England 3 Egypt 1
England 3 Egypt 1, Wembley Stadium, International Friendly Match, March 3, 2010. The Three Lions came from a goal down to beat Egypt by three goals to one in the friendly at Wembey. Manchester United´s Michael Carrick came on as a substitute for Frank Lampard at the break and the midfielder gave a good account of himself during the second half.
Borusssia Dortmund attacker Mohamed Zidan gave the visiting outfit the lead after twenty-three minutes, but Three Three Lions hit back early in the second half as Tottenham Hotspur marksman Peter Crouch converted a low cross from Gareth Barry in the fifty-sixth minute of action. Spurred on by the equaliser, England pushed hard for another goal and it arrived when Manchester City flanker Shaun Wright-Phillips hammered home a rebound from a James Milner shot in the seventy-fifth minute of the midweek encounter. But it was not over yet as Crouch added a third with ten minutes left of normal time to hand Fabio Capello´s team a confidence-boosting three-one win. England Team: Rob Green, Wes Brown, John Terry, Matthew Upson, Leighton Baines, Theo Walcott, Frank Lampard, Gareth Barry, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Jermain Defoe. Substitutes: Joleon Lescott, Ryan Shawcross, James Milner, Stephen Warnock, David Beckham, Michael Carrick, Stewart Downing, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Carlton Cole, Peter Crouch, Emile Heskey, Joe Hart, David James. Egypt Team: Essam El Hadary, Wael Gomaa, Sayed Moawad, Hany Said, Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Fathy, Hossam Ghaly, Hosny Abd Rabo, Ahmed Hassan , Emad Moteab, Mohamed Zidan. Substitutes: Mohamed Abdel Shafy, Abdelzaher El Saqqa, Mahmoud Fathallah, Moatasem Salem, Mohamed Aboutreika, Ahmed Eid, Abdelaziz Tawfik, Gedo, El Sayed Hamdy, Ahmed Raouf, Amr Zaki, Abdelwahed El Sayed.
Michael Carrick Quickfacts
Michael Carrick made his full debut for England in a two-one friendly win over the United States witnessed by 45,000 people at Soldier Field in Chicago on the twenty-eighth of May 2005.