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Saturday, 5 June 2004
Football Association Summer Tournament, match three

England 6 Iceland 1 [3-1]

City of Manchester Stadium, Eastlands, Greater Manchester
Attendance: 43,500; Kick-off: 3.30pm BST;
Live on Sky Sports (UK) -
Commentator: Martin Tyler

England - Frank Lampard (twenty-yard drive, Hreiðarsson deflection 25 24:13), Wayne Rooney (ten-yard side foot shot after a Gary Neville cross 27 26:10, twenty-five yard shot 38 37:54), Darius Vassell (rebounded in from five yards after Indridi Sigurðsson blocked a Hargreaves twenty-yard shot 57 56:40, twenty-yard side footed shot after a Heskey one-two 77 76:18), Wayne Bridge (six-yard half volley across the goal 68 67:41).
Iceland - Heiðar Helguson (three-yard header 42 41:02).
Match Summary
England Squad

Iceland Squad
no red or yellow cards

England kicked-off. 92 minutes (46 & 46).


Match Summary

Officials from the Netherlands




Referee (yellow) - Jan Willem Wegereef
42 (17 January 1962), Rijssen, FIFA-listed 1993.

Assistant Referees - Jantinus Meints, 42 (16 November 1961), and Gyuri Takacs, 44 (6 November 1959).

Fourth official - Howard Melton Webb, 32 (14 July 1971), Rotherham.

14 Goal Attempts 9
8 Attempts on Target 1
  Hit Bar/Post  
13 Corner Kicks Won 5
4 Offside Calls Against 2
10 Fouls Conceded 6
53% Possession 47%

England Team



FIFA (12th May 2004) =12th
EFO ranking Group 3

ELO rating 8th
Colours: The 2004 away uniform - Red crew-neck jerseys with red/white shoulder cross and blue hem, silver shorts with red trim and blue hem, red socks with white calf trim.
Capt: David Beckham, 32nd captaincy.
Nicky Butt, second half
Head Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson, 56 (5 February 1948), appointed 30 October 2000, took post 12 January 2001, 
38th match, W 20 - D 12 - L 6 - F 72 - A 36.
England Lineup
1 Robinson, Paul W., off 60th min. 24 15 October 1979 G

Tottenham Hotspur FC

5 4 ᵍᵃ
2 Neville, Gary A., off 46th min. 29 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 63 0
3 Cole, Ashley, off 46th min. 23 20 December 1980 LB Arsenal FC 26 0
4 Gerrard, Steven G., off 46th min.. 24 30 May 1980 CM Liverpool FC 24 3
5 Campbell, Sulzeer J., off 46th min.. 29 18 September 1974 CD Arsenal FC 58 1
6 Carragher, James L.D., off 84th min. 26 28 January 1978 CD Liverpool FC 12 0
7 Beckham, David R.J., off 46th min.. 29 2 May 1975 RM Real Madrid CF, Spain 68 13
8 Scholes, Paul, off 46th min. 29 16 November 1974 LM Manchester United FC 62 13
Rooney, Wayne M., off 46th min.. 18 24 October 1985 F Everton FC 13 5
10 Owen, Michael J., off 46th min.. 24 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 56 25
11 Lampard, Frank J., off 46th min.. 25 20 June 1978 CM Chelsea FC 19 2
England Substitutes
scoreline: England 3 Iceland 1
12 Bridge, Wayne M., on 46th min. for A.Cole 23 5 August 1980 LB Chelsea FC 17 1
14 Neville, Philip J., on 46th min. for G.Neville 27 21 January 1977 RB Manchester United FC 48 0
15 King, Ledley B., on 46th min. for Campbell 23 12 October 1980 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 5 1
17 Butt, Nicholas, on 46th min. for Lampard 29 21 January 1975 CM Manchester United FC 35 0
18 Hargreaves, Owen L., on 46th min. for Beckham 23 20 January 1981
born in Canada
RM FC Bayern München AG, Germany 19 0
19 Cole, Joseph J., on 46th min. for Scholes 22 8 November 1981 LM Chelsea FC 17 2
20 Dyer, Kieron C., on 46th min. for Gerrard 25 29 December 1978 CM Newcastle United FC 22 0
21 Heskey, Emile W.I., on 46th min. for Rooney 26 11 January 1978 F Liverpool FC 42 5
Vassell, Darius C., on 46th min. for Owen 23 13 June 1980 F Aston Villa FC 18 6
scoreline: England 4 Iceland 1
22 Walker, Ian M., on 60th min for Robinson 32 31 October 1971 G Leicester City FC 4 1ᵍᵃ
scoreline: England 6 Iceland 1
16 Defoe, Jermain C., on 84th min. for Carragher 21 7 October 1982 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 2 0
result: England 6 Iceland 1
unused substitutes: 13-David James
team notes: Gary Neville and substitute, Phil, are brothers.
This is the fourth and final time that England have played with eleven substitutes. FIFA would soon put an end to the ruling.
Wayne Bridge is the thirteenth capped substitute to score his first goal whilst a substitute.
Darius Vassell is the third substitute to score twice in a match, following Nat Lofthouse and Tommy Taylor. He is the third substitute to score three goals, following Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.
The third match to involve two separate scoring substitutes (December 1982 & February 2001), and the first match to involve three goals scored by the substitutes.
1st     4-4-2 Robinson -
G.Neville, Campbell, Carragher, A.Cole -
Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard, Scholes -
Owen, Rooney
2nd  4-4-2 Robinson (Walker) -
P.Neville, King, Carragher (Defoe), Bridge -
Hargreaves, Dyer, Butt,
J.Cole -
Vassell, Heskey.

