Euro 2012: Sweden vs England

Not much was expected from the Three Lions before the start of Euro 2012, but a decent game against France and a thrilling victory against Sweden and the English suddenly expect. England started this game well, with a goal from a brilliant header by Andy Carroll, but Sweden fought back and Mellberg scored twice to give Sweden the lead. Nothing was working for England and things only started to go their way once Roy Hogdson had brought on Arsenal winger Theo Walcott. A thunderous shot from him brought England level on goals and mere minutes later a lighting quick drive to the by line and a good cross from Walcott saw Danny Welbeck make it 3-2 to England with a fine backheel finish. Sweden is out of the Euros and England only need a point against home nation Ukraine to progress to the quarter finals. Easy right? [45 photos total]

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Sweden's players pose for a team photo before the start of their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against England at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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England's players pose for a team photo before the start of their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Sweden at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Olsson challenges England's Welbeck during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's Andy Carroll is tripped by Sweden's Olof Mellberg during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's goalkeeper Isaksson makes a save during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against England at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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England's Milner challenges Sweden's Olsson during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in KIev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's goalkeeper Isaksson looks on as his team mate Elmander fights for ball with England's Carroll during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's Andy Carroll heads to score a goal between Sweden's Andreas Granqvist and Olof Mellberg during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's Andy Carroll scores his team's first goal against Sweden during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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England's Carroll scores a goal against Sweden's goalkeeper Isaksson during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in KIev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's goalkeeper Isaksson fails to save as England's Carroll scores a goal during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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England's Carroll celebrates after scoring against Sweden during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in KIev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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England's Carroll challenges Sweden's Olsson during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in KIev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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England's Ashley Young falls down in front of Sweden's Anders Svensson during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's Andy Carroll grimaces after being fouled during his team's Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Sweden at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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England's Hart makes a save in front of Sweden's Elmander during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in KIev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic kicks the ball challenged by England's Scott Parker during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Mellberg scores his team's first goal against England during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Mellberg scores a gola into England's goalkeeper Hart's net during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's Johnson fails to prevent Sweden's Mellberg from scoring a goal during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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England's Johnson fails to prevent Sweden's Mellberg from scoring a goal past England's Hart during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Mellberg celebrates after scoring against England during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in KIev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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England's players react as Sweden's celebrate scoring a goal dduring their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's coach Hamren reacts after his team's second goal against England during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in KIev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Mellberg scores his second goal against England during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in KIev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Olof Mellberg scores his second goal against England during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's goalkeeper Hart fails to save a goal by Sweden's Mellberg during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Olof Mellberg (2nd R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal against England during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's players celebrate their second goal scored by Mellberg against England as England's goalkeeper Hart throws the ball out of the net during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Mellberg celebrates his second goal against England during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in KIev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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England's Walcott scores his team's second goal against Sweden during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Walcott scores a goal past Sweden's Larsson during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's Walcott and Johnson congratulate Gerrard for scoring a gola into Sweden's net during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's goalkeeper Hart reacts during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Sweden at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Ibrahimovic is tackled by England's Walcott during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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England's Danny Welbeck scores their third goal against Sweden during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's Welbeck scores a goal against Sweden during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in KIev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Isaksson fails to save a goal against England during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in KIevv (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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England's Welbeck scores England's third goal past Sweden's goalkeeper Isaksson during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Daniel Wellbeck scores his team's third goal against Sweden during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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England's Daniel Wellbeck celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Sweden during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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England's Terry celebrates England's third goal, scored by Welbeck, as Sweden's Ibrahimovic reacts during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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England's goalkeeper Joe Hart prepares to save the ball as Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic is challenged by England's Ashley Cole during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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England's Lescott shakes hands with Sweden's Ibrahimovic as England's Johnson walks by at the end of their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's coach Hamren and Ibrahimovic react after their lost Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against England at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #

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