England 1-1 Russia match report and result: Euro 2016
Russia snatched a draw at the death in their Group B Euro 2016 game against England at the Stade Vélodrome on 11 June 2016 at 21:00 CEST.
Full time: England 1-1 Russia
England dominated this encounter, but struggled to break Russia down. After having created a number of chances throughout the game, their best came when Rooney lashed a great strike goalwards only to see Akinfeev somehow tip it onto the woodwork; many England fans at that point must have thought their side were never going to beat the Russian keeper. But just after, Dier stroked a fantastic free-kick past Akinfeev and England looked like they were going to finally claim an opening match win at a Euro finals.
But it wasn't to be for Roy Hodgson's men. Russia kept believing and deep into time added on Glushakov bundled in a looping ball and secured Russia a point.
Here's how the England-Russia unfolded:
90+3 | That's it. It ends 1-1 on full-time, England denied a win in stoppage time. They'll be some lessons to be learned from this, and perhaps questions raised about England's vulnerability at the back - or rather lack of concentration; they should really have locked it down at the back as the game entered the final minutes. Still, they looked threatening up front which is some comfort. Well done to Russia for their, sturdy defending and persistence. A point a-piece for both.
90+1 | Gooaal || Well, what were we saying. Russia pull a goal back in stoppage time. Skipper Vasili Berezutski lgets between Rose and Dele Ali, leaping high (possibly climbing on Rose??) to send a looping headers goalwards, and while Glushakov helps the ball over the line, it looked like it had already crossed. It's finally awarded to supersub, Glushakov. 1-1.
86 | Substitution: Sterling off, Milner on
86 | Into the last 5 - plus whatever Mr Rizzoli decides to add on. The tempo has dropped a little but Russia are still in this.
83 | Kane takes but his effort rises over the wall and wide.
83 | Another England free-kick, a little further out this time. Where's Eric?
79 | Substitution: Neustädter makes ways for Glushakov.
77 | Substitution: Rooney goes off and applauds the fans as he leaves the field, on comes Wilshere.
73 | Gooooaaall!!! Dier slams his free-kick (from inside the 'D') right into the top corner. What a strike! Akinfeev couldn't react in time. England lead 1-0!
70 | Blimey!! Rooney lets loose from 20 yards out and somehow, Akinfeev, diving low, tips the ball onto the bar, Rose lashes the rebound against the far post! Offside anyway, not to worry.
69 | Russia free-kick, 35 yards out it's Shatov....
65 | England now channelling the majority of their attacks down each wing - mainly from the left but there's no way through.
63 | Close!! Smolov tries to curl one inside Hart's right-hand post and that was very close...
62 | First booking of the game goes to Cahill, for a foul on Dzyuba.
58 | Well, not sure that Dier intended that - Russia whip in a corner and the No.17 heads the ball towards his own goal. Fortunately Hart casually tips over for another corner.
57 | Superb from Rose who sets Sterling haring up the left flank but his touch lets him down and Russia break. Pretty much end-to-end now.
54 | Rooney curls one - just a few inches too high and wide of the upright.
53 | Another England free-kick, just outside the 'D'. Mr Rizzoli gets the spray out.
52 | Free-kick to England wide on the left and just outside the area after Sterling is shoved over.
48 | Russia have upped the pressure and pace at the start of this second half - much livelier from Slutsky's troops. Kokorin pulls the ball back from the byline but it's quickly cleared by the England defence.
We're back underway in Marseille!!
45 | The half-time whistle goes with England fans belting out God save the Queen. Been an interesting first 45 minutes, England seeing more of the ball and camped in the Russian half but Slutsky's boys have been solid at the back. Sterling has given them the most problems but wouldn't be too surprised if Hodgson moves the bench during the interval. At the other end, Hart has had very little to do although Russia have no qualms about going forward in numbers with the likes of Ignashevich and Smolnikov lurking in and around the box when they do.
43 | Walker with a long, long throw into the Russia box but it's cleared. Leonid Slutsky's men defending well.
I wonder if this is on the TV and a few Zolotaya Boyka's being quaffed at Kitajskij Letchik Jao Da - one of our favourite Moscow hang-outs. Hi Tanya.
36 | Corner, on the left, to England; played short - Kane whips the ball into the box but Akinfeev collects. Still goalless, but for how long, we ponder.
34 | Rooney smashes a potent volley goalwards but Akinfeev's right behind it and nonchalantly punches clear.
32 | England win another corner and it's Harry Kane with another outswinger, to no one. Overkicked that one...
28 | Kane has the ball in the net but didn't hear the whistle or see the linesman's flag up - was a good yard offside when he received the ball.
23 | Sterling darts towards goal but in comes Smolnikov with a superb sliding tackle - great timing there from the number 3. Corner to England.
21 | Lallana! snaps at a loose ball but his shot veers wide! Had more time than he thought.
17 | And England immediately go up the other end but Rose's ball goes right across the face of goal with no takers.
16 | Uff!! Ignashevich connects with Shatov's free-kick from out on the right but his header lands safely in Hart's hands. That's Russia's first attempt on target so far.
11 | Uyy! Kane's corner met by Smalling but his header is directed straight at the keeper.
8 | Harry Kane just arrives late at the back post and can't connect with Dele Ali's flicked header. It's all been England so far.
6 | Uff!! Lallana gets the first shot in on target - a stinging volley which Akinfeev instinctively pushes over. Corner to England.
3 | England with the first attempt, the ball's headed back to Dele Ali who slices his shot wide. Just didn't get a clean contact.
1 | Lofted ball played forward from the back to Sterling but keeper Igor Akinfeev read it and comes out of his area to nod the ball clear.
0 | And we're off!! England get the ball in play.
Italian ref Nicola Rizzoli is in charge of tonight's game.
A very loud rendition of 'God save the Queen'...
National anthem time. Nearly all of Russia's players join in.
England XI: Hart; Walker, Cahill, Smalling, Rose; Dier, Alli, Rooney, Sterling, Lallana; Kane.
England subs: Forster, Heaton, Milner, Vardy, Clyne, Henderson, Sturridge, Stones, Wilshere, Barkley, Bertrand, Rashford.
Russia XI: Akinfeev; Smolnikov, Ignashevich, Berezutski, Schennokiv; Neustädter, Golovin; Smolov, Shatov, Kokorin; Dzyuba.
Russia subs: Lodygin, Guilherme, Shishkin, Berezutski, Yusupov, Glushakov, Mamaev, Shirokov, Ivanov, Samedov, Torbinski, Kombarov.
Preview England vs Russia:
England go into the European Championship after bouncing back from their early World Cup exit two years ago with a 100% record in qualifying - the only country to book their place in France with a clean sweep of wins.
But as the Three Lions bid to end 50 years of hurt, they get their campaign underway having failed to convince in their trio of warm-up matches against Turkey, Australia and Portugal, despite winning all three.
And Hodgson is reportedly set to shuffle his pack from the Wembley victory over Portugal, with Jamie Vardy rumoured to be in line to drop to the bench and Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling fancied to start.
Slutksy, also boss of Russian Premier League club CSKA Moscow, replaced Italian Fabio Capello, who previously spent four years as England manager.
Russia, European champions as the USSR in 1960, head into the competition with injury problems after key midfielders Alan Dzagoev and Igor Denisov were ruled out.
One-time Chelsea man Yuri Zhirkov also misses the tournament.
The run-up to today's clash has been marred by violence on the streets of Marseille, bringing back memories of the trouble involving England fans before their 1998 World Cup opener in the same city.
Join us for the build-up and all the action!