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Friday, 30 May 2014
A Vauxhall World Cup warm-up Friendly Match

England 3 Peru 0 [1-0]

The National Stadium connected by EE, Wembley, Brent, Greater London
Attendance: 83,578; Kick-off: 8.00pm BST
Live on ITV HD (UK) - Commentator: Clive Tyldesley

England - Daniel Sturridge (twenty-yard curling shot from a Johnson throw-in 32 31:58), Gary Cahill (seven-yard header from corner 65 64:13), Phil Jagielka (seven-yard tap in after keeper dropped the ball 70 69:20) Match Summary
England Squad

Peru Squad
Results 2010-2015 Peru - Rinaldo Cruzado (27 26:10)
England - Steven Gerrard (30 29:40)

England kicked-off. 94½ minutes (45:26 & 48:55).


Match Summary

Officials from Hungary




Referee (blue) - Viktor Kassai
38 (10 September 1975)
, Tatabanya, FIFA listed 2003.

Assistant Referees - Gábor Erös, 42 (5 September 1971) and György Ring, 33 (18 March 1981).

Fourth official - Mihaly Fabián, 34 (5 March 1980).

10 Goal Attempts 6
3 Attempts on Target 1
0 Hit Bar/Post 0
8 Corner Kicks Won 1
0 Offside Calls Against 1
7 Fouls Conceded 11
53% Possession 47%

England Team



FIFA (8 May 2014) 11th
EFO ranking Group 1 (3rd)
ELO rating 6th
Colours: The Nike 2014 home uniform - White v-necked jerseys with shadowed pinstripes and silvery white trim, white shorts with silvery white trim, white socks.
Capt: Steven Gerrard, 35th captaincy.
Wayne Rooney, 64th minute.
Joe Hart, 66th minute.
Manager: Roy Hodgson, 66 (9 August 1947), appointed 1 May 2012,
26th match, W 15 - D 8 - L 3 - F 54 - A 21.
England Lineup
1 Hart, C. Joseph J. 27 19 April 1987 G Manchester City FC 40 29 GA
2 Johnson, Glen M. 29 23 August 1984 RB Liverpool FC 51 1
3 Baines, Leighton J. off 75th min. 29 11 December 1984 LB Everton FC 23 1
4 Gerrard, Steven G., off 64th min. 34 30 May 1980 DM Liverpool FC 110 21
Gerrard cautioned in the 30th minute for unsporting behaviour, after he mistimed his tackle on Deza in the centre-circle
5 Cahill, Gary J. 28 19 December 1985 CD Chelsea FC 23 3
6 Jagielka, Philip N., off 73rd min. 31 17 August 1982 CD Everton FC 25 2
20 Lallana, Adam D., off 73rd min. 26 10 May 1988 LM Southampton FC 4 0
14 Henderson, Jordan B. 23 17 June 1990 DM Liverpool FC 9 0
9 Sturridge, Daniel A., off 82nd min. 24 1 September 1989 CF Liverpool FC 11 4
10 Rooney, Wayne M., off 66th min 28 24 October 1985 AM Manchester United FC 90 38
11 Welbeck, Daniel N.T.M. 23 26 November 1990 RM Manchester United FC 22 8
England Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Peru 0
7 Wilshere, Jack A.G., on 64th min. (63:35) for Gerrard 22 1 January 1992 M Arsenal FC 16 0
scoreline: England 2 Peru 0
19 Sterling, Raheem S., on 66th min. (65:32) for Rooney 19 8 December 1994
born in Jamaica
F Liverpool FC 3 0
scoreline: England 3 Peru 0
12 Smalling, Christopher L., on 73rd min. (72:25) for Jagielka 24 22 November 1989 CD Manchester United FC 11 0
17 Milner, James P., on 73rd min. (72:41) for Lallana 28 4 January 1986 M Manchester City FC 46 1
24 Stones, John, on 75th min. (74:57), for Baines 20 28 May 1994 CD Everton FC 1 0
21 Barkley, Ross, on 82nd min. (81:51) for Sturridge 20 5 December 1993 M Everton FC 4 0
result: England 3 Peru 0

unused substitutes:

