Chelsea duo suffer ignominy of Three Lions humiliation

By Paul Lagan
Last updated : 15 November 2013

Woeful England lost for the first time at Wembley under Roy Hodgson's tutelage at they succumbed 2-0 an ordinary Chile side and to add insult to injury they were booed off the pitch as well.

Barcleona's Alexis Sanchez providing the two true pieces of class in the whole dismal evening.after just seven minutes and then again three minutes into added time at the end of the match.
By then the vast majority of the 62, 953 supporters had already gone home.
This was supposed to be Chelsea Frank Lampard's night having already been given a pre-match ceremony to honour his 100th cap for England.
But Lampard failed to inspire his side and was eventually substituted in the second half.
The Blue's another contributor Gary Cahill had a poor match by his high standards.
Perhaps suffering from the lack of the stabilising influence of John Terry by his side, Cahill was a troubled man lost of the night, and had the inglorious misfortune to hand the visitors their second goal when he misplaced a simple pass allowing Sanchez to run through to score.
Ashley Cole will surly be restored to the left-back berth for the visit of Germany on Tuesday night.
If there is really such a thing s a wake-up call in football, then this was it.
But it had started reality quote brightly for the Three Lions.

Phil Jones had a great chance to put England ahead on three minutes when he out-jumped the Chile defence from Jay Rodriguez left-wing free-kick.
But unfortunately for the Manchester United player, Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo quick to parry the ball.
Two minutes later and the visitors' goal kept a charmed life when Rooney hit the byline, cut the ball across goal. It deflected off Marcello Diaz and skipped across the goal line to safety.
But incredibly with their first attack of the goal on seven minutes, they scored,and of was Alexis Sanchez who took full advantage of a shaken defence to nip in front of left-back Leighton Baines to steer his downward header from Eugenia Mena's cross past debutant Goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
Ex-Wigan wide-man Jean Beausejour almost notched up number two on 14 minutes, when he was on the end of a quick break and forced Forster into a smart save to his right.
Frank Lampard, playing his 103rd cap for the Three Lions, and skipper, produced a trademark free-kick on 20 minutes, which Bravo did well to tip over his crossbar, having seen the 25-yarder swerve at the last minute.
Jack Wilshere was next up to test the Chile defence but his left-footer from just outside the penalty area took a slight deflection and dropped on the crossbar.
He put in another more purposeful strike on target on 24 minutes, this time Bravo was again it's equal, and instead of trying to catch it, rather he punched it clear.
Gary Medel got the jump on Phil Jones on the half hour when he reacted quickest to Beausejour's corner. But his header, while powerful was just too high to trouble Forster.
England should have level on the stroke of half-time - a fine defence-splitting ball be Wilshre fed Rooney, on the left. He cut inside and passed to Lallana. But the Southampton man saw his effort get a slight deflection away goal for a corner.
England boss Roy Hodgson decided to not make any changes at half-time to Chile's two, Carlos Silva and Felipe Gutierrez on for Fenandez and Aranguiz respectively.
Forster fluffed his lines when, on 55 minutes, Mena, sent in a deep left-sided cross. The Celtic man failed to grasp the ball, instead tipping it back into play. luckily for him, the ball was cleared to safety.
Hodgson decided to make two changes on 12 minutes after the restart, Andros Townsend replacing ineffectual Rodriguez and Chris Smalling for Phil Jones.
James Milner, anonymous all night made way for Spurs's Jermain Defoe 10 minutes later.
Lampard and Wilshere departed after a further 10 minutes allowing Jordan Henderson and Tom Cleverly to try and lift England from their stupor.
Everton's Ross Barkley then came on with 13 minutes to go, Lallana the man to trudge off the pitch.
The final insult came deep into added time, a misplaced pass from Chelsea's Cahill allowed Chile to break quickly and the ball was given to Sanchez who had the easiet of chances to dink the ball over Forster to make it 2-0.
England are back at We,blew on Tuesday when they face Germany.
A stronger side will need to be put out. To be fair, any side put out could not do any worse than this showing.

 

Team:
Forster, Johnson, Baines, Milner, Cahill, Jones, Wilshere, Lampard, Lallana, Rooney, Rodriguez
Subs: Smalling, Ruddy, Cole, Gibbs, Jagielka, Barkley, Cleverlwy, Henderson, Townsend, Defore, Hart

Chile: Bravo, Mena, Gonzalez, Isla, Sanchez, Vargas, Fernandez, Beausejour, Medel, Arramguiz, Diaz.
Subs: Silva, Carmona, Gutierrez, Valdivia, Toselli, Rojas, Munoz, Jara, Fernandes, Fuenzalida, Herrrera.

Referee Florian Meyer (Germany)

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