Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Two out of three ain't bad


Filed: Saturday, 6th June 2009
By: Staff Writer


Robert Green and Matthew Upson both played a full 90 minutes as England beat Kazakhstan 4-0 in Almaty this evening.

Fabio Capello's side kept up their 100% winning record in Group 6 with a comprehensive victory over the Eastern European minnows - a win that puts them eight points clear of second-placed Croatia.

Despite a nervous opening - in which Green, making his first start for England was beaten by a header that was thankfully disallowed - Capello's side were never in any trouble once new Manchester City signing Gareth Barry put them ahead with a header shortly before the half time break.

Upson, deputising for the injured Rio Ferdinand at centre-half had a part in the second goal, starting the move which led to Emile Heskey making it 2-0. Second half goals from Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard (penalty) ensured all three points went to England.

Carlton Cole, the third Hammer in the squad failed to make the final 18-man match day squad, with Capello preferring Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch.





Related News

   arrow   The opposition view: Liverpool [10th Feb 2016]
   arrow   O'Brien, Payet, Cresswell & Sullivan: Wednesday's news [10th Feb 2016]
   arrow   Sturridge to return for Boleyn test [9th Feb 2016]
   arrow   Payet pledges future to West Ham  [9th Feb 2016]
   arrow   Bilic, Moses. Pearce & Southampton: Sunday's news [7th Feb 2016]
   arrow   West Ham hoping to nullify Saints new boy [5th Feb 2016]
   arrow   Brady, Collins, Noble & Bilic: Friday's news [5th Feb 2016]
   arrow   Double striker boost for Bilic ahead of Southampton test [4th Feb 2016]
   arrow   Jenkinson, O'Brien, Emenike & Jelavic: Tuesday's news [2nd Feb 2016]
   arrow   Jenkinson loan terminated [1st Feb 2016]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
The KUMB.com Podcast: Volume 3, Episode 18
The latest episode of the award-winning KUMB.com West Ham Podcast is availa...more
Three Years Ago
DVD competition
St George's Day is the directorial debut from Football Factory and Lock, Stock... star Frank Harper....more
Five Years Ago
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day
The battle for the Olympic Stadium will finally end later this morning when the OPLC announce their ...more