana's followers after pledging his loyalty to England despite qualifying for the Africans. They forgot their anger at Welbeck when the goal they had been waiting for arrived as the fourth official signalled the start of three minutes of added time. Gyan's sleight of foot was all too much for Lescott and the striker rounded off a fine night's work with a goal that was greeted ecstatically by Ghana's fans. England: Hart, Johnson (Lescott 46), Cahill, Jagielka, Baines, Milner, Barry, Wilshere (Jarvis 69), Downing, Carroll (Defoe 59), Young (Welbeck 81). Subs Not Used: Green, Parker, Crouch, Bent, Carson. Booked: Milner. Goals: Carroll 43. Ghana: Kingson, Pantsil, Vorsah (Jonathan Mensah 46), John Mensah, Lee Addy (Opare 46), Adiyah (Tagoe 69), Annan (Derek Boateng 46), Agyemang-Badu, Kwadwo Asamoah (Inkoom 83), Muntari (Ayew 59), Gyan. Subs Not Used: Adjei, David Addy, Kumordzi, Clottey, Sowah. Booked: Derek Boateng, Ayew. Goals: Gyan 90. Att: 80,102. Ref: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey).
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Goal Scorers England Andy Carrol 43'' Ghana Asamoah Gyan 90'' England Line up Ashley Young 81'' Gareth Barry(C) James Milner 74'' Gary Cahill Joe Hart Glen Johnson Stewart Downing Leighton Baines Jack Wilshere 69'' Andrew Carroll 43'' 59'' Phil Jagielka 46'' Substitutes Joleon Lescott 46'' Scott Parker Darren Bent Jermain Defoe 59'' Robert Green Matthew Jarvis 69'' Peter Crouch Danny Welbeck 81'' Ghana Line up Richard Kingson John Pantsil Lee Addy 46'' Isaac Vorsah 46'' John Mensah(C) Anthony Annan 46'' Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu Dominic Adiyiah 69'' Asamoah Gyan 90'' Sulley Muntari 59'' Kwadwo Asamoah 84'' Substitutes Ernest Sowah Samuel Inkoom 84'' David Addy Jonathan Mensah 46'' Morgan Ayew-Dede 59'' 63'' Derek Boateng 46'' 61'' Bernard Kumordzi Emmanuel Clottey Nathaniel Asamoah Daniel Opare 46'' Prince Tagoe 69'' Sammy Adjei REF Cuneyt Cakir ATTENDANCE 80102
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Andy Carroll opened his international account to put england ahead in the first only for ghana to equalise late on through Asamoah Gyan. Went with Paul and QPR fan from his work.
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