Football: Romania 2 England 1
Tuesday 23 June 1998
Goal: Moldovan 46, Petrescu 90
Yellow cards: 3 (Hagi, Gheorghe Popescu, Ciobotariu). Red cards: 0
Free-kicks (against): 11
Coach: Anghel Iordanescu
Goal: Owen 83
Yellow cards: 0
Red cards: 0
Free-kicks (against): 12
Coach: Glenn Hoddle
3 min: Hagi shown yellow card for second rash tackle (trip on Campbell).
5 min: Ince scrambles Hagi corner away from near post.
7 min: Shearer challenges keeper for Anderton cross and Scholes almost able to hook in loose ball.
14 min: Sheringham hooks shot just wide from corner.
26 min: Ilie chips towards goal after springing offside trap. Seaman is rooted to the spot as the ball hits the bar behind him and bounces away.
32 min: Beckham comes on for the hobbling Ince and immediately gets involved by winning two tackles.
42 min: Le Saux outwits his Chelsea club-mate Petrescu, makes his way into the penalty area and passes to Scholes. Ball sticks under Scholes's foot and Romania manage to clear.
45 min: Gheorghe Popescu shown yellow card (sliding tackle on Campbell).
46 min: Moldovan puts Romania ahead after Hagi leaves Adams stranded by lofting over Petrescu's throw-in. With Adams off balance, Moldovan has time to control ball before shooting fiercely.
53 min: Ilie jinks through but shoots straight at Seaman.
57 min: More danger for England as Hagi is clean through but loses control.
57 min: Shooting chance spurned by Neville, who tries instead to set up Scholes.
61 min: Beckham just too high with free kick.
62 min: Anderton's short cross runs across goal-line.
66 min: Scholes' header from Anderton's cross just clears the bar as England apply some real pressure.
78 min: Ciobotariu booked for up-ending Beckham in full flight.
82 min: Owen equalises for England after Shearer's pull-back falls to him off Scholes. 84 min: Beckham races through but shoots wide.
90 min: Petrescu grabs winner when he gets to pass ahead of Chelsea team- mate Le Saux.
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