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 36.9 5.4


Iceland Team



FIFA (12th May 2004) 56th
EFO ranking n/a

ELO rating 67th
Colours: Made by Errea - Blue crew necked jerseys with white trimmed collar/cuffs/piping, with red underarm panels, blue shorts, blue socks.
Capt: Eiður Guðjohnsen Manager: Ásgeir Sigurvinsson, 48 (8 May 1955), and Logi Ólafsson, 49 (14 November 1954), appointed May 2003, 
10th match, W 3 - D 3 - L 4 - F 11 - A 16.
Iceland Lineup
1 Arason, Árni Gautur 29 7 May 1975 G

Manchester City FC, England

37 0
2 Ingimarsson, Ívar  26 20 August 1977 RB Reading FC, England 16 0
3 Sigurðsson, Indridi, off 69th min. 22 12 October 1981 LM Koninklijke Racing Club Genk, Belgium 17 0
4 Guðjónsson, Jóhannes K., off 88th min. 24 25 May 1980 CM Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England, on loan from Real Betis Balompié, Spain 19 1
5 Marteinsson, Pétur H., off 45th min. 30 14 July 1973 CD Hammarby IF, Sweden 30 1
6 Helguson, Heiðar, off 86th min. 26 22 August 1977 F Watford FC, England 28 5
7 Hreiðarsson, Hermann  29 11 July 1974 LB Charlton Athletic FC, England 54 3
8 Grétarsson, Arnar 32 20 February 1972 CM KSC Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium 66 2
9 Guðjohnsen, Eiður S.  25 15 September 1978 AM Chelsea FC, England 29 9
10 Guðjónsson, Þórður, off 78th min. 30 14 October 1973 RM VfL Bochum 1848, Germany, on loan from UD Las Palmas SAD, Spain 52 13
11 Sigurðsson, Helgi, off 78th min. 29 17 September 1974 F Aarhus Gymnastikforening, Denmark 51 10
Iceland Substitutes
scoreline: England 3 Iceland 1
13 Sigurðsson, Kristján Ö., on 45th min. for Marteinsson 23 7 October 1980 D Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur 4 0
scoreline: England 5 Iceland 1
17 Guðjónsson, Bjarni, on 69th min. for I.Sigurðsson 25 26 February 1979 M Coventry City FC, England, on loan from VfL Bochum, Germany 15 1
scoreline: England 6 Iceland 1
15 Jónsson, Hjalmar, on 78th min. for H.Sigurðsson 23 29 July 1980 D IFK Göteborg, Sweden 8 0
19 Guðmundsson, Jóhann B., on 78th min. for T.Guðjónsson 26 5 December 1977 M Örgryte IS, Sweden 8 0
16 Guðmundsson, Tryggvi, on 86th min. for Helguson  29 30 July 1974 F Örgryte IS, Sweden 34 9
14 Helgason, Audun, on 88th min. for J.Guðjónsson 29 18 June 1974 D BoIS Landskrona, Sweden 30 1
result: England 6 Iceland 1
unused substitutes: 12-Kristján Finnbogasson, 18-Marel Baldvinsson.
team notes: The three Guðjónsson's are brothers. The Sigurðsson's and Guðmundsson's are unrelated.
Eiður Guðjohnsen's father, Arnór, scored for Iceland against England in 1982.
3-4-1-2 Arason -
Ingimarsson, Marteinsson
(K.Sigurðsson), Hreiðarsson -
T.Guðjónsson, J.Guðjónsson, Grétarsson, I.Sigurðsson (B.Guðjónsson) -
E.Guðjohnsen (J.Guðmundsson) -
H.Sigurðsson (Jónsson), H.Helguson (T.Guðmundsson).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 27.5 Appearances/Goals 36.3 3.9


    Match Report  (Mike Payne's exclusive report coming shortly)

Wayne Rooney helped give England the perfect Euro 2004 send-off with two fantastic goals at the City of Manchester Stadium.  The Everton teenager sounded a warning to the rest of the tournament with a couple of instinctive strikes before half-time to follow up Frank Lampard's opener.  With the opening European Championship game France looming in Lisbon next Sunday, Sven was able to rest nine of his starters at half-time and give vital time to the rest of his squad who may be needed in Portugal.  With Sven starting with a flat midfield four rather than a diamond, England showed they will be able to use more than one tactical formation in Portugal if needed.

