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Friday, 16 November 2007
International Friendly Match

Austria 0 England 1 [0-1]
 

 

Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien
Attendance: 39,432; Kick-off 9.00pm CET, 8.00pm GMT;
Live on
Sky Sports One (UK); commentator - Martin Tyler

England - Peter Crouch (six-yard header from Beckham corner 44 43:38). Match Summary
Austria Squad
England Squad
Results 2005-2010 no yellow or red cards

Austria kicked-off. 97 minutes (49 & 48).

 

Match Summary

 

Officials from Denmark

Austria

Type

England

Referee (yellow) - Nicolai Vollquartz
42 (7 February 1965), Viborg, FIFA listed 1999.

Assistant Referees - Bo Abildgaard, 44 (20 March 1963) and Torben Jensen, 42 (31 July 1965).

Fourth official - Fritz Stuchlik, 41 (11 February 1966), Austria, FIFA-listed 1994.

7 Goal Attempts 12
1 Attempts on Target 4
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
3 Corner Kicks Won 11
3 Offside Calls Against 2
10 Fouls Conceded 14
42.5% Possession 57.5%

Austria Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (24th October 2007) 88th
ELO rating 62nd to 63rd
Colours: Made by Puma - Red shirts with white trimmed collar, white shorts with red side trim, red socks with white tops/vertical stripe;
Capt: Andreas Ivanschitz Coach: Josef Hickersberger, 59 (27 April 1948), appointed 1 January 2006.
Austria Lineup
1 Macho, Jürgen, injured off 25th min. 30 24 August 1977 G PAE Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos, Greece - -
Jürgen Macho was stretchered off after 25 minutes after swallowing his tongue in a collision with Peter Crouch.
2 Standfest, Joachim, off 77th min. 27 30 May 1980 M FK Austria Wien - -
3 Stranzl, Martin, off 86th min. 27 16 June 1980 D FC Spartak Moskva, Russia - -
4 Schiemer, Franz 21 21 March 1986 D FK Austria Wien - -
5 Gërçaliu, Ronald 21 12 February 1986 D FK Austria Wien - -
6 Aufhauser, René 31 21 June 1976 M FC Red Bull Salzburg - -
7 Sariyar, Yüksel, off 65th min. 28 1 August 1979 M FK Austria Wien - -
8 Weissenberger, Markus, off 46th min. 32 8 March 1975 M Eintracht Frankfurt AG, Germany - -
9 Kuljić, Sanel, off 46th min. 30 10 October 1977 F FK Austria Wien - -
10 Ivansčić, Andreas 24 15 October 1983 M PAE Panathinaikos AO, Greece - -
14 Garics, György 23 8 March 1984 D SSC Napoli SpA, Italy - -
Austria Substitutes
21 Manninger, Alexander, on 25th min. for Macho 30 4 June 1977 G AC Siena SpA, Italy - -
11 Kienast, Roman, on 46th min for Weissenberger 24 29 March 1983 F Hamarkameratene, Norway - -
18 Leitgeb, Christoph, on 46th min for Kuljic 22 14 April 1985 M FC Red Bull Salzburg - -
20 Harnik, Martin, on 65th min for Sariyar 20 10 June 1987 F SV Werder Bremen von 1899 eV, Germany - -
17 Kavlak, Veli, on 77th min for Standfest 19 3 November 1988 M SK Rapid Wien 2 0
16 Hiden, Martin, on 86th min for Stranzl 34 11 March 1973 D SK Rapid Wien - -

unused substitutes:

13-Johannes Ertl, 15-Christian Fuchs, 19-Jürgen Säumel, 22-Jürgen Patocka.
   

4-2-3-1

Macho (Manninger) -
Garics, Stranzl
(Hiden), Schiemer, Gercaliu -
Aufhauser, Sariyar
(Harnik) -
Standfest
(Kavlak), Ivanschitz, Weissenberger (Kienast) -
Kuljic
(Leitgeb).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.7 Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (24th October 2007) 11th
ELO rating 8th
Colours: The 2007 home uniform - White shirts with red horizontal stripe with two navy Umbro diamonds/three lions abstracted side panel, navy blue shorts with two white Umbro diamonds, white socks with two navy Umbro diamonds and thin band.
Capt: Steven Gerrard, 5th captaincy.  Frank Lampard, second half Coach: Steve McClaren, 45, appointed 4 May 2006, took post 1 August 2006,
17th match, W 9 - D 4 - L 4 - F 30 - A 9.
England Lineup
1 Carson, Scott P. 22 3 September 1985 G Aston Villa FC, on loan from Liverpool FC 1 0 GA
2 Richards, Micah L. 19 24 June 1988 D Manchester City FC 10 1
3 Bridge, Wayne M. 27 5 August 1980 D Chelsea FC 26 1
4 Gerrard, Steven G., off 46th min. 27 30 May 1980 M Liverpool FC 62 12
5 Lescott, Joleon P. 25 16 August 1982 D Everton FC 3 0
6 Campbell, Sulzeer J., off 46th min. 33 18 September 1974 D

