Montenegro 2-2 England – Highlights

Wayne Rooney was sensationally sent off for the second time in his England career to spoil what should have been the celebration of reaching Euro 2012.

First-half goals from Ashley Young and Darren Bent were enough to claim a draw against a Montenegro side who were rampant in the second half following Elsad Zverotic’s deflected effort in stoppage time before the break, and they levelled at the end through Andrija Delibasic to grab a play-off berth.

But the journey home for England was spoiled by Rooney’s red.

It came 17 minutes from the end, for a completely needless challenge on Miodrag Dzudovic, that led to the 25-year-old becoming only the second England player – after David Beckham – to be sent off twice.

The dismissal brings an automatic one-match ban for England’s next competitive game, their first of the finals, and the potential for a second should UEFA deem it sufficient punishment.

It was an amazing way for Fabio Capello’s 40th match as England coach to end, made all the more crazy because for 44 minutes, no one saw anything like this coming.

Even though they only required a point to book their ticket to next summer’s finals in Poland and Ukraine, Capello insisted England would not adopt a cautious approach.


szólj hozzá: Montenegro-England 0-1 Young


szólj hozzá: Montenegro-England 0-2 Bent


szólj hozzá: Montenegro-Englan 1-2 Zveroti?

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