And there were useful run-outs too for Jamie Carragher and Paul Robinson, deputising for John Terry and David James, as England comfortably collected their first win in six games.  The rhythm was hardly affected by wholesale changes at half-time, with England scoring another three after half-time - two of them from Darius Vassell.  With Steve Gerrard restored to central midfield, it didn't take long for Paul Scholes to show how dangerous he can still be cutting in from the left.

Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville swung in a brilliant cross towards the far post after five minutes and Scholes ghosted in unchecked by the Iceland defence, volleying just past the post.  Wayne Rooney was involved in plenty even before his goals.  First, he was foiled by a Joey Guðjonsson interception as he got set to pounce from Ashley Cole's knock-down.  The Everton teenager then had another shot charged down and a header deflected wide.

But the best chance of the early period fell to Frank Lampard who rose unmarked to meet David Beckham's header after 19 minutes and headed into the ground, looking on in disbelief as his effort went wide.  Lampard didn't take long to make amends and opened the scoring after 25 minutes. Bursting forward from midfield, he collected a neat pass from Paul Scholes and let fly from 20 yards, the ball deflecting off the left leg of Charlton defender Herman Hrei�arsson.

It was Lampard's second England goal adding to the 15 he scored for Chelsea last season.  The opening goal settled England down and from then on Rooney took over.  He scored England's second just two minutes after Lampard's strike and it was a classy finish.  Neville overlapped to receive a throw-in and cutely pulled the ball back for Rooney, whose trusty right peg beat goalkeeper Arni Arason from eight yards.  Poor Arason was a Manchester City player last season but he didn't certainly didn't feel at home as England celebrated their 2-0 lead.

Incredibly, it could have been 3-0 before the half-hour mark but Michael Owen's goal was ruled out for offside, a marginal decision as the Liverpool striker timed his run well.   Beckham then curled a 25-yard shot narrowly beyond the far post as England turned on some exhibition stuff for the full house at the City of Manchester Stadium.

If Rooney's first goal was well-finished, his second was glorious. A spot of penalty-area pinball saw the ball fall to the 18-year-old outside the penalty-area D and he didn't need a second invitation to lash a right-footed shot into Arason's top left-hand corner.  England may have still been thinking of Rooney's effort when Iceland pulled a goal back with three minutes of the first half remaining.  Ivar Ingimarsson wasn't picked up in the penalty and when the ball squirted through to Helguson, the Watford player couldn't miss with a header from three yards for only his third international goal.  Unusually, Helguson wore the number six shirt although he was always Iceland's furthest player forward.

In contrast, no.9 Ei�ur Gu�johnsen played a deep-lying role and wasn't seen in the opposition penalty area until he volleyed over just before half-time.  The half-time crowd were treated to David Beckham taking penalties before leaving for hospital to have a cyst removed in his back.

In fact England only kept two of their starting line-up on the field for the second half, Jamie Carragher and goalkeeper Paul Robinson. 
Elsewhere it was all change with Nicky Butt wearing the captain's armband and Emile Heskey and Darius Vassell replacing Owen and Rooney up front. Robinson himself made way for Ian Walker in the 62nd minute.  Iceland threw Chelsea's Gu�johnsen further forward in the second half and their more more positive intent was signalled by a long-range shot from Joey Guðjonsson with the outside of his boot.

But they were thoroughly outplayed by England's new-look team.  Ledley King, who scored on his full England debut, almost got another when his header was cleared off the line.  And Sven's men did score a fourth after 57 minutes although there may be a little debate about the scorer.  Owen Hargreaves launched a fierce low shot that cannoned into Vassell and his marker before spinning cruelly past Arnason.

The tannoy announcer promptly announced Vassell as the scorer although the Aston Villa striker will probably admit he didn't know too much about it.  By the hour mark, England were looked as if they could score every time they broke forward. Joe Cole should have added a fifth with the goal at his mercy but placed the ball wide from six yards. 

The fifth eventually came from his Chelsea colleague Wayne Bridge. The left-back ran forward to collect a knockdown from Heskey and hammered a decisive finish past Arnason.  If there was any doubt about Vassell scoring England's fourth, the sixth goal was emphatically his.  The Aston Villa striker played a great one-two with Heskey and rifled in a left-foot shot from 20 yards. It was his sixth goal for England, only Michael Owen, David Beckham and Paul Scholes from the current squad have scored more.

The margin of victory means England finished above Japan to be 'winners' of the FA Summer Tournament.  A bigger prize is up for grabs around the corner. - TheFA.com

Source Notes

  • BBC Sport

    Icelandic Football Association