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Football: World Cup - Romania 2 England 1

GROUP G: STADE MUNICIPAL, TOULOUSE. ATTENDANCE: 37,500

GoalS: Moldovan 46, Petrescu 90

Yellow cards: 4 (Hagi, Gheorghe Popescu, Ciobotariu, Marinescu). Red cards: 0

Corners: 3

Offside: 3

Free-kicks (against): 11

Coach: Anghel Iordanescu

Goal: Owen 83

Yellow cards: 0

Red cards: 0

Corners: 3

Offside: 1

Free-kicks (against): 12

Coach: Glenn Hoddle

Running commentary

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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