8-Frank Lampard, 13-Ben Foster, 18-Rickie Lambert, 22-Fraser Forster, 25-Jon Flanagan.
4-2-3-1 Hart -
(Stones), Cahill, Jagielka (Smalling), Johnson -
Henderson, Gerrard
(Wilshere) -
Welbeck, Rooney
(Sterling), Lallana (Milner) -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 27.5 Appearances/Goals 37.1 6.8


Peru Team



FIFA (8 May 2014) 42nd
EFO ranking Group 7
ELO rating =35th
Colours: Made by Umbro - Wine v-necked jerseys with red sash and tonal collar, wine shorts, wine socks with red pinhoops around calf.
Capt: Alberto Rodríguez Manager: Pablo Javier Bengoechea Dutra, 49 (27 February 1965 in Uruguay), appointed 4 March 2014.
1st match, W 0 - D 0 - L 1 - F 0 - A 3.
Peru Lineup
1 Fernández Valverde, Raúl O. 28 6 October 1985 G FC Dallas, USA 28 0
2 Rodríguez Valdelomar, Alberto J. 30 31 March 1984 DM Rio Ave FC, Portugal 50 0
19 Yotún Flores, V. Yoshimar 24 7 April 1990 LB CS Cristal 31 1
4 Callens Asin, Alexander M.M. 23 4 March 1992 CD Real Sociedad de Fútbol B, Spain 3 0
17 Advíncula Castrillón, Luis J.P. 24 2 March 1990 RB CS Cristal, on loan from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim eV, Germany 30 0
15 Ramos Garagay, Christian G. 25 4 November 1988 CD Club Juan Aurich SA 13 0
8 Cruzado Durand, P. Rinaldo 29 21 September 1984 CM Club Nacional de Football 32 2
Cruzado cautioned in the 27th minute for unsporting behaviour, after he lunged into the back of Gerrard on the half-way line.
23 Ballón Villacorta, Josepmir A. 26 21 March 1988 CM CD Universidad San Martín de Porres 26 0
20 Ramírez Lucay, Luis A., off 60th min. 29 10 November 1984 CF SC Corinthians Paulista, Brazil 32 2
22 Deza Sanchez, Jean C.F., off 65th min. 20 6 September 1993 LM Montpellier HSC, France, on loan from CD Universidad San Martín de Porres 1 0
18 Carrillo Diaz, André M. 22 14 June 1991 RM Sporting Clube de Portugal, Portugal 15 1
Peru Substitutes
scoreline: England 1 Peru 0
7 Hurtado Huertas, C. Paolo C., on 60th min (59:26) for Ramírez 23 27 July 1990 M CA Peñarol, Uruguay, on loan from FC Paços de Ferreira, Portugal 12 2
scoreline: England 2 Peru 0
9 Ruidíaz Misitich, Raúl M., on 65th min. (64:55) for Deza 23 25 July 1990 F Club Universitario de Deportes, on loan from Coritiba FC, Brazil 9 0
25 Rioja La Rosa, Hansell A., on 68th min. (67:28) for Ramos 22 15 October 1991 D Club Cienciano 1 0
scoreline: England 3 Peru 0
13 Velarde Pinto, Mario A., on 78th min. (77:28) for Advíncula 23 3 July 1990 M CD Unión Comercio 1 0
24 Flores Peralta, Edison, on 86th min (85:45) for Carrillo 20 15 May 1994 M Club Universitario de Deportes 2 0
result: England 3 Peru 0

unused substitutes:

5-Gianmarco Gambetta, 12-George Forsyth, 16-Miguel Angel Saaverda, 21-Pedro Gallese.

team notes:

Coach Pablo Bengoechea played for Uruguay against England in 1995.
5-4-1 Fernández -
, Callens, Rodríguez, Ramos (Rioja), Advíncula (Velarde) -
(Flores), Cruzado, Ballón, Deza (Ruidíaz) -

Averages (Starting XI):

Age 25.5 Appearances/Goals 23.7 0.5


    Match Report by Mike Payne

If keeping good possession, giving everyone some game time, and winning the match, was the order of the day for this friendly against Peru, then this was the perfect build up to the adventure that lies ahead during the summer.  The game wasn't a particularly good one, although there were some good moments, and at the end of the day it was a job well done.

