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Great Britain 1-1 Senegal (Olympics) – Highlights

Great Britain’s Olympic dreams suffered an unexpected setback at Old Trafford as Moussa Konate’s late equaliser for Senegal denied them victory.

Craig Bellamy put the hosts in front with a clinical volley early in the contest, but Stuart Pearce’s men were then pushed onto the back foot by the Africans’ ultra-physical approach, which largely went unpunished by Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov.

Still, it did seem GB had weathered the worst until Konate struck eight minutes from time.

The hosts pushed forward frantically in search of a winner but they came no nearer than a Marvin Sordell effort that crashed against the bar, and it may be that the greatest damage is yet to be revealed, with both Bellamy and Joe Allen needing to be checked after sustaining worrying knocks.

For all the doubters, who just could not get their head around the concept of a Great Britain team, even at a home Olympics, Old Trafford was still packed at kick-off.

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