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England slip to narrow Euro 2013 defeat

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A last-minute own goal by England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley earned Spain a valuable win in their Euro 2013 opener against England in the stadium of Linkoping, Sweden. 

The late goal handed Spain a slender 3-2 win, after a lively final ten minutes of the match brought three goals.

Hope Powell’s England side were twice behind against the Spaniards, with their opponents breaking the deadlock within four minutes as Veronica Boquete drilled in a vicious shot.

England came back four minutes later when striker Eniola Aluko netted an equaliser from close range, making it all square in the game once again.

The game became lacklustre until the 85th minute when Spanish star Jennifer Hermoso scored a stunning goal and broke English hearts once again. 

However Powell’s side were not finished as English defender Laura Bassett scored a dramatic equaliser three minutes later, which looked to have given her side a valuable point. 

Unfortunately, this theory came to nothing, as an injury-time own goal from goalkeeper Bardsley gifted the Spaniards the win. 

Fans will have to believe that England will be able to come up with the right results in their next two games against Russia this coming Monday and France on Thursday. 

England have dropped to third in their group but will they pull it out of the bag and make it to the quarter-finals of Euro 2013?  

 

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