Portsmouth FC

72 1
7 Beckham, David R.J., off 62nd min. 32 2 May 1975 M LA Galaxy, USA 98 17
8 Lampard, Frank J. 29 20 June 1978 M

Chelsea FC

59 13
9 Crouch, Peter J., off 72nd min. 26 30 January 1981 F

Liverpool FC

23 13
10 Owen, Michael J., injured off 34th min. 27 14 December 1979 F Newcastle United FC 88 40
11 Cole, Joseph J., off 46th min. 26 8 November 1981 M Chelsea FC 46 7
England Substitutes
24 Defoe, Jermain C., on 34th min. for Owen 25 7 October 1982 F Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 3
15 Brown, Wesley M., on 46th min for Campbell 28 13 October 1979 D Manchester United FC 14 0
16 Barry, Gareth, on 46th min for Gerrard 26 23 February 1981 D Aston Villa FC 15 0
20 Young, Ashley S., on 46th min for J. Cole 22 9 July 1985 F Aston Villa FC 1 0
18 Bentley, David M., on 62nd min. for Beckham 23 27 August 1984 M Blackburn Rovers FC 2 0
21 Smith, Alan, on 72nd min. for Crouch 27 28 October 1980 F Newcastle United FC 19 1

unused substitutes:

12-Ashley Cole, 13-David James, 14-Nicky Shorey, 17-Phil Neville, 19-Stewart Downing, 22-Paul Robinson, 23-Shaun Wright-Phillips.
   

4-4-2

Carson -
Richards, Campbell
(Brown), Lescott, Bridge -
 Beckham
(Bentley), Gerrard (Barry), Lampard, J Cole (Young) -
Owen
(Defoe), Crouch (Smith).

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 26.6 Appearances/Goals 44.4 9.5

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

England won this friendly international by a single Peter Crouch goal on a freezing cold night against a poor Austria team.  Manager Steve McLaren had a limited squad to choose from with his best striker, Wayne Rooney, injured and both Rio Ferdinand and John Terry missing from the action.  To cap it all Michael Owen was injured in the 32nd minute and had to go off with a strained thigh muscle.  He will be out for a month.

The game was hugely disappointing with the snow on the ground and the bitterly cold Friday night air having an effect on both teams and both sets of fans.  There was very little pattern to England's play as Joe Cole and Frank Lampard failed to gel in midfield and David Beckham slowing the play down with those long raking passes.  The first incident of note saw the Austrians lose a goalkeeper following a collision with Crouch.  Jurgen Macho went off to be replaced by the former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger.  Manninger then made his first save when he denied Owen, after good work between Joe Cole and Steven Gerrard.  Owen's shot, in the 32nd minute was to be his last involvement as he limped off soon afterwards.

Jermain Defoe came on for Owen and in the 43rd minute England finally made a breakthrough.  Cole's shot was saved and the rebound came out to Crouch, but his follow up was deflected wide.  From the corner, taken by Beckham, Crouch headed the ball in for his 13th goal for England.

In the second half a swath of substitutions made the play even more disjointed although Crouch came close on 58 minutes, but he squandered a simple chance after substitute Ashley Young crossed perfectly to the big striker.  How Crouch missed that one was a mystery.  Play after that deteriorated, as Austria failed to test Scott Carson and England's tactics baffled everyone.  Neither Gerrard or Lampard played well and after the break Gareth Barry, David Bentley and Alan Smith of Newcastle came on to try and liven things up.  It was difficult to pick out England players for any real praise on the night.  Scott Carson looked comfortable in goal, although it must be said that Austria showed little attacking flair, Bentley looked a lively substitute, and Crouch showed his knack of goalscoring for England yet again.  Unfortunately the England substitutes failed to make much difference and in the end the weather was probably the winner on the night.

England must now go into Wednesday night's vital game with Croatia at Wembley with a few injuries and selection headaches for the manager.  But at least it should be a bit warmer in London!

Source Notes

BBC Sport
TheFA.com
SkySports.com/football
Mike Payne - football historian and contributor

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