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England 1 Italy 2

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England lose their opening game of the 2014 World Cup

  • Claudio Marchisio's low shot gave Italy a first-half lead
  • Daniel Sturridge equalised before the interval
  • Mario Balotelli won it with a header after half-time
  • Adam Lallana came off the bench for the last ten minutes
  • Luke Shaw and Rickie Lambert were unused substitutes
  • England next in action on Thursday, against Uruguay

  • Comments

    DisplacedFan 10:01pm Sat 14 Jun 14

    Come on you Saints. This group is ours to win!!!!

    Score: 2
    summercat 10:57pm Sat 14 Jun 14

    Without Adam, Luke (and yes,even Sir Rickie) in the starting line, I will endeavour to maintain a semblance of interest in the match.

    Score: 4
    zurichboy 11:31pm Sat 14 Jun 14

    Listening to Neville on BBC is sending me to sleep 😴

    Score: 8
    zurichboy 11:39pm Sat 14 Jun 14

    zurichboy wrote…

    Listening to Neville on BBC is sending me to sleep 😴

    I'm awake again 😊

    Score: 2
    DisplacedFan 11:41pm Sat 14 Jun 14

    20 minutes to Ricky time.

    Score: 3
    Southampton boy 11:54pm Sat 14 Jun 14

    Can't see this being a draw but the big question is can we win we could have been 3 1 up they have a stand in keeper we should be able to beat him.

    Roo is not helping on the wing great ball in for goal but there lad is getting pass to many times

    Good game open and fast flowing

    Score: 2
    Harold K Steptoe 11:57pm Sat 14 Jun 14

    You can just hear Gerrard saying to Adam " I'm sorry mate but as you ain't signed for me I can't start with you" it's Scousepool lads only.

    Score: 6
    el caballo santos101 12:38am Sun 15 Jun 14

    lalla`s coming on!
    please drop rooney for the next game, the amazon will do!

    Score: 8
    DisplacedFan 12:54am Sun 15 Jun 14

    In the second half we have had most of the possession, but little creativity. We need accurate shooting practice. Made it too easy for Italy to coast.

    Score: 6
    InCortesewetrust 12:58am Sun 15 Jun 14

    I wouldn't pay that handsome devil £300 a week let alone 300k

    Score: 10
    el caballo santos101 1:24am Sun 15 Jun 14

    InCortesewetrust wrote…

    I wouldn't pay that handsome devil £300 a week let alone 300k

    £300k a week and he cant even take a corner! roy grow a pair and drop this `world class flop`!
    rooney, big name, big gut, big flop!

    Score: 9
    03alpe01 1:27am Sun 15 Jun 14

    Roy Hodgson at full time tonight: Wayne Rooney had a really good game tonight. Funny man that Roy Hodgson.

    Score: 6
    SNUGGLES 78 7:07am Sun 15 Jun 14

    all mouth again as usual,englands coming home.

    Score: 4
    costa gaz 10:04am Sun 15 Jun 14

    It was like Roy was defending Rooney before anyone was having a go.
    He was terrible again, Roy has to have the balls to say enough is enough.

    In the Euros of 2012 Pirlo dictated the game, were no lessons learned?
    He did it again last night... made us look bad and Italy are pretty poor right now.

    Just heard someone say last nights defeat was ok because we played well?
    I thought we were awful and just fell into Italy's trap.
    What was the point of playing 4 forwards when none of them put any pressure on Italy's defenders when they were in possession, we tried to play a game that was alien to our players.. Not very clever Roy.

    Score: 5
    mickey01 3:08pm Sun 15 Jun 14

    could Wiltshire please play without falling over every time he is challenged

    Score: 1

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