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Matthew Upson Match Saving Tackle Against Slovenia – Video

West Ham United defender Matthew Upson played down his last minute England heroics in their victory over Slovenia.

Upson had his own decisive moment right at the death when he had to time a tackle to perfection to deny Zlatko Dedic an equaliser that would have knocked the Three Lions out. Instead, they qualify as runners-up behind the United States and face a last-16 tie on Sunday afternoon against Germany.

“It was just a bit of a reaction really,” Upson told the BBC. “The ball got flicked on I think and [there was] a knockdown so I just turned sideways and saw the opportunity to take it. It had to be timed right and it was. I was really pleased.

“There are lots of opportunities in a game and lots of decisions to make. Every minute of the game there is something you have to think about and make a decision. It was a reaction more than anything.”

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