England beat Italy 3-2 in the Untied States Bicentennial football tournament in their match in New York's Yankee Stadium on Friday (28 May) -- despite conceding two goals in the first 18 minutes.
GV ZOOM IN England in white shirts move ball out from their goalkeeper before losing ball to Italy's No. 7 who moves forward and passes it to his No.9 Graziani who scores PAN TO Italians congratulating each other
SV Scoreboard shows Italy 1-0
SV Italy attacking down right wing & crossing ball towards English goal
GV Italy's Graziani shoots from cross kick into English goal
GV ZOOM IN Italians in crowd waving flags at half time
TV (Second Half) England attack and move ball across right side for No. 6 to cross back towards Italian goal
SV England's No.9 collects ball but shot rebounds off Italian goalkeeper to English No.8 Channon who runs in to score and players congratulate each other
LV Scoreboard shows Italy winning 2-1
LV PAN England take corner kick and No. 4 Thompson heads in England's second goal
CU Scoreboard showing two-all
LV ZOOM IN England attack down right wing, No. 6 crosses ball towards goal
SV England's Channon collects cross and scores goal with left foot -- players congratulate each other
U.S.A. BICENTENNIAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT -- ITALY VS ENGLAND: HIGHLIGHTS OF GAME INCLUDING ALL FIVE GOALS BY ITALIAN NUMBER NINE GRAZIANI (TWO) AND ENGLAND'S NUMBER EIGHT, CHANNON (TWO) AND NUMBER FOUR, THOMPSON.
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Background: England beat Italy 3-2 in the Untied States Bicentennial football tournament in their match in New York's Yankee Stadium on Friday (28 May) -- despite conceding two goals in the first 18 minutes. the English victory was in circumstances which gave England greater hopes for the 1978 World Cup tournament -- for it was a 'second 11' side, due to illness and injury, which defeated Italy's strongest available team. Friday's victory followed the main team's game against Brazil in Los Angeles the previous Sunday (23 May) in which England demonstrated they were capable of matching the skill, patience and ball-control of their opponents -- acknowledged masters of World Cup football and favourites for the 1978 World Cup in the Argentine.
The Italians began Friday's match with bold, attacking tactics which brought them goals from number nine, Graziani, in the 15th and 18th minutes. Once in front they delighted the 40,000 crowd with sophisticated football that threatened to overwhelm the much-changed English side, which began with three players new to international football and added one more during the game.
But England remained calm and during the second half stormed back to take three goals in seven minutes -- two from number eight, Channon, and one from Thompson, number four.
The game was marked by fights and fouls towards the end.