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EURO 2012: England 3 - 2 Sweden


EURO 2012: England 3 - 2 Sweden


England and their fans breathed a sigh of relief at Euro 2012 on Friday night after they came from behind to beat Sweden 3-2 in Kiev in their second Group D match.

Andy Carroll put The Three Lions ahead before a Glen Johnson own goal and an Olof Melberg header gave the Swedes a 2-1 lead after 59 minutes.

England’s response was almost immediate as substitute Theo Walcott put England level just after the hour mark.

With 12 minutes remaining Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck hit a delightful back heel from a Walcott pass to hand Roy Hodgson’s men a well needed first win this campaign.

The win lifted England to second in the group behind France, who beat Ukraine earlier in the day, on goal difference.

Co-hosts Ukraine are third on three points while Sweden’s second defeat in two matches has left Zlatan Ibrahimovic and company walking through the early exit door.

England now only need a draw against Ukraine in their final Group D match next Tuesday to book their place in the quarter-finals.

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