Nightmare as Carson caught napping
CONTINUED FROM BACK PAGE But at the same time, I am very happy with the fact that we managed to perform so well and get a well-deserved victory in front of our home fans whom we let down by failing to qualify from this campaign.”
A nightmare night for England saw them go 2-0 down early on when keeper Scott Carson completely misjudged Nico Kranjcar’s weak shot and helped it into the net and Ivica Olic slipped in a second after horrific defending.
Frank Lampard pulled one back from the spot after Jermain Defoe was fouled, before David Beckham, winning a 99th cap, set up Peter Crouch to level it.
But Mladen Petric fired in from 25 yards in the 78th minute to end any hope of an England comeback.
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defends against Russia’s Aleksei Berezutski