England 3 Israel 0

Michael Owen

Eng­land 3 Is­rael 0, Wemb­ley Sta­dium, UEFA Euro­pean Cham­pi­on­ship Quali­fier, Septem­ber 8, 2007. Eng­land ex­per­i­enced few prob­lems in de­feat­ing Is­rael 3-0 at home. 

Is­rael and Eng­land had played out a goal­less draw in the re­verse en­counter at Ramat Gan Sta­dium in Tel Aviv, but this mat­ch turned out be quite dif­fer­ent. The Three Li­ons, who were led by for­mer Middles­brough man­ager Ste­ve Mc­Clar­en, com­pletely dom­in­ated pro­ceed­ings from the out­set and got them­selves ahead on twenty min­utes when a bril­liantly de­livered cross by Joe Cole fou­nd Shaun Wright-Phil­lips who vol­leyed the ball pa­st Is­rael goal­keeper Dudu Aou­ate and in­to the roof of the net. Eng­land began the sec­ond pe­riod where they had left off the fir­st and doubled their ad­vant­age on­ly four min­utes af­ter the re­sump­tion thro­ugh Mi­chael Owen, who­se fierce shot from just out­side the pen­alty area whistled pa­st the ear of Aou­ate and in­to the top right-hand cor­ner of the net. McClaren´s men kept up the pres­sure as the ga­me pro­gressed and the hosts were re­war­ded for their at­tack­ing six min­utes pa­st the hour ma­rk as Micah Richards head­ed ho­me a well-taken flag-kick from Gar­eth Bar­ry to se­cure a 3-0 win ag­ainst Dror Kashtan´s si­de. Eng­land Te­am: Paul Robin­son, Ash­ley Cole, John Terry, Micah Richards, Rio Fer­dinand, Joe Cole, Ste­ven Ger­rard, Gar­eth Bar­ry, Shaun Wright-Phil­lips, Emile Hes­key, Mi­chael Owen. Sub­stitutes: Phil Ne­ville, Da­vid Bent­ley, Andy John­son. Is­rael Te­am: Dudu Aou­ate, Shi­mon Ger­s­hon, Yuval Shpun­gin, Arik Ben­ado, Tal Ben Haim, Id­an Tal, Wal­id Badir, Yossi Benayoun, Barak Itzhaki, Yoav Ziv, Yaniv Katan. Sub­stitutes: Mi­chael Zand­berg, Toto Tamuz, Omer Golan.


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Eng­land be­at Is­rael 2-1 in an in­ter­na­tion­al friendly fix­ture at Ramat Gan Sta­dium in Tel Aviv on the 26th of Feb­ruary 1986 thanks to a brace by Man­chester Uni­ted mid­fielder Bry­an Robson. 


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