Both teams set themselves up to be tight and determined and the first 15 minutes saw both England and Peru probing away, trying to find gaps in two well-organised defences.  England had the bulk of possession but most of the passes went from side to side or back and few went forward.  The first semblance of a chance came when Joe Hart came swiftly off his line to smother a through ball as Luis Ramirez threatened.  Then, just before the 20 minute mark, Jean Deza ran at the England defenders and tried a toe poke of a shot which took a wicked deflection off of Phil Jagielka's heel and almost looped over Hart in goal.  But the custodian, who looked really sharp all evening, made a great one-handed save to prevent a freak goal.  England responded by going straight down the other end and creating their first chance of the match.  Adam Lallana drove at the Peru defence, but as he was blocked the ball ran into the path of Daniel Sturridge, but the Liverpool man just pulled his shot the wrong side of the far post.

A booking for Rinaldo Cruzado, after a bad challenge on Steven Gerrard, was the only thing of note for a spell, as Peru were proving to be a well-organised and efficient team, and it would need something special from England to unlock the door.  Gerrard also received a yellow card, somewhat harshly, for a strong but fair tackle, but soon the fans rose as one to acclaim a fine goal.  After 33 minutes England produced that piece of magic that they and the crowd craved.  Glen Johnson's determination won a throw-in down the right hand corner.  He took the throw quickly and gave it to his Liverpool teammate Sturridge.  The in-form striker showed quick feet, cut inside, and curled the most delicious of left-foot shots into the far top corner with the keeper totally beaten.  It was a wonderful goal from Sturridge and showed just what he is capable of.

Two minutes later Lallana won a corner and Wayne Rooney headed Gerrard's cross just over at the near post.  The feeling was now that the ascendency was with England and Danny Welbeck also headed over the bar, from a Leighton Baines free-kick.  The Manchester United striker might have done a little better, as he was well placed, but he the header went up instead of down.  A lapse in concentration then almost cost England as Peru almost found an equaliser.  Ramirez beat the offside trap and had a one on one with Hart, but the goalkeeper spread himself brilliantly and diverted the ball for a corner to preserve the deserved half-time lead.  That was to be Peru's best chance of the match.

England began the second half in control and they held possession well without showing that cutting edge up front.  Peru were not out of it yet though and in the 54th minute Deza almost produced a brand of Peruvian magic.  He picked the ball up on the halfway line and ran at England.  He wasted no time and hit a fierce shot from long range which had Hart scrambling and only just cleared England's crossbar.  Deza had another chance on 63 minutes but this time Jagielka made a terrific block with a last ditch tackle.  Generally though, England were still in command and in the 65th minute they virtually made the game safe with a second goal.  Welbeck and Baines combined to win a corner, but before the kick was taken England brought on Jack Wilshere, and other substitutions were waiting to be made.  Whilst the officials were sorting them out the referee waved play on and Baines took the corner.  The cross was met by Gary Cahill and the ball nestled in the Peruvian net.

Raheem Sterling then replaced the subdued Rooney and Peru also made changes.  Sterling was soon looking lively and five minutes later England put the result beyond doubt.  Again the goal came from a Baines corner.  As the cross came in goalkeeper Raul Fernandez tried to catch the ball but dropped it under pressure from a number of bodies in the box.  Jagielka needed no second invitation and he quickly snapped up the gift to fire the ball home.

There were several more substitutions in the remaining 20 minutes, and Chris Smalling, Ross Barkley, James Milner and debutant John Stones were all sent on to gain valuable experience against South American opposition.  The only other chance in those remaining minutes fell to Sterling, who really should have scored when set up by Barkley, but could only push his shot wide of the far post.

So, a good night's work for England and the crowd gave them a great send-off as they head for the World Cup.  Some more warm-up games lie ahead before the real stuff starts, and acclimatisation could be the key as the big games approach. 

It's going to be fun, isn't it?

Source Notes

BBC Sport


Mike Payne - football historian and contributor