England 1 Ireland 1

Phil Jones

Eng­land 1 Re­pub­lic of Ire­land 1, Wemb­ley Sta­dium, In­ter­na­tion­al Friendly, May 29, 2013. Eng­land were held to a dis­ap­point­ing 1-1 draw by the Re­pub­lic of Ire­land in the friendly mat­ch at Wemb­ley. West Brom­wich Albion´s Shane Long put the Ir­ish in­to the lead on thir­teen min­utes be­fore Chel­sea ace Frank Lam­pard made the sco­reline 1-1 in the 23rd minute.

The Re­pub­lic of Ire­land went in­to an un­ex­pec­ted lead when Shane Long head­ed the ball pa­st Man­chester City goal­keeper Joe Hart and in­to the back of the net af­ter just thir­teen min­utes of play. A mere ten min­utes la­ter in the clash, how­ever, Frank Lam­pard ma­naged to equal­ise for Eng­land when the at­tack minded mid­field com­batant ham­mered ho­me from few yards out to make it 1-1. West Brom­wich Al­bion net­mind­er Ben Fo­ster re­placed Joe Hart at the ha­lf-time break, whi­le Liver­pool full back Glen John­son was sub­sti­tuted by Man­chester Uni­ted stop­per Phil Jones. The Eng­lish si­de push­ed hard for a win­ner in the sec­ond pe­riod of the tie, but Roy Hodgson´s men failed in their at­tempts to find the net. Ar­senal wing­er Theo Wal­cott came clo­se to scor­ing at the end of the in­ter­na­tion­al friendly fix­ture, tho­ugh, but the Emir­ates Sta­dium fa­vour­ite was denied by Mill­wall goal­tender Da­vid Forde and the ga­me ebbed out and fin­ished as a draw. Eng­land Te­am: Joe Hart, Glen John­son, Ga­ry Ca­hill, Phil Ja­gielka, Ash­ley Cole, Frank Lam­pard Ju­ni­or, Way­ne Roo­ney, Theo Wal­cott, Dan­iel Stur­ridge, Mi­chael Car­rick, Al­ex Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain. Sub­stitutes: Ben Fo­ster, Al­ex Mc­Carthy, Jo­leon Le­scott, Phil Jones, Ja­mes Mil­ner, Jack Rod­well, Leigh­ton Baines, Jer­main De­foe, Dan­ny Welbeck.


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