PAST ENCOUNTERS.ENGLAND look to create their own piece of history in Kiev tonight when they take on Sweden in their second Euro 2012 group game.
The Three Lions have never beaten the Scandinavian outfit in a competitive game. Here, we look at the ones that have gone before. 19/10/88 - England 0 Sweden 0 FAMOUS in Sweden for Glenn Hysen becoming the first player to gain a six out of five mark in a national newspaper for his brilliant defensive performance. Hysen got a move to Liverpool on the back of it, although he could never reproduce the heroics. 06/09/89 - Sweden 0 England 0 ENGLAND needed a point to reach Italia '90 - and got it thanks to a brave-heart display from Terry Butcher Terence Ian "Terry" Butcher (born December 28 1958 in Singapore) is an English football manager who is currently manager of Brentford having been appointed on 24 April 2007. , who found even a swathe swathe 1
tr.v. swathed, swath·ing, swathes
1. To wrap or bind with or as if with bandages.
2. To enfold or constrict.
A wrapping, binding, or bandage. of bandages were not sufficient to stem the flow of blood from a nasty cut.
17/06/92 - Sweden 2 England 1 THE Euro 92 game that gave rise to the famous 'Swedes 2 Turnips 1' headline and marked the end of Gary Lineker's international career. Not for the only time, England led early. Sweden hit back and, in need of a goal, Graham Taylor took Lineker off. Bizarre.
05/09/98 - Sweden 2 England 1 ENGLAND led through Alan Shearer's first-minute effort but the game turned on its head in the space of two first-half minutes as Andreas Andersson's deflected effort was followed by Johann Mjallby putting the hosts ahead. Paul Ince was sent off.
05/09/99 - England 0 Sweden 0 PAUL Scholes becomes only the seventh England player to be sent off - and the first at Wembley - for two typically rash tackles. Sweden were marginally the better side but both Henrik Larsson and Kennet Andersson failed to take good chances. 02/06/02 - England 1 Sweden 1 FIRST meeting in successive World Cups. Sol Campbell rose to power home a David Beckham free-kick. Victory hopes in Saitama were dashed when Danny Mills gifted possession to Niclas Alexandersson after an hour and the Swede swede: see turnip. promptly levelled. 20/06/06 - England 2 Sweden 2 FINAL match of the group stage started disastrously as Michael Owen ruptured a cruciate ligament cruciate ligament ligamentum cruciatum genus Sports anatomy Either of 2 major ligaments which form a cross in the knee joint, ensuring proper movement; the anterior CL is more susceptible to injury and rupture than the posterior, which is deeper in the joint. . It seemed England would win anyway as Steven Gerrard put them back in front five minutes from time. However, Sweden hit back in stoppage time through Henrik Larsson.
HIGHS AND LOWS Michael Owen, then of Newcastle, suffers his ruptured cruciate cruciate /cru·ci·ate/ (kroo´she-at) cruciform.
cru·ci·ate or cru·cial
1. Having the form of a cross, as in certain ligaments of the knee.
2. against Sweden in 2006. Top: Alan Shearer nets in the first minute in 1998's encounter in Stockholm