Sweden v England, 15 June 2012

Score3-2 to England
RefereeDamir Skomina
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group D
VenueOlimpiyskyi Kyiv, Kyiv
Attendance64,640
Kick-off delayed by 15 minutes to 10.00pm local time (8.00pm BST) - This decision was taken after the day's earlier game in Group D between Ukraine and France was delayed by a severe thunderstorm. Assistant referees: Primož Arhar (Slovenia) Matej Žunič (Slovenia) Fourth official: Florian Meyer (Germany) Additional assistant referees: Matej Jug (Slovenia) Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia) Man of the Match: Olof Mellberg (Sweden) Sweden are out of UEFA EURO 2012 after Danny Welbeck's late back-heeled winner earned England a dramatic Group D victory. Andy Carroll had given England the half-time lead but just past the hour mark it was already 2-2, Olof Mellberg forcing a Glen Johnson own goal then scoring himself before Theo Walcott's leveller. It was substitute Walcott who set up Welbeck with 12 minutes left to end Sweden's hopes with their second Kyiv comeback defeat. England join France on four points, one ahead of Ukraine with whom Roy Hodgson's side need only draw in Donetsk on Tuesday to make the quarter-finals. Both teams made changes to their attacking spearheads, Carroll in alongside Welbeck up front for Wayne Rooney-less England with Ashley Young switching to the left and Johan Elmander taking over from Markus Rosenberg as Zlatan Ibrahimović's foil. England began the brighter and Scott Parker's drive forced Andreas Isaksson into an early save. However, Sweden were maintaining possession and Sebastian Larsson tested his one-time Birmingham City FC club-mate Joe Hart. Johnson did superbly when Ibrahimović looked to be through on goal and Hart also denied the Sweden captain. It was the England captain, though, who made the first goal on 23 minutes. Gerrard sent in a long diagonal cross from the right which Carroll brilliantly headed in from the middle of the box. It took Sweden some time to regroup before Ibrahimović embarked on a solo run only for Hart to stop his deflected shot while at the other end Ashley Young dragged an effort into the side netting. Sweden were looking for shots from distance, Kim Källström going close, and ended the first half strongly, other than a Welbeck break stopped by a superb Mellberg tackle. Mellberg made an even more vital intervention four minutes into the second half. An Ibrahimović free-kick was blocked but he leapt to volley the ball to Mellberg, whose effort hit Johnson via Hart's gloves and crept in despite the right-back's desperate lunge. With 18,000 fans behind them – unusually outnumbering England supporters – Sweden sensed a turnaround just like that which did for them in their 2-1 loss here to Ukraine. Just as on that day the next goal did not take long to arrive, Mellberg rising high to head in Larsson's crossed free-kick. Ibrahimović so nearly had a third immediately, sprinting clear but was unable to beat Hart. Then an equaliser was only prevented by an instinctive reflex save from Isaksson after a John Terry header. However, from the resulting corner the unsighted Isaksson was beaten by a long-distance effort from Walcott, not long off the bench. Now both teams were going all out for victory, Källström shooting just over and Hart superbly denying Ibrahimović. It was at the other end, though, where Welbeck cleverly flicked in, his face a picture of sheer joy after his first competitive goal on just the 21-year-old's seventh appearance. England's margin might have been even greater had Gerrard not been denied by Isaksson from point-blank range in added time, but it mattered not.

2  Sweden

Manager: Erik Hamrén

3  England

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Goals:

Glen Johnson own goal 49 OG
Olof Mellberg 59 G

Goals:

Andy Carroll 23 G
Theo Walcott 64 G
Danny Welbeck 78 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson
Defender Jonas Olsson
Defender/Centre back Olof Mellberg
Defender/Midfielder Seb Larsson
Defender/Midfielder Martin Olsson
Midfielder Rasmus Elm
Midfielder Kim Kallstrom
Midfielder Anders Svensson
Forward Johann Elmander
Forward Zlatan Ibrahimović (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joe Hart
Defender/Centre back Joleon Lescott
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Full back Glen Johnson
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Defender/Left back Ashley Cole
Midfielder Steven Gerrard (captain)
Midfielder Scott Parker
Forward Andy Carroll
Forward Danny Welbeck

Substitutions:

Mikael Lustig for Andreas Granqvist 66
Markus Rosenberg for Johann Elmander 79
Christian Wilhelmsson for Rasmus Elm 81

Substitutions:

Theo Walcott for James Milner 61
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Danny Welbeck 90

Cards:

Olof Mellberg 63 Y
Jonas Olsson 72 Y
Anders Svensson 90 Y

Cards:

James Milner 58 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Par Hansson
Goalkeeper Johan Wiland
Defender Mikael Antonsson
Defender Mikael Lustig
Midfielder Emir Bajrami
Midfielder Samuel Holmen
Midfielder Behrang Safari
Midfielder/Forward Pontus Wernbloom
Forward Tobias Hysen
Forward Ola Toivonen

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Goalkeeper Rob Green
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jagielka
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Left back Leighton Baines
Midfielder Stewart Downing
Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder/Forward Theo Walcott
Forward Jermain Defoe